Build A Career In Event Planning

Why Should You Choose Kendall College's Hospitality Management Program?

If you’re interested in a career in event planning and management you’ve come to the right place. Chicago’s leading hotels rank Kendall College the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for hospitality management careers*. We are focused on helping students turn their passions into careers they’ll love. At Kendall, you can earn your B.A. in Hospitality and concentrate in Event Planning and Management (MICE) to learn the skills that will benefit you the most in your future career. Our program combines strong academics with practical experience and international education opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, revenue management, sales and marketing and communication skills.


A Program That’s Professional, Relevant and Global

Our Event Planning and Management (MICE) concentration is for students who want to manage large-scale meetings. We provide a project management focus to the discipline of meeting management. Relevant topics include aligning goals and objectives, evaluation, event design, food and beverage arrangements, technology and other logistics. You will learn how to manage and design events such as meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, and incentive events for organizations, large and small.

Graduate With The Skills Employers Value

We are dedicated to providing you with the professional development you need to become one of the next generation’s hospitality leaders. Our faculty are authors, consultants, subject-matter experts and thought-leaders in the hospitality industry. They will challenge you through in-class collaborative opportunities; two required quarter-long internships and a cross-disciplinary consulting project for local hospitality companies. After graduation, you are able to draw on your Kendall experience to help you succeed in hospitality-related careers around the globe.
 
Alumni pursue a wide variety of hospitality management careers after graduation. 97% of the students in our Hospitality Management program that graduated in June 2015 reported employment within six months of graduating because we provide specialized knowledge and the training to manage operations and adapt to whatever challenges come your way.*** Our alumni are enjoying success in a variety of event management careers.

Why Choose Kendall College?

If you’re interested in a career in event planning and management you’ve come to the right place. Chicago’s leading hotels rank Kendall College the No. 1 program in Chicago for preparing students for hospitality management careers*. We are focused on helping students turn their passions into careers they’ll love. At Kendall, you can earn your B.A. in Hospitality and concentrate in Event Planning and Management (MICE) to learn the skills that will benefit you the most in your future career. Our program combines strong academics with practical experience and international education opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, revenue management, sales and marketing and communication skills.


A Program That’s Professional, Relevant and Global

Our Event Planning and Management (MICE) concentration is for students who want to manage large-scale meetings. We provide a project management focus to the discipline of meeting management. Relevant topics include aligning goals and objectives, evaluation, event design, food and beverage arrangements, technology and other logistics. You will learn how to manage and design events such as meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, and incentive events for organizations, large and small.

Graduate With The Skills Employers Value

We are dedicated to providing you with the professional development you need to become one of the next generation’s hospitality leaders. Our faculty are authors, consultants, subject-matter experts and thought-leaders in the hospitality industry. They will challenge you through in-class collaborative opportunities; two required quarter-long internships and a cross-disciplinary consulting project for local hospitality companies. After graduation, you are able to draw on your Kendall experience to help you succeed in hospitality-related careers around the globe.
 
Alumni pursue a wide variety of hospitality management careers after graduation. 97% of the students in our Hospitality Management program that graduated in June 2015 reported employment within six months of graduating because we provide specialized knowledge and the training to manage operations and adapt to whatever challenges come your way.*** Our alumni are enjoying success in a variety of event management careers.

  • Top Ranked

    The School of Hospitality Management at Kendall College is rated (#29) in CEOWorld’s rating of the Top 50 Global Hospitality Management Schools.

  • Global Connections

    As part of the Laureate International Universities network, Kendall students have the opportunity to study across 70 institutions in 25 countries.

  • Chicago - A Hospitality Mecca

    Chicago was named number two on CVENT’s list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States for 2016.**

  • 97% Employment Rate

    97% of our June 2015 hospitality management graduates reported being employed in their field within six months of graduation.***

Testimonials

  • "The main reason for choosing Kendall was because many of the faculty still works in or has very close connections to the Hospitality Industry. Knowing that adds an additional layer of learning that cannot be taught from a textbook. It also tells me the commitment that they have for making sure the next generation of workers and managers are prepared for what is ahead after graduation."

    - Miranda Kidd, Event Manager at The Drake Hotel, Hilton Worldwide, Hospitality Management, '15

  • “When I first started at Kendall I was nervous, as it had been over five years since I was in an actual school setting. After being at Kendall for a while, I can say that it does feel like a second home to me. The faculty, staff, teachers and students are all very nice and welcoming to anyone and everyone.”

    - Nick Bondi, Manager at Save On Meats, Hospitality Management, '14

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