Event Management

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 10-109-6
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Event Management Degree


Build a dynamic career in event management, meeting planning, special event marketing, corporate and convention sales, or hotel marketing.

Festivals and events are among the key segments of the hospitality/tourism industry; in addition, many associations and corporations hire people to plan and conduct meetings.

You can earn the Special Event Management technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: Effective communication skills, strong human relations abilities, and problem-solving skills will contribute to your success in the program and on the job.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) BADM-106 MS Office for Business Applications ^ 3
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication ^
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
(1) HOTEL-122 Basic Hospitality Accounting ^ 3
(1) HOTEL-135 Hospitality Professional Service and Development 3
(1) MEET-151 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism ^ 3
(1) NATSCI-112 Principles of Sustainability
(or) Any 200-level NATSCI course
(2) HOTEL-105 Hospitality Marketing, Sales and Revenue Strategy ^ 3
(2) HOTEL-124 Managerial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry 3
(2) HOTEL-127 Fundamentals of Meetings and Special Events ^ 3
(2) MEET-116 Fundamentals of Green Meetings ^ 2
(2) MEET-180 Registration and Housing Logistics ‡ ^ 3
(2) MEET-181 Exposition and Special Event Management ‡ ^ 3
(3) CULMGT-140 Food and Beverage Operations 3
(3) ECON-195 Economics
(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
(3) ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
(3) HOTEL-133 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry 3
(3) MEET-184 Risk Management and Crisis Planning ‡ 3
(4) HOTEL-130 Internship in Hotel/Meeting Management ‡ 1
(4) MATH-134 Mathematical Reasoning ^
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(4) MEET-178 Meeting and Convention Planning ‡ 3
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) SOCSCI-200 Introduction to Ethical Issues

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisites required.
^ Counts toward earning the Special Event Management technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Apply project management strategies to a meeting or event
  • Manage financial resources
  • Design a meeting or event
  • Promote a meeting or event
  • Manage risk-management plan

Career Outlook

Many associations and corporations hire people whose job responsibilities are to arrange, plan and conduct meetings. Employment opportunities also exist in the convention and visitor industry, which requires managers, research directors, information specialists and sales personnel. Jobs also can be found in tourism offices and information centers.

Possible Careers

Meeting Planner
Resort Sales
Museum Guide
Entertainment Manager
Communications Specialist
Activity Director
Special Event Coordinator
Convention Services Manager
Corporate Travel Manager
Chamber of Commerce Director
Amusement Park Supervisor
Food and Beverage Catering Manager
Convention and Visitors Bureau Director
Festival Event Manager
Destination Wedding Planner
Recreation Director
Director of Special Attractions

Admission Requirements

Typing proficiency of 30 words per minute or concurrent enrollment in OFTECH-103 Keyboard and Keypad.


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Business & Management Academic & Career Pathway
414-456-5323, leadpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/24/2020