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Event Management Graduate Certificate

Please Note: As of November 1, 2016 admission to the program has been suspended with the intent to terminate the program. Students currently accepted to the program should contact the Certificate Program Coordinator at rprince@fsu.edu by December 1.

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Rosemary Prince
rprince@pc.fsu.edu
(850) 645-9773

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The event management professional must possess a unique combination of skills and techniques. The Graduate Certificate in Event Management program is designed to provide online advanced education to professionals employed in areas responsible for managing events.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

Practicum may take place with a variety of agencies that have quality event programs and services, the desire and ability to cooperate in providing a stimulating learning experience and qualified personnel to supervise students. Students complete a minimum of 150 hours over an extended period of time, but not less than twelve weeks. The Event Management Certificate Program Coordinator has a listing of approved agencies which have been prequalified to provide the practicum experience and will provide assistance with access to these providers upon request. Practicums at new agencies must be approved by the Certificate Program Coordinator.

Careers

The program is designed to prepare professionals in event planning management, parks and recreation, communications, business, public relations, marketing, sport management, non-profit management, resort and commercial properties, hospitality industry, meeting planning, association management, and Federal, state, local government sectors.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • LEI5316 Event Planning Management (3)
    This course focuses on managerial aspects of event operations such as economic impact, assessment, infrastructure, safe operations, staging and production, food and beverage operations, vendors, and volunteers.
  • LEI5317 Event Management Issues in Ethics and Risk Management (3)
    This course focuses on issues and considerations in event planning ethics, risk management, and safety.
  • LEI5563 Event Marketing (3)
    This course focuses on the components required for development of marketing plans for the various venues in the special events industry, including sponsorship acquisition.
  • LEI5942 Practicum in Events Management (3)
    This course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed during their academic preparation. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in management of events. Students complete a minimum of 150 hours over an extended period of time, but not less than twelve weeks.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Applicants must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.

Application Procedures

Students must complete the official application for admission to the Event Management Certificate program, which includes two letters of recommendation, a resume, and statement of professional career goals. Application deadlines are July 1st for the Fall semester, November 1st for the Spring semester, and March 1st for the Summer semester.

Program Requirements

Requirements include the completion of the required professional portfolio and earning a grade of B or higher. All certificate program students must have achieved a cumulative 3.0 (B) grade point average in all graduate certificate courses attempted in order for the graduate certificate to be granted. The Certificate must be completed within a five year time period from the date of acceptance into the program. The Practicum in Event Management is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills and abilities developed during their academic preparation in the certificate courses. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in management of events.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • LEI5563 Event Marketing (3)
    This course focuses on the components required for development of marketing plans for the various venues in the special events industry, including sponsorship acquisition.
  • LEI5942 Practicum in Events Management (3)
    Prerequisite: LEI5316. LEI5317. LEI5563.
    This course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed during their academic preparation. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in management of events. Students complete a minimum of 150 hours over an extended period of time, but not less than twelve weeks.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

  • LEI5317 Event Management Issues in Ethics and Risk Management (3)
    This course focuses on issues and considerations in event planning ethics, risk management, and safety.
  • LEI5942 Practicum in Events Management (3)
    Prerequisite: LEI5316. LEI5317. LEI5563.
    This course provides students with an opportunity to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed during their academic preparation. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in management of events. Students complete a minimum of 150 hours over an extended period of time, but not less than twelve weeks.


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