Tourism Development and Management (Meetings and Events), BS

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Can you imagine yourself hosting successful events and meetings? Then this program is right for you. Earn a degree that showcases your advanced knowledge of event programming, operations, financial management and marketing. The instructors work in all aspects of the event industry.

The concentration in meetings and events allows students enrolled in the BS program in tourism development and management to focus their electives on courses that cover meetings and events planning topics. The concentration draws from both the special events program and the meeting management program, and prepares students to be competitive in the events sector.

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Tourism Development and Management (Meetings and Events), BS

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Career outlook

Tourism-related meetings and events are significant contributors to the Arizona economy, as well as to other states. Graduates are prepared to enter meeting and event-related careers in resorts and hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, private event companies, destination management companies, parks and recreation departments, public relations, and nonprofit fundraising.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other 11.4%$24,200
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 10.9%$48,290
Lodging Managers4%$51,800
General and Operations Managers 9.1%$100,410
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10.4%$111,280
Program Directors 12.2%$71,620
Travel Guides4.9%
Travel Agents-11.7%$36,990

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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