Pre-Bachelor Online

Undergraduate Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning

American Public University

12 months
285 USD/credit
285 USD/credit
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The Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning is designed to provide the student a solid foundation in hospitality support to successful meetings and events. Students are given an overview of the meeting, exposition, and convention business. 


Students completing the certificate program will study business travel and conference management in the multi-billion dollar industry. Students discover how to create of a fine dining experience for consumers, standards and expectations of restaurant owners, managers, reviewers, and consumers. 

They also learn risk management techniques that are needed to protect guests from safety hazards and firms from loss of profits specific to this unique sector of hospitality. 

Lastly, the program tourism development as a process with its own organizational structures and its own responses to the economic cycle of supply and demand.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the steps involved in planning meetings and special events.
  • Evaluate the administration and logistics of a given event scenario.
  • Explain the environmental concerns involved in managing an event.
  • Analyze elements of a client culture affecting meeting and event planning.


American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Meeting and Convention Planning
  • Convention Sales and Services
  • Business and Conference Hospitality Mgmt
  • Advanced Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Destinations and Cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.
  • In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency, 
  • English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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