Course overview

Created by the SDSU L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, in collaboration with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the Master's in Meeting and Event Management program is the first graduate-level program in North America that's designed to elevate meeting professionals to business event strategists.

What you will learn

The Master’s in Meeting and Event Management program is designed for experienced professionals with around 5-15 years of experience in some type of meetings and events-related industry, such as: Certified Meeting Managers (CMMs) Certified Meeting Professionals (CMPs) Corporate Meeting Planning Third Party Planning Group Sales Convention Services Destination Management Audio Visual and Production Our program is ideal for dedicated, driven professionals who envision themselves taking on a high-level leadership role in their profession, like a director, general manager, or CEO. As many of our students are working professionals, all coursework is designed with flexibility in mind. Because the vast majority of the coursework is completely online, you can easily integrate your program into your busy schedule without putting your professional life on hold. What you can learn Our online meetings and events management program will help you become a leader in your industry. Our courses will help you take those next steps in your career by focusing on a variety of topics, including strategic leadership, stakeholder management, finances, business analytics, change management, and marketing. Students will learn about these topics from dedicated, experienced members faculty, many of whom also teach courses on SDSU’s main campus. Our courses are supplemented by frequent networking opportunities and on-site learning experiences with high-level meetings and events executives.

Course details

Who is the course for?

The Master’s in Meeting and Event Management program is a graduate-level program designed to help you advance your career and your profession as a whole. The coursework is designed and taught by passionate, experienced instructors dedicated to helping you succeed throughout the program and beyond. Many members of our faculty are high-level executives and leaders in the meetings and events industry. Our program is a community of driven leaders, and you’ll have the opportunity to connect and network with your classmates, instructors, and alumni throughout the program. You’ll even get to spend two weeks at San Diego State University’s beautiful campus. Through one-on-one mentorship opportunities, frequent networking opportunities, and a personalized Leadership Development Plan, you’ll have the tools you need to become a stronger leader and an agent of change in your profession.