Event Planning is a blend of art and science – come explore both the aesthetic details which make events sparkle as well as the behind-the-scenes logistics which make events safe and functional. Successful event planners skillfully handle challenges and opportunities related to logistics, catering, audio-visual, design and décor, safety regulations and more. Learn how to effectively manage and implement these elements in order to generate positive return on investment (ROI) for your clients while maintaining a solid reputation for your business.

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After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Create top-quality events, from conception to execution
  • Coordinate the technical aspects of an event
  • Develop effective event objectives, including timeline, budget, and program
  • Design an experience that enhances the event and supports the event messaging
  • Solve event logistical issues including parking, safety, security, and others
  • Optimize a food and beverage budget
  • Execute an event utilizing best practices and proper business ethics
  • Explore options for gaining event planning experience
  • Identify the best practices involved in taking charge on-site and ensuring a successful relationship with staff, clients, and vendors


There are no prerequisites for joining this program.

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Students are required to complete the following courses, ideally in this recommended order:

Students must complete one elective course from the following list before, during, or after the core courses.

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