College of Education Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administrationwww.kent.edu/ehhs/fla
About This Program
The Event Management undergraduate certificate program will give you the skills you need to plan, organize and execute a wide range of events from concerts to corporate events. With experienced faculty and a focus on hands-on learning, you'll be well-prepared to hit the ground running in the fast-paced world of event planning. Read more...
- Fully online
- Mostly online
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
Meeting, convention, and event planners
- 7.8% faster than the average
- 138,600 number of jobs
- $51,560 potential earnings
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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:
- Identify and apply the knowledge and skills necessary for hospitality and tourism operations
- Develop and integrate a core set of business skills necessary to successfully operate a hospitality and tourism organization
- Demonstrate competence in the communication skills necessary for hospitality and tourism management
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.