Event Management

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101096

Credits: 59

Area of Study: Business

Delivery Method:
100% Online*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,195.10
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$1,201.35
Other Costs
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$100.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

The Event Management associate degree program at Madison College is the only one of its kind in the nation. It was designed to give you critical knowledge, build real-world skills and create a competitive advantage in the meeting and event planning job market, all while learning from leading experts. Learn about contract law, facilities, and financial management. Additionally, receive preparation for positions in the convention, conference and meeting planning industry by:

  • Developing your negotiation skills.
  • Improving your decision-making skills.
  • Enhancing your problem-solving skills.
  • Refining your communication skills.

Madison College's Event Management program was named Industry Model Champion by the Department of Labor. Because of our leadership in the events industry, rigor in our education and depth of event management training in our program, we have been integral in the development of the U.S. Department of Labor's Hospitality, Tourism and Events Workplace Competency Model. Check out the competency model and see how you match up with the skills necessary to be an event professional.

 The Meeting Professionals International Wisconsin Chapter, part of the world’s largest organization for meeting professionals, also endorses this Madison College program.

Program Details

Students in the Event Management program can attend full or part-time.

Event Management classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Meeting and Event Management
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Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

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

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

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.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Details
Students who complete the meeting and event management program can transfer up to 61 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Outcomes

After completing the Event Management program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Apply project management strategies to a meeting or event
  • Manage financial resources
  • Design a meeting or event
  • Promote a meeting or event
  • Manage a risk management plan
  • Determine the purpose of an exhibition and its role in the organization's structure
  • Incorporate sustainable practices in event management
  • Construct sponsorship and strategic partnership opportunities for event revenue
Careers

Madison College graduates are ready for a range of positions in the field of meeting and event management including:

  • Conference Manager
  • Marketing and Special Event Manager
  • Convention Sales Manager
  • Meetings Coordinator
  • Director of Educational Programs
  • Meetings Services Manager
  • Project Manager of Meetings and Events
  • Senior Event Coordinator
  • Program Manager
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Conference and Travel Service Manager
  • Operations Manager

For more information on careers in meeting and event planning check out the following:

Internship

As part of Madison College’s Meeting and Event Management program, you will gain practical work experience through a supervised internship at an approved job site. Selection of a site is based on your individual goals. This internship will provide a behind-the-scenes understanding of meeting and event management as well as hands-on experience in planning logistics for a meeting and/or event. A minimum total of 200 hours is required to complete your internship. 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates11209
    Number of Surveys Sent11208
    Number of Surveys Returned8147
    Percent of Surveys Returned72.70%70.00%87.50%
    Available for Employment7117
    Percent Available for Employment87.50%78.60%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market130
    Percent Not in Labor Market12.50%21.40%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed7107
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%90.90%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation645
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation85.70%40.00%71.40%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation152
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation14.30%50.00%28.60%
    Employed - No Response010
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%10.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment010
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%9.10%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.53.63.9
    Number of Satisfaction Responses8147
    Very Satisfied (4)486
    Percent Very Satisfied50.00%57.10%85.70%
    Satisfied (3)461
    Percent Satisfied50.00%42.90%14.30%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses8147
    Preparation for Getting a Job545
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job62.50%28.60%71.40%
    Career Change271
    Percent Career Change25.00%50.00%14.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills000
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education011
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%7.10%14.30%
    Personal Interest120
    Percent Personal Interest12.50%14.30%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses797
    Before Enrollment021
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%22.20%14.30%
    While Attending the College151
    Percent While Attending the College14.30%55.60%14.30%
    After Training at the College625
    Percent After Training at the College85.70%22.20%71.40%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses7117
    In College District256
    Percent In College District28.60%45.50%85.70%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District221
    Percent of In Wisconsin28.60%18.20%14.30%
    Outside of Wisconsin320
    Percent Outside Wisconsin42.90%18.20%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown020
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%18.20%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count634
    Average Monthly Wage$2,535 $3,361 $2,817
    Average Hourly Wage$14.74 $19.54 $16.38
    Average Work Hours per Week4043.840
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$18.69
    Average Work Hours per Week20
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Fort Atkinson Area Chamber Of Commerce Project Manager Fort Atkinson
    Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator
    Overture Center Event Manager
    Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Administrative & Education Assistant Sauk City
    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Marketplace Event Assistant

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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