How did all the event planning fall in your lap? Don’t panic – embrace it! Learn the essentials with this quick certificate.
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Event Management for the Business Professional
Program Number: 901096CERT
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Delivery Method:
100% Online
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
11 Credits | Finish training in 1-2 semesters
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$1,551.00 Tuition
$241.85 Materials/Supplemental Costs
$100.00 Other Costs
  • Program Overview

    The Event Management for the Business Professional Certificate at Madison College is perfect for you if you need to broaden your knowledge of meeting and event planning and coordination. This certificate is ideal if you have worked as an administrative professional for at least two years. Come learn how to better plan and coordinate events from industry experts.

    Program Details

    Event Management for the Business Professional students attend part-time.

    Event Management for the Business Professional courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax


    Certificate graduates are ready for a range of professional positions assisting in the field of event management, including:

    • Administrative Professional
    • Conference Assistant
    • Event Planning Assistant
    • Special Event Assistant
    • Meeting Assistant
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Fall Application Dates

    • Application available: February 1
    • Application deadline: October 15

    Spring Application Dates

    • Application available: September 15
    • Application deadline: March 15

    Additional Notes

    • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
    • This certificate fills on a first-come, first-served basis; once capacity has been reached, it does not maintain a waitlist
    • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

  • Career Outcomes

    After completing the Event Management for the Business Professional Certificate at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

    1. Assemble a meeting request for proposal.
    2. Create a meeting timeline and checklist.
    3. Determine important criteria in selecting a facility.
    4. Identify housing, registration and transportation tools and strategies.
    5. Critique meeting room seating styles and their effects on the meeting.
    6. Select appropriate options to save money on food and beverage functions.
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Contact the School of Business and Applied Arts

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, D3631

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
608.246.6003 (Ext. 8)


Service Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm (In-Person and Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 am - 4 pm (Virtual Only)