Special Event Management

Special Event manager talking to server

Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Online 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.


Use the buttons below to get more information, visit the college or apply now. 

Request Info    Visit Us    Apply Now

Related Programs

Event Management picture

Event Management

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

Hotel hospitality management pic

Hospitality Management

To enter the hotel/motel industry at mid-management or supervisory levels, you will attain the required skills and experience employers seek. Although this is a day program, selected courses are scheduled for evenings and weekends on a rotating basis.

Detailed Program Information

2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
BADM-106 MS Office for Business Applications 3
ENG-195 Written Communication ‡
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
HOTEL-122 Basic Hospitality Accounting 3
MEET-151 Introduction to Hospitality/Tourism 3
HOTEL-105 Hospitality Marketing, Sales and Revenue Strategy 3
HOTEL-127 Fundamentals of Meetings and Special Events 3
HOTEL-135 Hospitality, Professional Service and Development 3
MEET-116 Fundamentals of Green Meetings 2
MEET-180 Registration and Housing Logistics ‡ 3
MEET-181 Exposition and Special Event Management ‡ 3

‡ Prerequisites required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

Search for available classes now (link) to see course descriptions, class times and locations.

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.


Important Dates

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

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events 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.



Use the buttons below to get more information, visit the college or apply now. 

Request Info    Visit Us    Apply Now



Business & Management Academic & Career Pathway


Last updated: 04/08/2024