7 required courses (174 hours)
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Complete in 1 year, or up to 3 years
Courses start at $305
Event management involves managing, organizing, promoting and executing events of all sizes.
Prepare for a career in event management with the skills you need to manage events of all sizes. Gain practical skills and current professional knowledge to successfully organize, promote and execute an array of events.
The certificate’s seven courses are taught by event industry experts who share their real-world experience with you. As you build a foundation in the art and science of event management, you’ll learn core competencies and the 5-phase approach to event planning and execution. Gain project management skills that you can integrate in every aspect of your work, from managing logistics and mitigating risks to implementing effective event marketing.
As you progress through the program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the concepts, elements and processes of event planning come together to create memorable experiences, including large-scale fundraising events, corporate events, trade shows and more. Explore how building and maintaining relationships — from staff and volunteers to clients and vendors — can position you for success. Learn how aligning goals and objectives with the needs and desires of stakeholders provide a basis for ongoing decision-making and successful event management.
Highlights and benefits
Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects
Become career-ready | Prepare for a career as an event planner or gain additional skills for volunteer roles
Enhance your life | Develop your personal and professional skills
Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals
Online delivery | Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, and complete this program from anywhere
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Interested in learning more about our Event Management Extension Certificate? Speak with program staff and instructors, and have your questions answered. Join us for a free virtual information session on Monday, April 24, noon - 1 p.m.Register now
Course schedule by semester
(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
|Introduction to Event Planning||•||•||•|
|Resource Management for Event Planning||•||•||•|
|Event Risk Management||•||•||•|
|Event Management: Final Project||•||•||•|
We strongly recommend completing the courses in the order presented above.
This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.