B.S. Tourism, Conventions, & Event Management

Begin your career in event management right here

The tourism, conventions, and event management (TCEM) degree allows detail-oriented individuals to call the shots in a fast-paced work environment that evolves daily.

Your event management education will take place both inside and outside the classroom, giving you opportunities to immerse yourself with in hands-on experiences like running your own event, completing an internship, and participating in extracurricular activities designed to give you real-world experience.

Indianapolis’ rich resources in the tourism, event, and hospitality industries—along with dedicated professors who have worked in the field and built strong partnerships—will give you the education and professional contacts you need to land an ideal job upon graduation. You'll even earn a business foundations certificate from the Kelley School of Business along the way. 

Studying here puts you in the heart of Indiana’s convention and events business, where you’ll learn from some of the best in the industry. From small corporate training events or intimate weddings to international conferences and mega events, Indy has it all. And, with 30-plus special event venues, 12-plus renowned hotels (and a new one coming), award-winning culinary experiences, world-class museums, and multiple cultural destinations, you can’t find a better place to become an event industry guru.

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What jobs can you land after graduating?

  • Client services and events assistant
  • Coordinator
  • Development director
  • Director of social media
  • Event coordinator
  • Event operations manager
  • Event setup and inventory
  • Guest services manager
  • Meeting manager
  • Meetings and events coordinator
  • Operations assistant
  • Overseas marketer
  • Premium experience manager
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Senior convention services manager
  • Special events manager
  • Trackside travel and logistics specialist
  • Venue catering and sales manager
  • Venue coordinator
Jessica MacMillan

Our program gives you an advantage because you are in the heart of Indianapolis, with no shortage of opportunities. The faculty is incredible and so well connected in the industry, making it easier for students to network and find placements in organizations throughout the greater Indianapolis area.

Jessica MacMillan, TESM student

$5.6 Billion is spent by visitors to Indianapolis annually

29.2 Million visitors fueled the Indianapolis tourism industry and the city as a whole in 2022

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You want a degree that can take you anywhere. A degree that challenges you with a career in a fast paced work environment with numerous exciting career paths. A Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management major from IUPUI's School of Health and Human Sciences gives you the opportunity to study event management, hospitality, and tourism.

You'll get hands on experience in and out of the classroom. You'll run your own event. Participate in internships at places like the Indianapolis Children's Museum, the J. W. Marriott, the Make A Wish Foundation, the 500 Festival, and the annual FFA convention. Get true, hands on experience working with the Events and Tourism Institute. 

ETI connects our faculty and students with industry leaders to create long standing and collaborative relationships. The goal is to develop innovative products and services used to deliver world class events and tourism platforms across the globe. You'll also earn a Kelley School of Business Certificate covering the foundations of business knowledge that will help you navigate the business side of the industry.

Learn from dedicated professors who have years of experience in event tourism and hospitality, with access to professional contacts you need to land a job managing events. sports franchises, museums, and other attractions. Study abroad opportunities like cruise line management or ecotourism add to our program's global reach.

And with Indy as your classroom, there are high profile events, sports franchises, hotels, museums, and large organizations across the city to engage, educate, and enlighten your student journey before you graduate. This is a degree that moves and inspires others to live well.