Business & Management - Event Management
If you're passionate about helping people create memorable events, enjoy working with individuals and businesses, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and can handle high-pressure moments gracefully and calmly, a degree in Event Management may be a great fit for you.
Types of Degrees
Event Management students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years) in an Event Management degree program or in a Hospitality degree program with a concentration in Event Management. An associate degree is usually less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree and allows you to enter the workforce sooner but typically with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and work experience in the hospitality industry helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Event Management Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Event Management include:
- Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner
- Wedding Planner
- Tourism Manager
- Resort General Manager
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner was $50,600 in 2019. (1)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.