Best fit for:
Professionals looking to have a career in event management.
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The Event Planning Certificate provides students with combined training in meeting planning, catering, wedding planning, professional meetings, and festivals, as well as other types of events. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in event management and will use meeting facilities provided by The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. Students will learn about catering, the managing and marketing of special events, and the science behind managing a profitable event. This program emphasizes customer service, leadership, and working with many of the related professional associations.
Event Planning Certificate courses will be offered in a fully online format. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students at Piedmont University regardless of major and is also structured for students who may have already earned a two-year or four-year degree or have completed some courses toward a bachelor’s degree. It is designed to meet the needs of students who may not be able to attend classes on campus in Demorest or Athens regularly.
Current undergraduate students at Piedmont University and those who have completed the admissions process for freshman or transfer students may enroll in the program.
Students without a degree who seek only the certificate may apply as a non-degree seeking student through Undergraduate Admissions and should submit the following to be considered:
• An application for admission with any required essay;
• Official transcripts from the college or university where the student attended or completed an undergraduate degree;
• An official transcript showing at least 30 undergraduate hours and evidence that the student is in good standing at the last institution attended; and
• A statement of intent outlining why the student wants to take non-degree classes.
Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree or higher may apply through Graduate Admissions.
There are no prerequisites.
What classes will I take?
BUSA 3602 The Hospitality and Tourism Services Industry, 3 credit hours
BUSA 3700 Project Management, 3 credit hours
BUSA 3842 Cost Control in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, 3 credit hours
BUSA 4320 Human Resource Management, 3 credit hours
BUSA 4882 Technology in the Hospitality Industry, 3 credit hours