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

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

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.