Elevate Your Career with a Master's in Meeting and Event Management

Are you a meeting professional looking to take your career to new heights? Look no further than the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program. Created by the SDSU L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality...

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Are you a meeting professional looking to take your career to new heights? Look no further than the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program. Created by the SDSU L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in collaboration with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), this graduate-level program is the first of its kind in North America. It aims to transform meeting professionals into business event strategists.

About the Program

The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is designed to help you advance your career and your profession as a whole. Taught by passionate and experienced instructors, many of whom are high-level executives in the industry, the coursework is tailored to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. As a part of this program, you will join a community of driven leaders, connecting and networking with classmates, instructors, and alumni.

With one-on-one mentorship opportunities, frequent networking events, and a personalized Leadership Development Plan, you will become a stronger leader and drive change in your profession. Plus, you'll have the chance to spend two weeks at San Diego State University's beautiful campus, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.

Gone are the days of worrying about GRE/GMAT testing - SDSU no longer requires it for admission to any graduate program. So, if you're interested in applying, now is the perfect time to take the leap!

Program Perfect for Experienced Professionals

The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is ideal for professionals with 5-15 years of experience in the meetings and events industry. Whether you're a Certified Meeting Manager (CMM), Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), or have experience in corporate meeting planning, third party planning, group sales, convention services, destination management, or audio-visual and production, this program is tailored to your needs.

Our program is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to integrate your studies into your busy schedule. The majority of the coursework is completed online, giving you the freedom to advance your career without putting your professional life on hold.

What You Can Learn

Our comprehensive online program covers a wide range of topics that will propel you to become a leader in the industry. From strategic leadership and stakeholder management to finances, business analytics, change management, and marketing, our experienced faculty will guide you through each module. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to learn from high-level meetings and events executives through networking events and on-site learning experiences.

Why Choose Us?


One of the unique advantages of our program is the connection you'll establish with an experienced mentor. Your mentor, a high-level leader in the meetings and events industry, will support and guide you throughout the program. This meaningful and professional connection will extend beyond your graduation, providing you with invaluable insights and advice.


We understand the demands of today's professionals, which is why our program is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. Apart from a two-week on-campus experience at San Diego State University, the program is entirely online. This means you can complete your coursework and assignments without disrupting your professional life. Best of all, the practical nature of our coursework allows you to apply what you learn immediately in your day-to-day work.


A leadership degree in meeting and event management opens doors to over 100 hospitality and tourism-related industries. It equips you with skills that are valuable in virtually any career path you choose.

Proven Results

Research shows that event managers with a graduate degree earn an average of $8,000 more per year than those with a bachelor's degree. Our program incorporates networking opportunities with industry leaders, mentorship matching, and a career-changing capstone project, ensuring a measurable return on your investment.

Be one of the first to earn your master's degree in meeting and event management. Work at your own pace, advance your career, and shape the future of the industry.

Time Involved

The program consists of three key components:

  1. One week-long on-campus experience featuring team-building projects and leadership exercises to help you connect with your instructors and classmates.
  2. 21 months of online instruction in 8 courses, with approximately 10-12 hours of weekly commitment for reading, assignments, and forum discussions.
  3. One week of on-campus capstone experience at SDSU, full-time and all-day.

Prerequisites and Cost

To apply for the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program at SDSU Global Campus, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Ideally, you should also have experience in the hospitality and tourism industry.

The program tuition is $30,510 (Includes Fees), which is significantly lower than other master's programs. Financial aid options are available, and the online format allows you to pursue your degree while maintaining your professional commitments.

How to Apply

If you're ready to take the next step in your career, follow these simple application steps:

  1. Submit the formal application through Cal State Apply between October 1 and July 1 for fall admission. Note that a nonrefundable application fee of $70 is required.
  2. Order official transcripts for all post-secondary education after completing the Cal State Apply application.
  3. Complete a free Supplemental Application.
  4. International applicants may need to take English language testing. Visit the SDSU Graduate Admissions page for more information.

For more information on the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program or the Master's in Hospitality and Tourism Management program, feel free to contact SDSU Global Campus at [email protected] or (619) 594-1111.

Now is the time to elevate your career and become a leader in the dynamic world of meeting and event management. Apply today and unlock your potential!