Associate of Science in Event Management & Tourism
If you’re interested in a career path that offers vast possibilities, consider Event Management and Tourism—all signs point to future success.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, global tourism is a trillion-dollar industry that accounts for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide, while Event Planning is among U.S News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2015, based on expected growth data and current job openings.
If you’re ready to turn your passion for travel and flair for event planning into a profitable, stable career, set yourself apart with an Associate Degree in Event Management and Tourism from the College of Hospitality Studies at Sullivan University.
To graduate highly qualified event management and tourism professionals who possess an in-depth understanding of the industry and its many facets and available opportunities.
To train students in hospitality management, lodging management, destination management, marketing, sales, and best practices in event management, along with event coordination and marketing, meeting and event planning.
- Sullivan University's College of Hospitality Studies is renowned in the culinary world, having long set the standard for hospitality education, and earning a reputation over the past three decades as one of the top hospitality schools in the U.S.
- In order to help others see the world, you must first see it for yourself. That’s why all event management and tourism students take two program-sponsored trips: one to visit a major city and convention destination and another to a leisure destination.
- We supplement your event planning and tourism training with a foundation in marketing, sales, and finance to give you the competitive business edge you need to get ahead.
- Thanks to Sullivan’s streamlined approach to education and year-round, 11-week quarters, you can complete your degree in just 18 months.
There’s a whole world of career opportunities in the event management and tourism industry. With an Associate of Science in Event Management and Tourism degree from Sullivan University, you’ll gain the experience and qualifications you need to work at places such as
- Local, state and national tourism offices and boards
- Travel agencies
- Hotel and flight reservation websites
- Cruise lines
- Travel magazines/guidebooks
- Event management firms
- Catering businesses
- National and international hospitality groups
- Entertainment/attraction companies
Event Management and Tourism by the Numbers
Employment growth in the event management field is expected to increase by 33% by 2022.
-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
More people are traveling than ever before. A record 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014.
-United Nations' World Tourism Organization
Total annual spending for special events worldwide equals $500 billion.
The tourism industry's share of the global GDP is projected to increase by 4.4% each year for the next decade.
Length: 24 months, 18 months accelerated
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.