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Events Management

Undergraduate Certificate

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Events Management allows you to select courses pertaining to a wide array of events management careers. The program prepares students for careers in planning corporate and nonprofit meetings and events, as well as planning special events such as weddings, conferences, and festivals. 

As a student in the program, you take courses in convention and meeting management, special event management, sports events management, meeting planning logistics, convention and meeting sales, exhibit marketing, international meeting planning, and nonprofit meeting management. In addition to courses offered through Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the Kelley School of Business, the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Journalism, and the Department of Museum Studies. You also complete an internship in events management.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Events Management prepares you for such careers as: 

  • Events manager 
  • Event planner 
  • Special events coordinator 
  • Conference planning manager 
  • Conference director 
  • Conference services manager 
  • Convention director 
  • Convention services manager  
  • Event coordinator 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Events Management, you must complete 19 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Events management core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Elective courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Event management internship (1 credit hour) 

*Courses for this certificate programs are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:    

         IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions

         Cavanaugh Hall 147

         425 University Boulevard

         Indianapolis, IN 46202


TCEM-C 387Industry Internship1 Credit
TCEM-E 104Principles of Event Management3 Credits
TCEM-E 304Mechanics of Event Planning3 Credits
TCEM-E 404Event Production3 Credits
JOUR-J 431Public Relations for Nonprofits3 Credits
MSTD-A 101Understanding Museums3 Credits
OLS 42300Go Green3 Credits
PHST-P 301The History of and Contemporary Approaches to Philanthropy3 Credits
SPEA-V 221Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector3 Credits
SPEA-V 362Nonprofit Management and Leadership3 Credits
TCEM-E 210Special Event Management3 Credits
TCEM-E 219Management of Sports Events3 Credits
TCEM-E 377Exhibit Marketing3 Credits
TCEM-E 471International Meeting Planning3 Credits
TCEM-E 477Non-profit Meeting Management3 Credits
TCEM-G 299Special Topics in Tourism: Wedding Industry3 Credits
TCEM-H 371Convention Sales and Service3 Credits
TCEM-T 234Cultural Heritage Tourism3 Credits
TCEM-T 329Tourism Sports Marketing3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $308.02
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $924.06

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1083.63
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3250.89
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