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Associate of Science in Event Management & Tourism

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.

Program Information

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Program Highlights and Locations

  • 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.
Locations:
Louisville Campus

Objectives

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.

Where will a degree from Sullivan take you?

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
  • Airlines
  • 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

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Employment growth in the event management field is expected to increase by 33% by 2022

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Total annual spending for special events worldwide equals $500 billion

-Entrepreneur Magazine

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More people are traveling than ever before. A record 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014

-United Nations' World Tourism Organization

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The tourism industry's share of the global GDP is projected to increase by 4.4% each year for the next decade

Videos

Sullivan University Learning Journey Florida 2017

Sullivan at Sea Day 1

Adventure awaits you at Sullivan University. Students in our Event Management & Tourism and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs embarked on a cruise to the Caribbean for a seven-day learning journey to experience firsthand what it takes to succeed in their industries.

Sullivan at Sea Day 2

While cruising aboard The Oasis of the Seas to reach the next destination on their Caribbean learning journey, students completed team-building activities on the ship, taking their camaraderie to new heights.

Sullivan at Sea Day 3

Students turned the tropical island paradise of St. John into their classroom for the next leg of their learning journey, speaking with tour guides, travel agents, resort managers, and others to gain an in-depth understanding of the tourism industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sullivan at Sea Day 4

Just another day in paradise for students in Sullivan’s Event Management & Tourism and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs. Their Caribbean learning journey continues with sun, sand, sea, and experiential education at its best. Prepare yourself for some serious travel envy.

Courses

Total Credit Hours: 92

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.

* Students must complete HRM 194 and TRV 194 OR HRM 198. Students who do not successfully complete HRM 194 and TRV 194 do not have the option of re-taking either of those classes and must complete HRM 198.

Course

Title

Credit Hours

CAT 244

4.00

HRM 104

4.00

HRM 108

4.00

HRM 208

4.00

NTA 154

4.00

NTA 215

2.00

NTA 244

4.00

TGE 214

4.00

TRV 205

4.00

TRV 244

4.00

TRV 250

4.00

TRV 252

4.00

HRM 194

2.00

ACT 101

4.00

ACT 102

4.00

BUS 224

4.00

MKT 215

4.00

ENG 101

4.00

FYE 101

4.00

GEC 220

4.00

MTH 101

4.00

4.00

4.00

4.00

Total Credit Hours: 92

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.

* Students must complete HRM 194 and TRV 194 OR HRM 198. Students who do not successfully complete HRM 194 and TRV 194 do not have the option of re-taking either of those classes and must complete HRM 198.