Event Planning - Organizational Management BAS Specialization
If you're interested in organizing business events, conventions, and social events, EFSC's Event Planning and Management BAS Track is the perfect choice for you! It's taught on Florida's stunning Space Coast — just under an hour away from Orlando, a city that has been ranked as the top meeting destination in the U.S. for more than five consecutive years.
The field of event planning and management is growing rapidly, with the U.S. government projecting an 11% increase in job opportunities by 2026, surpassing the average growth rate for other occupations.
As an event planner, you'll be responsible for coordinating all aspects of events and professional meetings, including venue selection, transportation, logistics, and more.
In this track, you'll not only complete essential business coursework but also delve into specialized courses that focus on event planning. These include hospitality and event management, convention services, social event planning, and advanced event and exposition management.
The Event Planning and Management BAS Specialization is one of the 12 track options available within EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management program.
Event Planning and Management BAS Track - Course Curriculum
The Event Planning and Management Specialization is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed in mid-level management positions within the industy.
Event Planning - Organizational Management BAS Specialization
- Degree Type
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Contact Information
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To make the program more accessible, you have the flexibility to take the Organizational Management common core courses either online or on campus. The major courses specific to event planning, however, are available exclusively online.
Event Planning and Management BAS Track - Admissions Information
Enrolling in the program is straightforward — just follow the general application process for a bachelor's degree at EFSC. It's crucial to stay informed about any upcoming application deadlines to ensure a smooth application experience. The program offers three start terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer, commencing in August, January, and May, respectively.
If you're interested in pursuing the Event Planning and Management BAS Track, you must have successfully completed an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from a regionally accredited college. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements. If you hold an AAS degree and wish to transfer to a BAS program, please consult with a bachelor advisor about options.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
As a Florida resident, you have the opportunity to complete the program's courses over a span of two years, costing around $7,200 for in-state tuition. It's important to remember that this tuition cost specifically covers the program's courses and fees and does not include expenses for course materials or lab fees.
Because you'll enter with an associate degree, you'll need to fulfill an additional 60 credits within the program. Approximately 39 of these credits will be dedicated to upper-level courses, as indicated on EFSC's fee schedule.
You may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships, such as the Titan Scholarships funded through the EFSC Foundation. Additionally, there are external scholarships that you can explore to help cover the expenses of your education. These resources are specifically designed to provide financial support and make your educational journey even more affordable.
Event Planning and Management Courses You Would Take
In this program, you'll learn practical event management skills that are directly relevant to real-world scenarios. The curriculum comprises eight core courses, shared across all 12 specializations within the Organizational Management degree. Event Planning Track courses will include:
Explore the management of inbound tourism operations with regard to meeting planning, convention services, convention centers, and arena management.
Examine the multidisciplinary nature of event management and learn about core functional areas, such as marketing, finance, and project management.
Understand the many facets of social event planning by learning about core foundational elements including budgeting, sustainable processes, and risk management protocols.
Learn project management skills for the creation and development of large events, and address challenges in planning and designing a venue.
Why Study Event Planning and Management at EFSC?
Benefit From the Program's Fully Online Availability
Experience the convenience and flexibility of the Event Planning program's online format, enabling you to study from any location and at your preferred pace. With the 100% online delivery, you can balance your studies with other commitments and responsibilities.
To earn the Event Planning and Management Specialization through the fully online option, it's crucial to keep in mind that course availability fills up quickly during the registration period for each term. This particularly applies to the essential courses that are exclusively offered online. To secure your spot, we highly recommend registering as early as possible so you can complete your degree on schedule.
Set the Stage for Graduate-Level Success
Dreaming of pursuing a graduate degree down the road? Look no further than EFSC's Organizational Management BAS (Event Planning and Management Specialization) — a program designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a master's program.
It can even provide a headstart on Florida Tech's Smart MBA program, providing you with an opportunity to save both time and money. If this opportunity captures your interest, it's crucial to engage with a bachelor advisor at the earliest stages of the process to chart a well-planned MBA journey.
Related Bachelor and Associate Programs
As you choose a specialization, explore the other 11 track options available in the Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. You can only earn the BAS degree once and must choose one track.
Also check out associate degree programs that can seamlessly transition into a management bachelor's degree.