About the Event Management Minor
The program provides students with the combination of skills and knowledge needed to be successful as an event manager in a range of event planning settings. Event managers are found in education, government, private business and industry, and the non-profit sectors. Skills and knowledge derived from this minor will enhance a student's marketability and employability in numerous settings. The program consists of core of 18 semester hours including coursework in recreation programming, special event administration, meeting and exposition planning, along with an introduction to lodging operations and foods. All minors complete a 2 credit hour field experience in which they work with an organization or agency to plan and implement an event. Students also select 6 semester hours of elective coursework from a list of approved electives.
Course Requirements for the Event Management Minor
Core Courses (18 hours):
FNS 160 (3) Introduction to Foods
HSA 350 (3) Lodging Operations
RPL 318 (2) Field Course in Commercial Recreation
RPL 430 (3) Recreation Programming
RPL 438 (3) Meeting and Exposition Planning
RPL 440 (3) Special Event Administration
Electives (6 hours):
HSA 445 (3) Advanced Food and Beverage Systems Management
JRN 350 (3) Public Relations Principles and Practices
PES 550 (3) Sport Fundraising
RPL/HSA 343 (3) Tourism
RPL 436 (3) Recreation Facility Operations
RPL 460 (3) Quality Service Systems in the Leisure Industry
RPL 511 (3) Legal Liability and Risk Management
RPL 545 (3) Promoting Leisure Services & Programs
TTotal: 23 semester hours
RPL 430- Program "Blurbs"
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Get the most current requirements
Requirements for a degree in RPL's Event Management minor may differ depending on the year you enroll with our program. To get the latest requirements, please visit CMU's online academic bulletin. The online academic bulletin allows for full customization of your program, and includes the most current course descriptions.
CMU Online Academic Bulletin - https://bulletins.cmich.edu/
Our department has designated faculty to assist you with your Event Management Minor.
For students with An Event Management Minor M-Z(Not Commercial Recreation Majors): Darcie Schafer For students with An Event Management Minor and Commercial Recreation Major: Tim Otteman