In this emphasis, students explore multiple aspects of event management, everything from logistics—budgets, site selection, contracts, vendor management, food and beverage—to the design side. The program is designed for you to apply what you have learned through planning actual events for the community within your structured classwork all the way up to opportunities for customized internships in your particular focus area, all while building your resume and expanding your network of industry connections.
12 or more credit hours from the following:
- HORT 261 Floral Design I
- HRTM 274 Intro to Food & Beverage in the Hospitality Industry
- HRTM 285 Intro to the Lodging Industry
- HRTM 289 Intro to the Event Industry
- HRTM 373 Catering Management
- HRTM 474 Food & Beverage Management
- HRTM 489 Advanced Event Operations
- NUTR 471 Vines, Wine & You
- TMFD 121 Visual Communication & Presentation
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Work with the best
McKenna Copsey, Alumna
Digital Event Project Manager
"Without the support and encouragement of my professors, I wouldn’t have sought out the last two internships I held that led to a full-time job after graduation. Throughout the years, I have been able to directly apply material we learned in our classes to multiple event production tasks. I can’t recommend this program more!"
Learn from the best
Kristin Malek, Ph.D., CMP, DES, CHE
Event Management Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor
Dr. Kristin Malek, or Dr. K as she is known by her students, has over ten years in hospitality and event management experience. She has achieved designations as a certified meeting professional (CMP), digital event strategist (DES), and certified hospitality educator (CHE).Learn more about Kristin