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2023-24 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-24 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

Event Management Certificate

Location(s): Online, Tahlequah

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OSRHE Program Code: 179

CIP Code: 520903

Certificate Code: 1955

This certificate is embedded in the Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.B.A. program.

The certificate in Event Management is designed to teach students all aspects of event and meeting management. Students who earnthe certificate in Event Management will have knowledge of and/or practical exposure to current and best practices in the design, planning, and execution of successful events and meetings. Students will study scenarios and complete activities involving seminars, conventions, conferences, expositions, trade shows and special events and learn how to conduct effective event and meeting management research, including needs assessments, site analyses, situation analyses and feasibility studies.  The knowledge and education gained from the Event Management certificate program can help prepare students for industry certifications, like the MPI and ILEA certification exams.

At least 25 percent of the coursework applied to this embedded certificate must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop appropriate venue selection for events.
  2. Develop appropriate programing for events.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding for the RFP process for vendors and suppliers.
  4. Generate a positioning map for competitive strategies.
  5. Manage customer demand in the service setting.

Prerequisite courses:

Admission into the certificate program is open to any student currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at NSU. People who are only interested in earning the certificate, but are not currently enrolled at NSU, can apply through the NSU Undergraduate Admissions office to be admitted for the purpose of pursuing the certificate.

Courses in the certificate program may require prerequisites.  For students who do not have the required prerequisites, transcripts and work experience will be examined by the Department Chair and course instructors to determine whether prerequisites may be waived and/or prior learning credit be given in lieu of specific prerequisites.

The following prerequisite course is completed as part of the B.B.A. core.

Complete the following prerequisite course with a minimum grade of C.

Minor Electives

Complete 3 hours from the following:

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