MS in Event Management
The MS in Event Management is a 36-credit program that includes a core curriculum, which provides the critical business skills required of event professionals, in the areas of finance and accounting, marketing, event production, risk management, and data analytics. The program also includes an internship requirement, affording students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the event sector prior to graduation. (This component can be waived if the student has a minimum of two years of relevant, full-time work experience or the equivalent in part-time work.)
The program offers elective classes in three tracks—business development, sport event management, and event operations. Students can select courses from across these tracks, allowing them to tailor the program to their own interests and professional goals. A capstone class provides students with the option to choose between a consulting practicum and an individual thesis.
Taught by faculty members who are leading industry professionals, the program is structured to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students. Typically, students complete the degree within one-and-a-half years of full-time study or in two to three years of part-time study. Learning occurs in the classroom and in the field. Networking opportunities, lecture series, research projects, and internships provide students with valuable pathways to achieve their professional objectives—whether they are just launching their event career or have been working in the industry for years.
Those individuals with relevant work experience may be eligible to waive a core course with departmental approval. Waivers allow students to take alternative courses in their field of interest; they do not reduce the number of credits required to earn the degree.