• Program: Business
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
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Event and Meeting Management will prepare you for employment in entry-level positions in event management, meeting planning, convention sales, and hotel and resort companies. You’ll learn what is required to plan and manage events from concept to completion including contracts, venue, presentations, menu, marketing, and industry business practices. Effective communication skills, strong human relations abilities, and problem-solving skills will contribute to your success in the program and on the job.

Career Opportunities

Event planning is a growing profession. Many associations and corporations hire people whose main job responsibilities are to arrange, plan and conduct events and meetings in a wide range of venues and locations. There is a high demand for skilled, educated, customer service-oriented employees to enter the events industry.

Award Outcomes:

  • Solve business problems using critical thinking and decision making techniques.
  • Apply marketing concepts and strategies.
  • Demonstrate the steps of the sales process.
  • Recognize different types of supplier contracts and legal issues for events.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan a variety of menus.
  • Demonstrate the ability to set up and run the needs of an event speaker.
  • Produce a detailed event using audio/visual and lighting elements.
  • Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 45 Credits
General Education Requirements 12 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 3 Credits
  • Any course from Goal 3 (Natural Sciences)
    Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning)
    Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

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