Event and Meeting Management Certificate

This certificate is designed to teach the skills and knowledge base necessary to be successful in the events and meetings industry.
Degree Type Certificate
Careers & Salaries Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

The Event and Meeting Management certificate is designed to teach the skills and knowledge base necessary to be successful in the events and meetings industry. The certificate will help you understand the key areas of the industry and to possess the knowledge to manage meetings, events, and trade shows.

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Certificate Courses

The list of required courses that will help you understand the key areas of meetings and event management.
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Program Highlights

Event and Meeting Management certificate credits transfer into UW-Stout's B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and B.S. Golf Enterprise Management degree programs. The 100% online certificate features:

  • 8-10 week intensive online courses
  • Expert facilitation by faculty experienced in online instruction
  • Small, highly interactive classes

Our certificate prepares you for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification through Meeting Professionals International (MPI) the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide.

Tuition & Fees

Wisconsin Resident

$274.84 per undergraduate credit

Minnesota Reciprocity

$303.54 per undergraduate credit

  • Tuition includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Coordinator – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Adult Learner Support – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Certificate sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

Dream | Believe | Achieve

Stout Event Society (SES)

SES of PCMA is dedicated to the education of students about the Events Industry through programming and networking

"The Event Certificate addition to the Hospitality Management degree is an elevated opportunity that allows students to diversify their knowledge and passion for the hospitality and events industry. The event courses offered at UW-Stout allows for a hands-on experience that shows students how to plan mock-events with a tailored set of tools to help them learn and grow. 

The courses target real-world experience, whether students decide to focus their skills on the supplier or planner side of the industry. Whether students desire to plan large or small meetings and events, corporate or social gatherings, or have a passion to work for a non-profit organization or for-profit venue, students will hone in on their skills and work on their areas of opportunities through the courses offered. 


With the success of the polytechnic courses offered and the volunteer involvement opportunities on campus, there’s no wonder the Hospitality Management program has a 97% employment rating."

Kenzie Kruger. 2017 UW Stout Graduate
Event Planning Specialist at Wounded Warrior Project
Director of Programs at MPI North Florida Chapter

"I highly recommend the Event and Meeting Management Certificate Online Program through the UW Stout HRTM Program. The classes in the certificate program provided me with valuable organizational and process planning skills applicable to my current job as an Event Specialist. Looking back, I now realize that the Convention and Meeting Management semester-long project prepared me to think on my toes during my job now.

The curveballs that were thrown at me and my group during that project didn’t only teach at that moment but aided in teaching how to problem solve in a way that no textbook ever could. The courses also do a wonderful job of exposing you to real-world software and documents like floor planning software and BEOs. If not for these courses, I wouldn’t have had as much of a jump start on knowing how to interpret and use software features before starting work in the industry. If you’re interested in Events and Meeting Management and are considering taking the certificate program, I would certainly recommend it."

Ellen Plumb, 2017 UW Stout Graduate
Associate and Event Specialist & Inter-Program Coordinator
Northland Special Events