Phoenix Event Planning Programs
There is only one university in the Phoenix, AZ, area offering event planning programs, and it's situated right downtown. Find out about the required coursework at the school, and also review a table with info on tuition rates, graduation figures and other statistics.
- Arizona State University has a certificate program in special events management, as well as a minor for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The campus is located in downtown Phoenix.
Before getting details on the university's event planning programs, take a glance at this table to get info about the school itself. It has facts on the number of enrolled students, costs, acceptance rates and more which may help you decide if it's the right institution for you.
|Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix|
|School Type||4-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||11,465*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$10,792 in-state; $27,372 out-of-state*|
|% of Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017)||97%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||77%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||86% full-time*|
|Graduation Rate (started in fall 2011)||66%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Arizona State University
The certificate program and the minor in special event management are offered by the university's School of Community Resources and Development, part of the College of Public Programs. The school's programs include tourism management and development, recreation and parks management and nonprofit management and leadership.
Special Event Management Certificate
This certificate program is geared towards students seeking a degree, individuals with a degree and those without a degree. Students must take core and elective courses. The 'special events management' course should be completed first before taking any of the other required courses. Other courses include special events entertainment, event promotion and marketing, special events site design and revenue generation. Students may choose from electives such as sports management, sustainable communities, volunteer management and tourism marketing.
Special Events Management Minor
This minor is for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. Students enrolled in a communication or business program, for example, may find this minor a beneficial addition to their degree programs. Core courses include basic and advanced special events management topics. Other topics explore resource development, program planning, tourism marketing, international tourism and program planning.