Special Event Management

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Business & Management
  • Program Code: 31-109-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Special Event Management Diploma


Put your creativity and planning skills to work and begin a career in event management. This program covers a broad range of topics related to the hospitality industry, including marketing, contracts and accounting.

Associations and corporations hire people to arrange, plan and conduct special events in a wide range of venues. In this field there are opportunities for skilled, customer service-focused employees.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Event Management associate degree.

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

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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) MEET-151 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism 3
(2) HOTEL-105 Hospitality Marketing, Sales and Revenue Strategy 3
(2) HOTEL-127 Fundamentals of Meetings and Special Events 3
(2) MATH-134 Mathematical Reasoning
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(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

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisites required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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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

  • Design a special event
  • Apply the fundamentals strategies to a special event
  • Manage the fundamentals of financial resources
  • Identify the various components that make up the hospitality industry
  • Manage the fundamentals of housing and registration process

Career Outlook

Many associations and corporations hire people whose main job responsibilities are to arrange, plan and conduct events and meetings in a wide range of venues and locations. 

Special Event Coordinator
Activity Director
Corporate Travel Manager
Destination Wedding Planner
Meeting Planner

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