ABOUT EVENT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Plan and manage memorable events with a degree from PennWest California.
Event planners are in demand to organize and implement successful gatherings of all sizes, from intimate weddings to stadium concerts.
PennWest California’s interdisciplinary event planning and management program provides the event-planning skills that are essential for success in this fast-paced career.
You’ll also learn business basics such as accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and more, so you’re equipped to start your own business or find employment with top corporations, nonprofits organizations, convention centers and other event venues.
This flexible event management degree is delivered in a hybrid (on-campus/online) or 100% online format. It includes a required 120-hour internship that gives you firsthand experience in planning events and helps you build a robust resume even before graduation.
Adding the required minor field of study lets you personalize your degree and focus on an area of interest such as tourism, marketing, sport management, professional golf management or public relations. You can expect to finish this bachelor’s degree concentration in eight semesters, or four academic years, or you can add the 18-credit event planning minor to another degree program.
Is a career in event planning right for me?
Successful event planners blend creativity with careful attention to detail. Students in PennWest California’s business-focused degree program learn all aspects of event management, including design, risk management, finance, sustainability, marketing, logistics and evaluation.
Graduates are prepared to plan and manage a wide variety of events, from meetings, seminars conferences and conventions to weddings, concerts, fairs, festivals, family celebrations, trade shows and sporting events.