Event Management - B.S.
The Event Management bachelor's degree program prepares students to enter a career within the global event industry. The program offers a business and managerial foundation partnered with a solid core of industry-relevant courses. Coursework is designed and managed to offer relevant industry practices and emerging trends, active-learning classrooms, and regular industry professional engagement.
Students are also required to participate in a semester long, off-site internship, under the direction of an industry professional. This experience allows students to actively participate in the real-world setting.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
Use event management processes and tools to create, execute, and evaluate events.
Apply event business principles and practices used within the global event industry.
Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders in variety of contexts within the event industry.
Analyze and recommend technology applications to administer event-based data collection, access management, and risk management.
Assess and respond to global market needs within the event management industry.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|or ACCT2150||Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations|
|ACCT3150||Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|HOSP2040||Human Resources Management in Service Organizations||3|
|or MGMT2001||Human Resource Management|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||3|
|or LAW2005||Hospitality Law|
|EVNT1001||Introduction to Event Management||3|
|EVNT2020||The Business of Event Management||3|
|EVNT2210||Event Technology & Access Management||3|
|or SEE2150||Safety, Security and Risk Management in the SEEM Industry|
|EVNT3220||Sales and Business Development||3|
|EVNT4110||Advanced Special Event Management||3|
|EVNT4250||Contemporary Issues in Event Management||3|
|MRKT1001||Brand Marketing & Consumer Value||3|
|SEE3160||Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management||3|
|SEE3850||Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management||3|
|Choose two of the following:||6|
|The Business of Meeting Management|
|Fairs and Festivals|
|Global Mega Events|
|Special Event Protocol|
|Weddings & Ceremonies|
|Concert and Event Production|
|Fundamentals of Fundraising and Philanthropy|
|International Exhibitions & Events|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Advanced Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundations Courses||9|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
|A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)|
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||15|
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.
‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all four JWU campuses, JWU Global — Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?