The Event Management Emphasis prepares students for careers in tourism, convention
and visitors bureaus and sport and event management. This emphasis will provide a
background in commercial recreation, recreational sport and event management in Arkansas’
second-leading industry and the world’s largest industry. Tourism and Event Management
is a collection of industries under the larger umbrella of hospitality management.
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
Event planning (PRHA Career Opportunity Day, PRHA Golf Tournament, and Russellville
Field trips with extensive tours and job shadowing.
Management of events in the community and department
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Executing and organizing events
Front of the house and back of the house restaurant operations
Team building and teamwork
Working with others
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.