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.

Locations: Louisville
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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.

Program Highlights

  • Sullivan University’s College of Hospitality Studies has long set the standard for hospitality education, 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.

FAQ's

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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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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Total annual spending for special events worldwide equals $500 billion.

-Entrepreneur Magazine

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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.

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Courses

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.

Course
Title
Credit Hours
CAT 244
Special Events Planning and Staff Management
4.00
HRM 104
Introduction to Hospitality Management
4.00
HRM 108
Lodging Management
4.00
HRM 208
Destination Management and Marketing
4.00
NTA 154
Travel Reference Skills
4.00
NTA 215
Tourism / Event Planning Practicum
2.00
NTA 244
Tourism
4.00
TGE 214
Tourism Geography
4.00
TRV 205
Meeting and Event Planning
4.00
TRV 244
Travel Management
4.00
TRV 250
Best Practices in Event Management
4.00
TRV 252
Event Coordination and Marketing
4.00
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
ACT 102
Principles of Accounting II
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
MKT 215
Principles of Sales Presentations
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
General Education Electives
12.00
Other Core Courses
2.00
Course:
CAT 244
Title:
Special Events Planning and Staff Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRM 104
Title:
Introduction to Hospitality Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRM 108
Title:
Lodging Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HRM 208
Title:
Destination Management and Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
NTA 154
Title:
Travel Reference Skills
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
NTA 215
Title:
Tourism / Event Planning Practicum
Credit Hours:
2.00
Course:
NTA 244
Title:
Tourism
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
TGE 214
Title:
Tourism Geography
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
TRV 205
Title:
Meeting and Event Planning
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
TRV 244
Title:
Travel Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
TRV 250
Title:
Best Practices in Event Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
TRV 252
Title:
Event Coordination and Marketing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 102
Title:
Principles of Accounting II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MKT 215
Title:
Principles of Sales Presentations
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
12.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
2.00
Total Credit Hours: 92.00