HRSM Event Management Minor
Minor Requirements (18 hours)
Students must take any prerequisites associated with the electives they choose, which may require additional hours. Courses required in a student’s major may not be used to fulfill these minor requirements.
Focus Area (6 hours)
Choose 2 courses from the options below:
Specialty Area (3 hours)
Choose 1 course from the options below:
Capstone Course (3 hours)
The capstone course should be taken after completion of at least 12 hours in the minor.
Electives (6 hours)
Choose 2 courses from the options below. Prerequisites are listed in parenthesis.
Events are often characterized as temporary and intentional gatherings of people, and have many types: cultural, musical, leisure, competitive, sporting, entertainment, corporate, public, and social. The global event and meeting industry is expected to reach $1.2 billion in 2023 which represents a 7.5 percent growth rate between 2017 and 2023 (Fenich, 2018). In the United States alone, over 6 million people work to produce 1.8 million events, conventions, and meetings occur each year with a combined total impact of $400 billion. Moreover, some expect areas of this profession to grow by 33 percent over the next 10 years.
Those who excel in the event industry must have a multidisciplinary knowledge base which spans a wide range of content areas, including: revenue generation, marketing and sponsorship, operations management, media and public relations, customer service, health and safety, human resource management, food and beverage, service management, and many others.
In the past 25 years, the United States has seen an increase in the number of sport, tourism and hospitality management programs offered in higher learning institutions. The number of U. S. sport, tourism and hospitality programs being offered at postsecondary institutions has more than quadrupled. Over the years, leaders in the industry have requested that graduates from these higher education programs be work ready by possessing competitive management knowledge and job-specific skills. Sport, tourism, retail and hospitality sport education has responded by striving to design programs to meet the needs and demands of the industry. As more and more programs in the U.S. are focusing their focal curricular on event / meeting management to produce more competitive and competent event/meeting planner, it is a time for us to build a solid event / meeting curriculum for our students to lead this vibrant and exciting industry.
Minors are not restricted to students in a particular college. This should be re-framed as concentrations for HRSM students if you want to restrict it to only HRSM students.
Per our discussion in the CC Meeting, the committee would like you to clarify that students taking the minor can not double count courses in the their major course of study and this minor. In order to complete the minor, students will need to satisfy course prerequisites for all courses in the minor.
If you get a proposal back to me that satisfies the committee's concerns by Friday March 8th, it will be moved forward to the Faculty Senate.
Contact me if you have questions.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We have approved the proposal and are moving it forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair803firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
New Minors do not require BOT, CHE, or SACS notification.
Minor will be added to the 1920 Undergraduate Bulletin.