Special Events Management (Certificate)

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The special events management certificate is a career enhancement program offered to nondegree-seeking students who already have a degree from an accredited university in any major or to students currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in any major at ASU.

This program is designed to give students hands-on event planning experience, including promotion techniques for the theoretical and philosophical aspects of event operations.

Program offered

Special Events Management (Certificate)

Offered by
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions


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Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate requires 18 credit hours: 15 credit hours of required core courses and three credit hours of electives. Courses taken as part of a university major may count toward that degree and the certificate. To earn the certificate, students must complete all course work in the certificate with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. An application to the program is required.
Required Core Courses -- 15 credit hours
Elective Course (select one) -- 3 credit hours
1. 18 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
2. minimum of a "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all classes in the certificate
3. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the certificate
4. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.