Special Events Management (Certificate)

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Earn a credential that indicates your advanced knowledge of event programming, operations, financial management and marketing and promotion. In this program, you'll gain a solid academic perspective and develop a strong network. Program instructors work in all aspects of the event industry.

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.

The certificate requires 18 credit hours of required core courses. Courses taken as part of certain university majors may count credits toward that degree and toward the certificate.

At A Glance

Special Events Management (Certificate)

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
Notes: Must take this course first, as prerequisite for the following required courses.
Notes: Offered spring semester only
Notes: Offered fall semester only
Notes: iCourse, offered fall semester only
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 courses 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.

Enrollment requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.