Why Choose the Event Management Minor?
The Event Management minor is designed to provide students with a combination of hands-on skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the multi-billion dollar event management industry. Courses in this minor are designed to cover topics within the three most widely recognized event industry certification exams.
This minor requires a 400 hour internship, and offers specialization in the areas of meeting and event planning; special event management; budgets and finance; event protocol, fundraising standards and non-profit restrictions, site selection; contracts, vendors, negotiations; marketing and promotions; food & beverage management; and meeting technology. Throughout their studies in this minor, students will have the opportunity to earn the Convention Management and Service certificate, a nationally recognized certification through the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), as part of the required courses.
Event management leads to career opportunities such as: conference manager, wedding planner, special events coordinator, cruise event director, trade show/ exhibit director, and meeting planner for profit and nonprofit organizations. This minor can complement virtually any bachelor degree program.
Any person who is admitted to a Ferris State University Bachelor's degree program is welcome to seek the attainment of this minor in addition to their major.
A Ferris student will receive this minor after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the minor courses.
No more than 50% of the credits required for this minor may be transferred from another institution. A maximum of one third of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap with the student's major.
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