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

Logos for Master of Science in Meeting and Event Management MPI and HTM Partnership Are you an experienced professional in the meetings and events industry? Are you ready to take your career to the next...

Logos for Master of Science in Meeting and Event Management MPI and HTM Partnership Logos for Master of Science in Meeting and Event Management MPI and HTM Partnership

Are you an experienced professional in the meetings and events industry? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a business event strategist? Look no further than the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program, brought to you by the SDSU L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

About the Program

The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is designed to help you advance your career and professional growth. Taught by passionate and experienced instructors, many of whom are high-level executives in the industry, this program offers you the opportunity to connect and network with fellow students, instructors, and alumni.

Throughout the program, you will have access to personalized mentorship, frequent networking opportunities, and a tailored Leadership Development Plan. Plus, you'll get to experience the beautiful campus of San Diego State University for two weeks.

Perfect for Experienced Professionals

If you have 5-15 years of experience in the meetings and events industry, this program is perfect for you. Whether you are a Certified Meeting Manager, a Certified Meeting Professional, or have experience in corporate meeting planning, third-party planning, group sales, convention services, and more, this program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in high-level leadership roles.

We understand that as a working professional, flexibility is crucial. That's why the majority of the coursework is conducted online, allowing you to integrate your studies into your busy schedule without putting your professional life on hold.

Unlock Your Potential

Our online meetings and events management program will transform you into a leader in your industry. Through courses focused on strategic leadership, stakeholder management, finances, business analytics, change management, and marketing, you will gain the expertise to drive your career forward. Our faculty, who are experienced professionals themselves, will guide you with their insights and wisdom.

Why Choose Us?

Connections: When you join our program, you will be paired with an experienced mentor who is a leader in the meetings and events industry. This mentor will provide guidance and support throughout your journey, offering valuable advice that can shape your career for years to come.

Flexibility: We understand the demands of your professional life. Apart from a two-week on-campus immersion program at San Diego State University, the entire 18-month program is conducted online. This allows you to continue working while enhancing your skills. The practical coursework ensures that you can apply what you learn immediately.

Versatility: A master's degree in meeting and event management opens doors to over 100 hospitality and tourism-related industries. It equips you with the skills needed to excel in various careers.

Proven Results: Research indicates that event managers with a graduate degree earn $8,000 more per year than those with just a bachelor's degree. Our program incorporates networking with industry leaders, mentorship matching, and a career-changing capstone project to maximize your return on investment.

Be among the first to earn your master's degree in meeting and event management. Shape your future, advance your career, and make a lasting impact on the industry.

Time Involved

The program combines the best of both worlds—online instruction and hands-on experience. It includes:

  1. One week of on-campus team-building projects and leadership exercises at SDSU.
  2. Seventeen months of online instruction in eight comprehensive courses.
  3. One week of on-campus capstone experience at SDSU.

Prerequisites

To apply to the Master's in Meetings and Events Management program at SDSU World Campus, you need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Ideally, you should also have experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. Domestic applicants are required to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85, while international applicants should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. However, special considerations may be made for applicants with lower GPAs.

Applicants are also required to take the GRE or GMAT unless they hold an advanced degree from a member institution of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Affordable Tuition

While many master's programs can cost between $60,000 and $120,000, our program is designed to be accessible. The total tuition for the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is only $29,250. Furthermore, financial aid options are available to ease the burden. Additionally, the majority of the program is conducted online, so you won't have to interrupt your professional life. The cost includes books and travel expenses for the on-campus weeks.

How to Apply

To apply for the program, submit the formal application through Cal State Apply between October 1, 2020, and June 1, 2021, for Fall 2021 admission. You will also need to schedule a GRE or GMAT test date and order official transcripts for all post-secondary education. International applicants may be required to take English language testing. For more information on the application process, visit the SDSU Graduate Admissions page.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your career in the thriving meetings and events industry. Contact Nicole Williams at [email protected] or (619) 594-3946 for more information on the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program or the Master's in Hospitality and Tourism Management program offered by SDSU.

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