Bachelor of Science in Event & Entertainment Management

Jeremy S. Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
215-204-3811
jsjordan@temple.edu

Heather A. Blackburn, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
215-204-4503
heather.blackburn@temple.edu 

Xiang (Robert) Li, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
215-204-8784
robertli@temple.edu

Christine Cleaver, M.Ed.
Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management
215-204-7115
christine.cleaver@temple.edu 

The Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management program provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills, and tools to become leaders in the event and entertainment industries. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of areas related to the event and entertainment industries, including fairs, festivals, meetings, trade shows, live performances within events, historical/cultural/educational exhibits, online events, hybrid events, digital media events, film events, weddings, social events, and special events.

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (35-36 credits). 

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Foundation Requirements

STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
STHM 3185Internship I3
STHM 4185Internship II6 to 12
One of the following Approved Professional Development Electives (if STHM 4185 is taken for 6 credits):0-3
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Public Relations
Personal Branding
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking

All students must earn a C- or higher in all courses required in the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM) curriculum.

Designated Writing Intensive Courses

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are as follows:

THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management3

Major Requirements

STHM 2401Foundations of Event and Entertainment Management3
STHM 3425Event and Entertainment Operations3
STHM 3428Event and Entertainment Revenues3
THM 2312Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
THM 2313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3314Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3325Food and Beverage Management3
STHM 3429Entertainment Management3
STHM 4401Digital Portfolio Creation3
STHM 4415The Event Experience3

Major Electives (12 Credits Required)

Students are required to take 12 Major Elective credits. They may take any 12 credits from the below optional concentrations or 12 credits of approved courses within the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management.

Optional Concentrations (12 Credits Required) 

Tourism and Hospitality Management Concentration Requirements

Select 4 of the following:12
Business of Social Events and Weddings
Tourism Planning and Development
Destination Management Organizations
Hospitality Operations
Gaming and Casino Management
Revenue Management in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Designing Tourism Experiences

Live Entertainment Concentration Requirements

Select 4 of the following:12
Stage Management I
Theater Management I
Scene Design I
Lighting Design I
Lighting, Sound and Video Technology
Theater Safety and Management
Design Drafting

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements

BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Non-Credit Requirements

Industry-Related Experience (Minimum 250 hours of participation prior to STHM 4415).

Students must join one student professional organizations (SPOs) and one Professional Organization. Students are expected to be actively involved with his/her SPO and Professional Organization.

Free Electives (6 Credits)

Students must take 6 credits of Free Electives. In some cases, this number may vary to meet the 124 credits required for graduation. Students can use these Free Elective credits to take any courses at Temple University. (Please contact the STHM Center for Student Services [CSS] for additional information.)

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 2401Foundations of Event and Entertainment Management3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 3425Event and Entertainment Operations3
ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
THM 2312Tourism and Hospitality Sales3
THM 2313Financial Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
Concentration Elective or Approved Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
STHM 3185Internship I3
THM 3311Organization Management in Tourism and Hospitality3
THM 3396Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality [WI]3
STHM 3428Event and Entertainment Revenues3
Concentration Elective or Approved Elective3
Concentration Elective or Approved Elective3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
THM 3325Food and Beverage Management3
STHM 3429Entertainment Management3
Concentration Elective or Approved Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours18
Year 4
Fall
STHM 4415The Event Experience3
THM 4398Contemporary Issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective33
Approved Professional Development Elective13-0
 Term Credit Hours15-12
Spring
STHM 4401Digital Portfolio Creation3
THM 3314Legal Issues in Tourism and Hospitality3
STHM 4185Internship II1,26 to 12
 Term Credit Hours12-18
 Total Credit Hours: 124-127