B.S. in Event Management Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

B.S. in Event Management

B.S. in Event Management

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The program prepares undergraduate students for careers in leading event and meeting management businesses. Through the major, students gain background and experiences in planning, budgeting, and implementing conferences, meetings, and other special events in the public or private sectors. Course work provides students with a general education plus professional preparation focusing on the concepts and principles involved in meeting and event planning; special event management; budgets and finance; site selection; contracts, vendors, and negotiations; marketing and promotions; food and beverage management; meeting technology; and hospitality law. Supporting courses include foodservice, catering, promotion, brand management, trend analysis, fashion, and resource management. Learning experiences are provided through planning university events such as Dance Marathon, Family Weekend, Student Union Board, and Homecoming, as well as other campus and community events. Graduates from this program are prepared for careers in event planning (political events, celebrations, education, promotions, commemorations, trade shows, weddings, conferences, corporate events, exhibitions, festivals, philanthropies, entertainment, and conventions) and small business development (entrepreneurship). Graduates demonstrate leadership characteristics and make decisions based on integrating knowledge of financial, human resources, promotion, and event management principles. Students are required to complete an internship in event management prior to graduation.