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Event Planning & Management Certificate

A nicely organized event

Earn a certificate in 3 months

Join us in our newly streamlined program to explore both the aesthetic details which make events sparkle as well as the behind-the-scenes logistics which make events safe and functional. Successful event planners skillfully handle challenges and opportunities related to logistics, catering, audio-visual, design and décor, safety regulations and more. Learn how to effectively manage and implement these elements in order to generate positive return on investment (ROI) for your clients while maintaining a solid reputation for your business.

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June 25, 2024 – 12pm ET – Join an online info session to learn more about the Emory Event Planning & Management Certificate and to share your questions. 

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Career Outlook

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After successfully completing this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Create top-quality events, from conception to execution
  • Coordinate the technical aspects of an event
  • Develop effective event objectives, including timeline, budget, and program
  • Design an experience that enhances the event and supports the event messaging
  • Solve event logistical issues including parking, safety, security, and others
  • Optimize a food and beverage budget
  • Execute an event utilizing best practices and proper business ethics
  • Explore options for gaining event planning experience
  • Identify the best practices involved in taking charge on-site and ensuring a successful relationship with staff, clients, and vendors

Certificate Highlights

12 weeks


Time commitment
35 hours


To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Attend at least 80% of the live class sessions and 100% of capstone class sessions
  • Complete the final capstone project and receive a passing score of 75% of higher

Program Modules

Tuition includes the following modules and coursework:

  • Fundamentals of Event Planning & Management
  • Site Selection & Venue Management
  • Contracts
  • Design the Experience
  • Decor
  • Focus on Food & Beverage
  • Connect with Technology
  • Registration & Communication
  • Develop an Edge on Execution
  • Capstone Project


The following types of people will benefit from this program:

  • Event Planning professionals looking to add an educational credential
  • CMP seekers in need of education hours
  • Students exploring a career shift into the event planning industry
  • Event hobbyists seeking tips to elevate personal events