2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Events and Facilities Administration Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Jane E. Hegland, Department Head
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229
605-688-5196

Program Information

A minor in Events and Facilities Administration will strengthen students’ preparation to work in careers that involve event planning and facilities administration (political events, celebrations, education, promotions, commemorations, trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and conventions). Students earning this minor will demonstrate leadership characteristics and make decisions based on integrating knowledge of financial, human resources, promotion, and event administration principles.

This minor will benefit students by providing them additional preparation in the field of Events and Facilities Administration. The proposed curriculum provides students with research-based best practices, knowledge, skills, and understanding for planning events and managing facilities where events take place. More specifically, this minor will provide students with a deeper understanding of what it takes to plan and promote successful events, with particular focus on events and facilities administration, facilities management and design, and marketing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a minor in Events and Facilities Administration will:

  • have knowledge of the meeting and special events industry.
  • develop customer service, human relations, and communications skills.
  • demonstrate leadership characteristics and have knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and promote meetings and special events.

Academic Requirements

Students must earn a “C” or above in required and elective courses in the Events and Facilities Administration Minor.

Course Delivery Format

The on-campus program involves lecture, discussion, group work, and applied learning experiences.

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