Special Events Management (Minor)

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We create community when we come together for a common purpose, like an event. With a minor in event management, you will have a competitive edge as you enter the workforce where you can be instrumental in making community happen.

The minor program in special events management is designed to offer students a solid understanding of special events programming and management.

In addition to the two-tiered special events course, which provides basic and advanced instruction as well as experiential learning opportunities through event production, students are able to select electives to meet their interests.

The minor allows students enrolled in other undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their educational experiences. Students from such various disciplines as business, communication, journalism, music, fashion and many others find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

At A Glance

Special Events Management (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours: a three credit hour required course, and 12 credit hours of elective courses.
Required Core Course -- 3 credit hours
Electives (choose four) -- 12 credit hours
Standards
1. 15 credit hours of graded coursework (no independent study)
2. minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all courses in the minor
3. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
4. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours: six credit hours of required courses and nine credit hours of elective courses.

Required Core Courses:

PRM 486 Special Events Management (3)
PRM 487 Advanced Special Events Management (3) or CSM 485 Sports Events (3)

Electives: (choose three courses from the following list)

NLM 300 Fund Raising and Resource Development (3)
PRM 303 Program Planning (3)
PRM 304 Recreation Planning and Facility Development, L (3)
PRM 475 Entrepreneurial Recreation and Tourism (3)
PRM 484 Internship (1-12)
TDM 205 Introduction to Travel and Tourism, G (3)
TDM 345 Meeting and Convention Planning (3)
TDM 350 Tourism, Recreation and Sports Marketing (3)
TDM 458 International Tourism, G (3)

Standards:

  1. 15 credit hours of graded course work (no independent study)
  2. minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) required for all classes in the minor
  3. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor
  4. a major other than parks and recreation management or tourism development and management
  5. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
  6. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in parks and recreation management; BS in tourism development and management (including all concentrations), BS in community sports management (including all concentrations)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor.

Career outlook

Graduates are prepared for employment in numerous positions, such as a meeting coordinator, sales coordinator, event planner, conference coordinator, and festival coordinator.