• Course Delivery
    76% to 99% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Events Management

Undergraduate Certificate

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

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) 


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

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15


  • TCEM-C 387Industry Internship1 Credits
  • TCEM-E 104Principles of Event Management3 Credits
  • TCEM-E 304Mechanics of Event Planning 3 Credits
  • TCEM-E 404Event Production3 Credits
  • JOUR-J 431Public Relations for Nonprofits3 Credits
  • MSTD-A 101 Understanding Museums3 Credits
  • OLS-42300Go Green3 Credits
  • PHST-P 301The History of and Contemporary Approaches to Philanthropy3 Credits
  • SPEA-V 221Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector 3 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74

Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.