Special Events Management (Minor)

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If you are known as the one who plans everything, why not improve your skills while earning something to show for it? Enhance your expertise, experience and employability with the skills needed for planning special events. They are assets for almost every major --- and every life.

The minor program in special events management is designed to offer students a solid understanding of special events programming and management. In addition to the two-tiered special events course, which provides basic and advanced instruction as well as experiential learning opportunities through event production, students are able to select electives to meet their interests.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as business, communication and many others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

At A Glance

Special Events Management (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours: three credit hour required course and 12 credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Courses -- 3 credit hours
Electives (choose four courses) -- 12 credit hours
1. 15 credit hours of graded course work (no independent study)
2. minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all courses in the minor
3. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
4. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in parks and recreation management; BS in tourism development and management (including all concentrations)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor.