2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Events and Facilities Administration Minor

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Xu Li, Associate Professor
School of Health and Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 233, Box 2275A
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 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.

Course Delivery Format

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

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.

Total Required Credits: 18