BABA General Studies Specialization: Event Management

The Event Management (EVT) area of specialization is offered through the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management in the College of Health and Human Performance which prepares students to develop, manage and deliver programs and services to a variety of populations in diverse settings within the disciplines of tourism, event and recreation management. Event management courses and training focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to administer and manage a variety of events in the public and/or private sectors. The curriculum prepares students to organize events and conferences. Career opportunities are available in a range of event planning fields, including corporate, non-profit, entertainment, social, sport, and festival organizations. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


In order to pursue this area of specialization, students must have a 2.5 UF GPA. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. HFT2750 (Event Management) is a prerequisite for completing the specialization courses. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Important: The Tourism Recreation and Sports Management department will register students for a maximum of 2 HFT courses per term. It is recommended students plan for at least 3 semesters to complete the area. The department will not be able to assist you with registration until 3 weeks after the start of Advance Registration. The department allows the students in the major to register prior to students outside the major. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • HFT 3512 Event Promotion (prerequisite: HFT 2750)
  • HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management (prerequisite: ACG 2021)
  • HFT 4517 Convention Sales & Services (prerequisite: HFT 2750)
  • HFT 4754 Advanced Event Management (prerequisite: HFT 2750)
  • LEI 3360 Hospitality Management

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Event Management is available through the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management in the College of Health and Human Performance. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Bobbi Cabaret
Florida Gym 240C
College of Health & Human Performance Academic Advising

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Event Management minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.