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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Credit Hours
Tied for #1 Online Bachelor Psychology Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Set the atmosphere as a professional events manager

Event planning and management is a fast-paced, complex, and rewarding field that comes with many challenges and opportunities. With your online event management degree, you’ll be equipped with a toolbox of theoretical and practical skills to host memories big and small. The online bachelor’s of science in event management program prepares graduates to advance their career with an established employer or venture into business for themselves.

The hospitality industry needs experts who can navigate the intricacies of managing small and large scale world class events – including weddings, fairs, festivals, entertainment and sporting events, meetings and trade shows. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned educators who bring years of experience to the classroom. Explore topics in event management, including risk management, marketing, finance and logistics.

After earning a degree in event management, many graduates go on to work in exciting positions with leading employers or build their own event business. You’ll also be prepared to continue on to graduate school if you choose to continue your educational journey.

Event Manager planning an event


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Ranked in the top 5 among best colleges for hospitality and tourism in the world by CEOWorld magazine and in the ShanghaiRankings for research.
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Rosen grads have a 97% placement rate upon graduation — working for top industry employers, including Disney, Universal, Hilton, Marriott and the Orange County Convention Center.
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Study-abroad programs offer partnerships with 21 international universities, including Austria, Australia, Japan, China and the Netherlands.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1

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Course Overview

Strategic Event Design

Explore the event planning process beginning with a needs assessment and ending with event evaluation.

Survey the considerations encountered when planning events that are held outside of the United States or that attract a large number of participants from outside the United States.

Engage in a study of sporting event experiences with an emphasis on engagement, industry trends, and technological advances impacting the fan experience.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Manage events from inception to implementation
  • Learn how to be adaptable given the ever-changing landscape of the industry
  • Build a network of trusted professionals through classes and networking events

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2023 - 2034

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Conference Event Consultant
  • Convention Service Manager
  • Event Planning Advisor
  • Event Venue Manager
  • Exhibits or Tradeshow Manager
  • wedding planner