Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management

About the tourism, conventions, and event management major

This major focuses on managing and operating places where people travel to eat, attend special events, and relax or have fun. In addition to studying the hospitality and travel industry, you'll also complete a general business certificate as part of the degree. Internships are required, and opportunities include both local and out-of-state sites.

Skills and abilities this major develops: event planning, management, marketing, communication, organization, and promotion.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Event tourism analysis
  • Facility operations
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Global tourism
  • Mechanics of event planning
  • Tourism policy and sustainability

Possible careers

  • Attractions manager
  • Catering manager
  • Event planner
  • Festival management
  • Resort manager
  • Tourism marketing

Where could I work?

  • Concert and arts venues
  • Conrad Indianapolis
  • Indiana Landmarks
  • Luxury and mid-range lodging facilities
  • Sports organizations
  • Walt Disney Company

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business; economics; labor studies; organizational leadership; public and environmental affairs; sport management; and tourism, conventions, and event management.

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