School of Business

Certificate in Event Management

The certificate in event management is designed to permit non-matriculated individuals, an opportunity to focus on the development of knowledge and skills in the event management field. Courses emphasize management, marketing and operations in a variety of event settings.


The required courses for the nine credit hour certificate are:

Required three credit hours:

BUS 316 Sport Event Management or
     TAH 311 Event Planning and Management

Select six credit hours from:

BUS 311 Sport Marketing
BUS 313 Sport Facility Management
BUS 316 Sport Event Management (if not taken above)
BUS 317 Sport Sponsorship and Sales
BUS 378 Sport Management Practicum
TAH 221 Tourism and Hospitality Management
TAH 311 Event Planning and Management (if not taken above)
TAH 321 Lodging Operations and Systems


Courses may be taken in any order as long as course prerequisites are satisfied. Waiver of prerequisites may be done on a case-by-case basis.

Admission is open to those who have completed 54 credit hours with a GPA of 2.33 or higher.  Those who have a minimum of three years of relevant work experience and a high school diploma, or GED may also apply.

Enrollment in specific courses is based on eligibility criteria and availability of space in the courses. Enrollment in some highly demanded courses may be restricted or prohibited in any given semester. Admission into the certificate program does not guarantee admission into any other USM program or enrollment in any specific course.

Please note: Non-matriculated students enrolled in this certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.


The recommended application deadlines for the program are August 15th for the fall semester and January 1st for the spring semester; however, applications will be accepted after those dates. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.


Tuition is set by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. Visit the student accounts website for more tuition and fee information.