Student Experience

Courses use contemporary instructional methods that include recorded lessons with faculty and industry experts, group discussion forums, meaningful assignments and regularly scheduled real-time online class meetings. The combination of these components provide valuable skills and knowledge critical for career advancement.

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Industry Experts and Partners

Gain valuable experience from industry experts and partners such as:

  • Davin Olsen, executive vice president, general manager, PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Larry Perkins, vice president of guest relations, assistant general manager, PNC Arena
  • Bob Hunter, executive vice president, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Toronto, Canada
  • Chris Diamond, vice president of VAB Catering, PNC Arena

Engaging Online Experience

In order to maintain the demands of full-time employment, the graduate certificate was created to provide a flexible learning environment. Varied methods are deployed to create an engaging learning environment so students will gain valuable knowledge and skills critical for career advancement.

Peer Engagement

The program is specifically designed to encourage interaction with peers and industry leaders. Frequent online group discussions combined with live online class meetings create a learning environment requiring student-to-student and direct faculty-to-student interactions. Establish connections as you work alongside peers in the field.

Virtual Reality

venue manager responsibilities, becoming an event managerGain virtual access to facilities and behind-the-scenes situations that very few people get to experience.

We use virtual reality images and videos to create immersive experiences for students to learn in simulated environments.

Students take virtual field trips to sport and entertainment venues, interact with seasoned sport and entertainment venue managers and discover what happens before, during and after successful events.

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Tuition and Monthly Payment Plans

Tuition and fee information for the upcoming semester can be found on the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website. NC State offers a monthly payment plan.

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