To the guests, it’s a spectacular event; to you, it’s a day’s work as an event planner. Be it a wedding, an important meeting, or a banquet dinner – you’re reassuring your client that everything’s running smoothly. Behind the scenes, you’re managing the staff, directing the setup and keeping track of all of the pieces that make for a great event.
Do you like to bring people together? Are you organized and motivated? Our online Meeting & Event Management certificate teaches you how to plan and run events. In five courses, you’ll learn how to turn clients’ visions into realities, while making it look effortless. Earn your certificate on your schedule and within one year.
What will I learn?
From examining details with a fine-toothed comb to evaluating the bigger picture, our certification prepares students to handle events large and small. Students are taught by experts in the industry about how to choose appropriate meeting sites, plan pre-event publicity, coordinate audio-visual aids and banquet service, and negotiate contracts.
What will I do with my certificate?
Whether you’re a seasoned event planner seeking accreditation or a novice starting a new career, our online certification gives you the skills you need to impress. Additionally, our certificate helps prepare you for the CMP exam. Each course is the equivalent of 36 hours of industry related continuing education.
Earning Your Certificate
Earn your certificate in five courses. Students generally complete their coursework in one year. Prerequisite courses are waived for students earning certificates. All of the certificate courses must be taken through UMass Amherst, so waivers and transfers are not accepted. Successful applicants will have completed 24 credits of college level coursework or have two years relevant work experience.