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HOST 205 - Event Planning Operations

4 Credits
If you are seeking to become an event or meeting planner, or perhaps you have been planning events for a short time but never received proper training, then this course is for you! Students will understand job responsibilities and career pathways for professionals in the event planning industry including out-sourced organizations working with planners during the tenure of this class. The course will also provide students all of the information needed in order to conjure, plan, craft, and carry out an experiential event for guests and clients. Finally, the course will provide insights to the financial structure of events and how individuals can ensure an effective revenue stream in salary and/or profit while operating an independent organization as an entrepreneur.


Quarters Typically Offered

Spring Online

Designed to Serve Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HOST), and all students interested in a career in event planning including weddings, sporting events, mega-events (e.g. Olympics, Super Bowl), catering, or business management.
Active Date 20190612T13:19:12

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 28
Contact Hours: Lecture 44
Total Contact Hours 44
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Students completing this course will understand foundational concepts of the event planning industry, the importance of creating an experiential moment, out-sourcing and teamwork/collaboration in event management, the venue selection process, technology and other trends, job opportunities and career pathways, and basic budgeting skill specific to A/R (i.e. billing) and A/P in event planning.

Student Learning Outcomes
Learners will describe and identify differences between meetings, expositions, conventions, conferences, incentive travel, and other forms of event planning.

Learners will demonstrate the ability to plan a professional meeting.

Learners will analyze and demonstrate the role of a meeting planner.

Learners will describe the responsibilities of a convention and visitor's bureau, chamber of commerce, or other local authority as it relates to event planning.

Learners will define and demonstrate the steps in event management.

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