School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Events Management is a multi-billion dollar industry, growing rapidly, with conferences, meetings, trade shows and social events hosted regularly all over the world. Given the tens of millions of events that take place world wide annually, it’s no wonder that an Events Management degree emphasis is perfect for one of the fastest growing careers today.

The Events Management degree concentration is a staged combination of general education, professional preparation courses and opportunities for advanced studies that accommodate the students’ individual interests.

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Events Management with a concentration in Events Management, students must complete all Mason Core requirements (37 credits) and the TEM Core Courses listed below (71 credits).

Mason Core (37 credits)

  • Written communication (6)
  • Oral communication (3)
  • Information technology (3)
  • Quantitative reasoning (3) (Must take STAT 250)
  • Literature (3)
  • Arts (3)
  • Western civilization/World History (3)
  • Social and behavioral science (3) (TOUR 311 recommended)*
  • Global understanding (3) (TOUR 210 recommended)*
  • Natural science (7)
  • Synthesis/Capstone (met by completion of TOUR 490 a program requirement)

Professional Sequence (50 credits)

Required Event Management Concentration Courses (15 credits)

Event Management Concentration Electives (9 credits)

Select nine credits from any TOUR courses.

Electives (9 credits)

Choose an additional 9 credits from the university catalog.

Total: 120 credits


*TOUR 210 and TOUR 311 may not be used to satisfy both degree and Mason Core requirements.

TOUR 499 must be approved by department.