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Event Management (2019-2020)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Hospitality & Tourism

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-109-6


For Information: 414-297-6395
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Build a dynamic career by preparing for entry-level positions or advancement in event management, meeting planning, special event marketing, or corporate and convention sales.

Events and festivals are among the fastest-growing segments of the hospitality/tourism industry. A career in meeting and event planning offers many employment opportunities; the labor-intensive event industry needs motivated people of all ages and backgrounds. Effective communication skills, strong human relations abilities, and problem-solving skills will contribute to your success in the program and on the job.


Dual Degree Option — Students can add specified courses and earn associate degrees in both Meeting and Event Management and Hotel/Hospitality Management. See your program advisor for details.

 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Special Event Management technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — Event and meeting planning is a growing profession. Many associations and corporations are hiring people whose job responsibilities are to arrange, plan and conduct meetings. Employment opportunities continue to grow in the convention and visitor industry, which requires managers, research directors, information specialists, public relations staff and sales personnel. Numerous jobs can be found in tourism offices and information centers.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply project management strategies to a meeting or event
  • Manage financial resources
  • Design a meeting or event
  • Promote a meeting or event
  • Manage risk-management plan


Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Typing proficiency of 30 words per minute or concurrent enrollment in OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad

 

Possible Careers

Meeting Planner  Special Event Coordinator Food and Beverage Catering Manager
Resort Sales Convention Services Manager Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
Museum Guide Corporate Travel Manager  Festival Event Manager  
Entertainment Manager Chamber of Commerce Director  Destination Wedding Planner
Communications Specialist Amusement Park Supervisor Recreation Director 
Activity Director   Director of Special Attractions

 

Related Programs
Special Event Management
Business Management
Hotel/Hospitality Management
Marketing

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
 

TECHNICAL STUDIES       

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

      Credits  

(1)

BADM-106

MS Office for Business Applications ^

3

 

(1)

MEET-151

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism ^

3

 

(1)

HOTEL-122

Basic Hospitality Accounting ^

3

 

(1) HOTEL-135 Hospitality Professional Service and Development

3

 

(2)

HOTEL-105

Hospitality Marketing and Sales ^

3

 

(2)

HOTEL-124

Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

3

 

(2)

HOTEL-127

Catering Weddings, Convention Sales
and Contracts ^

3

 

(2)

MEET-180

Registration and Housing Logistics ‡ ^

3

 
(2) MEET-181 Exposition and Special Event Management ‡ ^

3

 

(3)

CULMGT-140 

Food and Beverage Operations ^

3

 

(3)

HOTEL-133

Supervision in the Hospitality Industry

3

 

(3)

MEET-184

Negotiation and Risk Management ‡

3

 

(4) HOTEL-130 Internship in Hotel/Meeting Management ‡

1

 
(4) MEET-178 Meeting and Convention Planning ‡ 3
 


GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics

   
 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡ ^

3

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201‡ and any three-credit 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-123


Math With Business Applications ‡ ^


3

 
 

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

   
 


NATSCI-172


Basic Nutritional Science


3

 
 

 

(or) NATSCI-220 Introduction to Nutritional Science

   
         
 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

(or) SOCSCI-200 Introduction to Ethical Issues


 

 

  TOTAL CREDITS:  61      

 

‡ Prerequisites required.
^ Counts toward earning the Special Event Management diploma.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.
 

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated July 2019.