Certificate in Meeting and Event Management


The Online Certificate in Meeting & Event Management prepares students for a career in the ever-popular meeting and event industry. This certificate program is designed to teach students all aspects of event and meeting management, including the selection of appropriate meeting sites, pre-event publicity and marketing, audio-visual aids, budgeting, negotiation, and contracts.

The Certificate in Meeting & Event Management is part of the Isenberg Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program, ranked #1 nationally Best Online Bachelor of Science in HTM (thebestschools.org) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).

Certificate Requirements:

• HT-MGT 260 Hospitality Personnel Management
• HT-MGT 334 Special Events Management
• HT-MGT 337 Meeting, Convention and Exposition Management
• HT-MGT 350 Food Service Management
• HT-MGT 332 Convention Sales management or HT-MGT 336 Club Management

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.


Registration is administered through UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $525
Registration Fee per semester $45
Total for course*** $1620 (525x3 credits = 1575 + 45 registration fee per semester)

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


Applicants must have completed 24 credits of college level course work or 2 years of relevant industry experience. The HTM certificate application can be found here and is accepted on a rolling basis.


For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact us at:

Website: https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs/certificates/meeting-and-event-management

Financial Aid: 

For certificate programs, you may be eligible for a direct consumer alternative loan. Private loans do not require school certification and proceeds are paid directly to the borrower. When looking for loans, please make sure you specify to the lender that you are looking for a "Direct to consumer loan" or that it is for Continuing Education classes. Financial aid is not available since certificate programs are not degree granting.

For additional information, please visit www.teri.org (to apply for the Continuing Education TERI loan) or www.salliemae.com (to apply for the Continuing Education loan).  UMass Amherst does not endorse any individual alternative loan - you should compare programs and choose those that best fit your needs.

If you are U.S. active military or a veteran, contact your Base Education Officer on how to use your benefits, or contact UMass Veteran Services at:

Email: vetaffairs@stuaf.umass.edu
Website:  www.umass.edu/veterans
Phone: 413.545.0939

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Cheryl Hachey
(413) 577-2760
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