Studies show that the event industry creates more jobs in the United States than auto manufacturing, chemical manufacturing (including pharmaceuticals), and oil and gas. Moreover, Smart Meetings reported in 2018, the industry has grown 23 percent since 2009 – “a strong argument for the prospects of a career in bringing people together face to face.”

UGA’s Event Planning and Meeting Management Certificate can give you the knowledge and skills required to plan, organize and manage successful events.


Format: Online & Classroom

Hours: 35

Credits: 3.5 CEUs

When: Dates coming soon!

Cost: $1,049 w/ materials


The course focuses on best practices, which lays the foundation for planning and implementing a successful event. Topic covered include:

  • Event Sourcing and Site Selection
  • Strategic Communication and Food & Beverage
  • Budgeting
  • Marketing
  • Special Events
  • Technology and Audio Visual
  • Contracts and Risk Management
  • Professional Development

Who Should Attend?

  • Event planners and meeting managers seeking to expand their skills and gain knowledge that can be applied immediately.
  • Hospitality employees, trainers, lodging and restaurant personnel, human resources  managers, seminar planners, exhibition planners, conference center directors, sales and marketing managers, administrative personnel, and others seeking to expand their career paths with the skills necessary to plan efficient and effective events and meetings. 

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

March 2021 dates coming soon!

COVID-19 Impact and Update

The University of Georgia’s primary commitment is the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students. Currently, the University of Georgia requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear appropriate face coverings while inside classrooms, facilities, and buildings. Classrooms will be configured to ensure that individuals will be able to practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies for workspaces will be available in classrooms and common areas.

If circumstances necessitate a shift to online/virtual learning, or a combination of online/virtual and face-to-face learning, students will be notified.

Course Format:
Online & Classroom

University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$1,049 (includes materials)

This course is taught by multiple instructors. Click here to read their individual biographies.