MS in Event Management Curriculum


PRE-SEMESTER: A pre-semester, online course introduces you to the event sector. Students complete this course in the first seven weeks of the semester.

CORE CURRICULUM: Courses in the MS in Event Management core curriculum provide a solid foundation in business and research analytics as it applies to event planning, event design, and event management.

ELECTIVE COURSES (Three specialty tracks): Students in the MS in Event Management take five elective courses and can choose courses from three tracks: Business Development, Sport Event Management, and Event Operations.

For their capstone, MS in Event Management students complete a consulting project for an industry partner or write a thesis.

The internship course allows students to gain valuable work experience in the event management sector. Students who register for the internship course receive credit for the hours worked during that semester.



Students are required to complete the internship course. Students with at least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work, may qualify for a waiver. Waiving the internship requirements allows students to take an additional 1.5 credits in electives.


Students can select classes across the three different tracks below. Students can also take up to 6 credits in the MS in Travel and Tourism Management, MS in Hospitality Industry Studies, or related programs in consultation with their advisor.


Students are required to complete one of the capstone courses listed below. For the Individual Thesis option, departmental approval is needed after submitting a proposal. (1 course, 3 credits)


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Admissions Criteria

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The Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality is unique in offering an extensive range of exclusive scholarships to its graduate and undergraduate students. Continuing students can apply for scholarships each spring semester, and the funds will be disbursed in the following academic year in two installments (fall and spring). For more information, please visit our Scholarships page.