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Meeting & Event Management

The Meeting & Event Management Specialized Studies will not be offered after the Spring 2022 quarter. Individuals interested in earning the specialized studies certificate must successfully complete all program requirements by the end of Spring 2022 quarter. If you have any questions, please email or call (949) 824-2898.



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Whether you are a seasoned event manager, or find yourself tasked with event management duties, prepare to meet the needs of the growing meeting and event management field while satisfying industry certificate or continuing education requirements. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for event managers is expected to grow 33% through 2022; faster than the average for all occupations.

Our program was designed to respond to this increased demand for highly skilled professionals to manage the essential aspects and best business practices in this rapidly growing field. Learn from industry experts and get the advantage in the areas of financial and administrative management, marketing, and the tools necessary for organizing meetings, tradeshows, conventions, and more.

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for you if you are:

  • Interested in starting a new career in meetings, events, travel, hospitality
  • Charged with handling some or all event and travel duties for your company or organization
  • Preparing for industry certification for the CSEP or CMP designations
  • Wishing to enhance your skills or seeking continuing education units for recertification of your CSEP or CMP

Career Insight

Occupational summary for meeting, convention, and event planners. Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $84k)

Program Benefits

  • Review best practices and current trends for event management
  • Learn to conduct effective event and meeting management research
  • Explore methods for managing volunteers, vendors, caterers, sound and light technicians, entertainment, and other resources
  • Study budgeting, pricing, and accounting as they relate to event planning

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Course Schedule

Required Courses

MGMT X464.31
Intro to Event Update (2.00 Units)
MGMT X464.31
  Online   to be scheduled
MGMT X464.32
Event Risk Management: Financial, Legal, and Ethical Safeguards (1.50 Units)
MGMT X464.32
MGMT X464.43
Event Operations, Logistics and Communications (2.00 Units)
MGMT X464.43
      to be scheduled
MGMT X464.44
Event Administration and Stakeholder Management (1.50 Units)
MGMT X464.44
MGMT X464.45
Event Marketing, Fundraising and Sponsorship (2.00 Units)
MGMT X464.45
MGMT X464.39
Food and Beverage Essentials for Meeting Planners (1.50 Units)
MGMT X464.39
MGMT X464.50
Entertainment Arts in Events (2.00 Units)
MGMT X464.50

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 15 Oct 21 Jan 20 Apr 21
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 20 Jan 3 Mar 28 Jun 20
Courses End* (week of) Dec 13 Mar 14 Jun 6 Sep 6
Parking Permits Expire Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30
Administrative Holidays Nov 11, Nov 25-26, Dec 23-24, Dec 30-31 Jan 17, Feb 21 Mar 25, May 30 Jun 20, Jul 4, Sep 5

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Specialized Studies Award Requirements

To earn the specialized studies award in Meeting & Event Management, participants must complete a minimum of 9 units (90 hours) of required courses with a letter grade of “C” or better within five (5) years of enrolling in the first course. To receive your digital certificate, submit a Request for Certificate with a non-refundable $35 application fee after completing all program requirements. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many courses as they wish.

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On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

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