Tourism, Conventions, & Event Management

A major in event tourism with career potential

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

You’ll study event management in and out of the classroom, run your own event, and get hands-on experience through extracurricular programs and internships at places like the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, the JW Marriott, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the 500 Festival.

These rich resources in the Indianapolis tourism, event, and hospitality industry—along with dedicated professors who have worked in the field—will give you the education and professional contacts you need to land an ideal job after your graduation.

Explore the tourism, conventions, and event management curriculum

Thrilling events, endless opportunities

A student participates in a school-hosted networking event with Indianapolis professionals and alumni

Learn by doing

You'll put your education to work and gain real-world experience volunteering and interning at high-profile events, sports franchises, hotels, museums, and large organizations across Indianapolis.

Students present their business proposals at the department's senior showcase.

Earn a business certificate

Through a partnership with the Kelley School of Business, you'll earn a certificate covering the foundations of business, preparing you for an even wider range of career options.

A cruise line ship pictured off the coast.

Expand your horizons

From studying cruise line management, ecotourism, or the tourism industry of a foreign country, IUPUI's TESM study abroad program has opportunities designed just for you. 

Put your experience and education to work

What do TCEM graduates do?

TCEM graduates go on to do all sorts of things. The tourism, event, and hospitality industry is one of the world’s major industries, meaning there are hundreds of career possibilities. In 2018, 95 percent of our graduates reported starting jobs in their field of study. From directing corporate events, overseeing music festivals, or managing a hotel there are so many opportunities to lead to your dream job.

28.8 million

people visit Indy every year, fueling the local tourism industry according to Visit Indy.

7% growth

is projected over the next decade in meeting, conventions, and event planner employment according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.