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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planning and Management Certificate

The Certificate in Event Planning and Management (CEPM) provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the field of event planning, with specific courses tailored to individual student needs and interests. Students may select from a range of electives related to the planning, management and promotion of meetings, sporting events, festivals, and other types of events. Instructors include both full-time USM faculty as well as working event planners, marketers, and other experienced professionals. Coursework will be capped by a professional experience that allows students to apply their knowledge within a business or organization environment, helping to plan, manage, and promote actual events.

Program Requirements

Completion of 12 credits as described below with a grade of C- or better in each course. As part of at least one of their courses in the certificate, students must complete a project that involves original research, service learning, and/or professional experience directly related to the certificate. The certificate coordinator will assist the student with selection of a project that meets the student’s personal goals and interests. There is no particular sequencing of courses as long as course prerequisites are satisfied. Waiver of prerequisites will be done on a case-by-case basis.

Complete one of the following:

Then complete three from the following that you have not already taken, selecting at least one from each prefix.

One course may be a 3-credit professional experience.