Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management now offers a stand-alone Certificate in Event Planning that is fully transferable to a Minor in Event Planning. The International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management offers the certificate for those interested in designing a social or corporate event from inception to completion. Students will learn the various processes in achieving this by examining budgeting, site selection, menu creation, beverage planning, etc. The International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management plans to offer the certificate for those interested in developing a comprehensive understanding of the event from point of sale through to its conclusion via proven industry standards and technology. The fifteen (15) credit certificate was created in modules and is intended to be FLEXIBLE to accommodate busy work schedules and can be completed in one year. The Certificate/Minor will be offered on the Metropolitan and Florham campuses.  

Whether as a minor or certificate, the program is offered only at the undergraduate level and is not available to students majoring in the School’s bachelors degrees, Hospitality and Tourism Innovation and Excellence or Luxury Hospitality Management.

For more information contact:

Donald Hoover, dhoover@fdu.edu 609-432-7297

Dr. Iris Gersh, gersh@fdu.edu 973-443-8271/973-443-8271

Required Courses

  • HRTM 1103 Introduction to Event Planning
  • HRTM 2234 Meetings, Conventions and Trade Show Management
  • HRTM 3208 Special Events and Festival Management
  • HRTM 3254 Global Event Etiquette
  • HRTM 4240 Global Events Technology and Innovation
Contact Information
Dr. Iris Gersh, Program Director
gersh@fdu.edu