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The Future of Event Management Education Starts Here

The First Graduate Degree in Meeting and Event Management in North America Are you ready to become a dynamic leader in the meetings and events industry? The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program, created...

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The First Graduate Degree in Meeting and Event Management in North America

Are you ready to become a dynamic leader in the meetings and events industry? 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), is the first of its kind in North America. This groundbreaking program aims to elevate meeting professionals to become business event strategists.

More Than a Master’s, It’s a Movement

We believe that when we meet, we change the world! With the meetings and events industry evolving at a rapid pace, there has never been a more exciting time to advance not just your career, but your profession as a whole. Thanks to deeper analytics and more powerful tools, there are now greater opportunities to evolve and excel in this field. As the largest global association in the industry, MPI is committed to pioneering continuing education and providing career-enhancing resources. With their support, the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program offers the flexibility you need to move forward without taking a step backward.

Embracing the Human Element

Working professionals across the country are now earning their master's degrees online with SDSU Global Campus. The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program not only focuses on the technical aspects of planning and managing events but also emphasizes the importance of human connection. To foster this, the program includes two on-campus weeks on SDSU's beautiful campus - one at the beginning and one at the end of the 21-month program. These weeks allow you to build lifelong connections with your classmates and instructors. The rest of the program can be completed entirely online, giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace and shape the future of the meeting and event planning industry while earning your master's degree.

A Curriculum Designed for Success

SDSU's MEM program is the only one of its kind, actively addressing the most pressing challenges facing the meetings and events industry. Through this program, you will gain next-level knowledge in strategic leadership, stakeholder management, finance fundamentals, business analytics, applied design thinking, demonstrating return on experience (ROE), leading change and innovation, and modern marketing strategies. These skills will equip you to lead our industry into the future.

Built on Proven Principles

Graduate students from SDSU's various programs earn an average of $12,000 more per year than before earning their master's degree, according to surveyed alumni. The Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is built on proven principles that will help you maximize your career potential. These principles include organic networking with industry leaders, flexible online assignments, instantly-applicable leadership takeaways, mentorship matching, TED Talk-style guest lectures, and a career-changing Capstone Project.

Is This Degree Right for You?

The Meeting and Event Management Master's program is ideal for professionals in a wide range of fields, including certified meeting managers (CMMs), certified meeting professionals (CMPs), corporate meeting planning, third-party planning, group sales, convention services, destination management, and audio-visual and production.

For more information on the program, visit our Master's in Meeting and Event Management program page.

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