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Making the Grade: College-level Event Study

Making the Grade: College-level Event Study

GRADUATE AND FOUR-YEAR DEGREES

California State University, Chico
Department of Recreation and Parks Management
Chico, Calif.
Phone 530/898-4636
www.csuchico.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in recreation administration/special events and tourism

  • Classes include meeting and conference planning, resort/ lodging management and special event planning and operations

Champlain College
Hotel/Restaurant and Event Management program
Burlington, Vt.
Phone 802/865-6438
www.champlain.edu

  • In fall 2008, will launch a bachelor's of science degree in event management

  • Classes include event planning and coordination, international hospitality and events, and aesthetic expressions

Florida State University
Department of Sports and Recreation Management
Tallahassee, Fla.
Phone 850/645-7692
www.fsu.edu

  • Offers a graduate certificate in event management, which can stand alone or be applied as credit towards a master's of science degree in rec-reation and leisure services

  • Classes include event planning management and event marketing

George Washington University
School of Business
Washington
Phone 202/994-1000
www.gwu.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of business administration with a concentration in sport, event and hospitality management

Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana
School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
Indianapolis
Phone 317/274-5555
www.iupui.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in tourism, conventions and event management

  • Classes include special event management, exhibit marketing and event catering management

Griffith University
School of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management
Queensland, Australia
Phone 61 (07) 5552 8709
www.griffith.edu.au

  • Offers a graduate certificate in event management, a master's of business in event management and a bach-elor's of business in event management

Johnson and Wales University
The Hospitality College
Providence, R.I., North Miami, Fla., Denver, Charlotte, N.C.
www.jwu.com

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in sports/ entertainment/event management

  • Classes include hospitality strategic marketing, event management, and negotiations and agreements

Northeastern State University
College of Business and Technology
Tahlequah, Okla.
Phone 918/456-5511
www.nsuok.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of business administration degree in hospitality and tourism management, with an emphasis in meeting and convention management

  • Classes include convention and trade show management, applied meetings and convention management, and principles of meeting management

Queen Margaret University
Tourism, Hospitality and Events program
Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone 44 (0)131 474 0000

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in tourism, hospitality and events management

  • Classes include tourism management, events management and consumer studies

San Francisco State University
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
San Francisco
Phone 415/338-6087
www.sfsu.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in hospitality management with an emphasis in conventions, meetings and event management

University of Central Florida
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Orlando, Fla.
Phone 407/823-2000
www.ucf.edu

  • Offers a bachelor's of science degree in event management

  • Classes include catering management, event technology and event promotion

University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Harrah Hotel College
Las Vegas
Phone 702/895-3161
www.hotel.unlv.edu

  • Offers a bach-elor's of science in meetings and event management

TWO-YEAR DEGREES

Austin Community College
Hospitality Management program
Austin, Texas
Phone 512/223-5333
www.austincc.edu

  • Offers an associate's of applied science degree and certificates in meeting and event planning

  • Classes include hospitality management and leadership, hospitality marketing and sales, and introduction to foods

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wis.
Phone 608/246-6100
www.matcmadison.edu

  • Offers an associate's of applied science degree in meeting and event management

  • Classes include meeting coordination, special event management, and exposition management and partnership development

Richland Community College
Travel, Exposition and Meeting Management Program
Dallas
Phone 972/238-6097
www.richland.edu

  • Offers an associate's degree in travel exposition and meeting management

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

California State University, Fullerton
University Extended Education
Fullerton, Calif.
Phone 714/278-4545
www.csufextension.org

  • Offers a one-semester certificate in professional meeting planning

International School of Hospitality
Las Vegas
Phone 702/947-7200
www.tisoh.com

  • Offers a certificate in conference management and event planning, both in the classroom and online; the classroom certificate is offered three times yearly

New York University
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
New York
Phone 212/998-7200
www.scps.nyu.edu

  • Offers professional certificates in event marketing and meeting, conference and event management

Roosevelt University
Chicago
Phone 312/281-3171
www.roosevelt.edu

  • Offers a five-course certificate in meetings and events; the certificate program stands alone as an education certificate or can be applied as credit towards a bachelor's of science in hospitality and tourism management

Salt Lake City Community College
Salt Lake City
Phone 801/957-7522
www.slcc.edu

  • Offers a certificate in event and meeting planning

Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha, Wis.
Phone 262/691-5566
www.wctc.edu

  • Offers a certificate in meeting and event planning


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