School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
- Program Coordinator:
Seonjeong Ally Lee
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- Ashtabula Campus (hybrid online/on-ground)
The Event Management undergraduate certificate prepares students with the introductory and practical skills they need to enter the event management workforce. The curriculum incorporates the newest technologies and emerging trends in the industry. Program faculty are experts in their fields and have decades of experience applying the skills they teach in the classroom.
Graduates are prepared with skill sets that allow them to secure exciting positions with leading employers at hotels, wineries, private clubs, casinos, sporting events, meetings, trade shows, cruise lines and restaurants; or to be self-employed as an event planner.
Students can apply all courses in the certificate toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Event Management.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Explain the different segments of the hospitality industry and the event management industry, and how they overlap.
- Develop professional skills in event management.
- Explain the processes involved in planning and executing various types of events.
- Create a list of professional groups and certifications for the various types of event managers.
|BMRT 11009||INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY||3|
|HEM 13024||INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT||3|
|HEM 20040||THE BUSINESS OF EVENT MANAGEMENT||3|
|HEM 33050||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HOSPITALITY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT||2|
|HEM 33129||CATERING AND BANQUET MANAGEMENT 1||3|
|Professional Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD PRODUCTION|
|FUNDRAISING AND PHILANTHROPIC EVENT MANAGEMENT|
|WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENT PROTOCOL|
|LEGAL ISSUES IN THE HOSPITALITY AND EVENT INDUSTRY 1|
|PRACTICUM IN HOSPITALITY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT (ELR)|
|HOSPITALITY MEETINGS AND EVENT MANAGEMENT|
|FOOD, WINE AND BEVERAGE PAIRING|
|HOSPITALITY MARKETING 1|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||20|
Students in the certificate can register for this course without the prerequisites.
|Minimum Certificate GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|