The Hospitality and Event Management program offers students two undergraduate certificates:

Hospitality Management Certificate

The Hospitality Management undergraduate certificate provides entry level management skills for those interested in employment or a career in the field. The certificate articulates into Kent State's bachelor's degree in hospitality and event management.

Event Management Certificate

The Event Management undergraduate certificate prepares students with the introductory and practical skills they need to enter the event management workforce. The curriculum incorporates the newest technologies and emerging trends in the industry. Program faculty are experts in their fields and have decades of experience applying the skills they teach in the classroom.

Graduates are prepared with skill sets that allow them to secure exciting positions with leading employers at hotels, wineries, private clubs, casinos, sporting events, meetings, trade shows, cruise lines and restaurants; or to be self-employed as an event planner.

Students can apply all courses in the certificate toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Event Management.

View HEM Certificates Fact Sheet (PDF)


Have questions? Contact Associate Lecturer, Mandy Ulicney at mulicney@kent.edu