Event Planning and Management - Event Coordination | SIU

Southern Illinois University




Event Planning and Management

Our market-driven professional development sequence in event planning and management is a one-year online program offered through the Office of Distance Education and Off Campus Programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to bring an event to life.

Discover the world of strategic event sponsorship, risk management, entertainment production and management for a variety of events ranging from trade shows to sporting events.

Experience a multi-faceted program designed for current students as well as industry professionals who wish to gain more knowledge in the field of event planning and meeting management.

The diploma is open to everyone and is earned by completion of a six-course sequence, spread over three semesters. Courses may also be applied toward the Hospitality and Tourism Administration undergraduate degree. Current degree seeking students who wish to gain practical experience in event and meeting planning are encouraged to do so by enrolling in independent studies courses.

What will I study?

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Professional Event Coordination
  • Trade Show Management
  • Event Entertainment and Production
  • Sports Event Management
  • Event Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Event Risk Management and Safety