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May 31, 2019

How The “Gig Economy” Benefits the Meetings & Events Industry

Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management alumna, Tracy Judge, credits the program for equipping her with the tools, resources and network to start her own innovative business.  As a member of the MPI Independent and Small Business Advisory Board, Tracy acts as a thought leader contributing to the MPI blog. Read a preview of the article

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May 31, 2019

MPI WEC 2019: Pricing for Profitability – and Trust

Session Title: Pricing for Profitability – and Trust Date: June 18th Time: 11:00 – 12:15p.m. You may offer the best product or service in the industry, but without solid pricing strategy, you are likely to fail. Small businesses must be more careful about setting their pricing than their larger counterparts, as large businesses have more

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May 31, 2019

MPI WEC 2019: Data Driven Event Design

Session Title: Data Driven Event Design Date: June 17th Time 8:00 – 9:00a.m. In today’s world, we have no shortage of data or tools to capture it. However, we consistently see events planned without leveraging data. Data is a powerful tool to manage stakeholders and influence decisions. It is also key to defining the success

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May 31, 2019

MPI WEC 2019: Mastering Meeting & Event Management

Session Title: Mastering Meeting & Event Management Date: June 16th Time: 10:30 – 11:00a.m. Join San Diego State University and your industry peers to learn more about the first of its kind master’s degree in meeting and event management co-created by SDSU and MPI. This session will provide an overview of the 18-month online program

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April 1, 2019

Professional Tennis Management Graduate Program Webcast Series with Jeff Campbell

On Tuesday, March 26, Scott Schultz, USTA-U managing director, discussed the benefits of Professional Tennis Management master’s programs and how they can give you a competitive advantage in your tennis career. View Recording In addition, guest speaker Jeff Campbell, from San Diego State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) master’s program, shared information about the

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February 21, 2019

Hospitality and Tourism Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Industry Master’s Degrees

Pursuing a master’s degree is a major life decision, and one that has varying factors at play for each individual. For those in the fast-paced hospitality and tourism sector, it can be difficult to envision adding more to your plate on top of your career—but don’t let fear, doubt or complacency stop you. If you’re

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January 9, 2019

Connect with Your Tribe and Elevate Together

A master’s degree in meeting and event management will equip you with the hard skills and knowledge to excel in your career, but the true value in joining San Diego State University’s newest graduate program runs much deeper. Beyond the industry-specific curriculum and flexible online coursework, we are leading, connecting and empowering a group of

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January 2, 2019

HTM or M&E Master’s: Which is Right for You?

The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at San Diego State University is now home to two life-changing master’s programs. Our success with the Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s Program led us to partner with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in co-creating a Meeting and Event Management Master’s Program set to launch

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December 6, 2018

Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back from a Master’s in Meeting and Event Management

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the San Diego State University (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management have partnered to develop the first master’s degree tailored to the meetings and events industry. With hundreds of Certified Meeting Managers, Certified Meeting Professionals, corporate planners, third party planners and other industry game-changers joining our Meeting and

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November 1, 2018

How to Earn and Keep Your Seat at the Leadership Table as a Meeting Professional

By Carl Winston The meetings and events industry—and with it, the role of the meeting and event planner—is evolving dramatically. Sadly, meeting professional’s are still widely misunderstood and sometimes truly undervalued.  No longer can you call your events “successful” based on attendance, atmosphere and positive feedback. Planners today must create and communicate value. How will

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October 11, 2018

5 Ways a Master’s Degree in Meeting and Event Management Will Boost Your Career

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the San Diego State University (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are introducing the first master’s degree tailored to the meetings and events industry. The program is grabbing the attention of Certified Meeting Managers and Meeting Professionals, corporate planners, third party planners and those in other relevant fields such as group sales,

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October 8, 2018

Meet 3 Members from Cohort 6 of the HTM Master’s Program

The San Diego State University Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s Program is in full swing with its Fall 2018 cohort of 19 students. Cohort 6 comprises established and emerging leaders from diverse professional and educational backgrounds; what they share in common is a passion for personal and professional development, and a readiness to truly challenge themselves in pursuit of their aspirations.   We caught up with

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September 29, 2018

Carl Winston – BizBash Top 500 List for Event Education

Carl Winston, Director of L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, has been named to the inaugural #BizBash500 2018 List. Representing corporate events, associations, trade shows, social events, and more, these people represent the best of the meeting and event industry across North America. See the full list at BizBash.com

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IMEX America

September 26, 2018

MPI Sessions at IMEX America 2018

Monday, October 15th 11:15am – 12:15pm | Senior professional master series: Data driven event design; MPI 1:45pm – 3:00pm | Senior professional master series: Applying data to event design; MPI Tuesday, October 16th 3:00pm – 3:30pm | Embracing the gig economy; Soundings Connect Wednesday, October 17th 4:00pm – 4:30pm | A master’s degree in meeting and event management? Oh my!;

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April 24, 2018

5 Ways to Gauge the Right Master’s Program for You

Pursuing a master’s degree is one of the best decisions you can make for your career. But, choosing a program can be difficult, if not utterly overwhelming. How do you assess the many programs available and make a final decision? Fortunately, finding the right master’s program is not so much an exercise of comparing and

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March 13, 2018

Making Any Place a Safe Space to Work and Build Confidence

By: Sylwia Stetz Whether you work at a desk, at home, on the go or in a combination of all the above, it can be difficult to find and maintain your peak productivity. Particularly in hospitality and tourism, the constant motion challenges us to create our own “zone,” wherever we may be and with whatever

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January 2, 2018

Taking Control of Your Career in Corporate America

By: Brad Gessner Corporate America is ultra-competitive—in order to progress, you have to perform. Prior to joining AEG Worldwide, I worked in the public sector, for the State of California and then the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. I also managed the San Diego Convention Center and can tell you from my various career experiences across

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October 6, 2017

6 Ways the HTM Master’s Program is Made for Working Professionals

By: Mary King You shouldn’t have to uproot your career in order to pursue a master’s degree. The Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s Program at San Diego State University is designed for busy working professionals to be able to take in stride with their current responsibilities, rather than having to “take a step back

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August 21, 2017

Meet HTM Master’s Student and Utah Jazz Corporate Partnerships Manager, Kaylee Fernandes

The hospitality industry spans wider than you might think. Hotels, restaurants, and events are only the beginning of the career opportunities that await in this rewarding, fast-paced business. Current SDSU Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s student, Kaylee Fernandes, is a shining example of how far hospitality can take you when you combine your passion

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July 20, 2017

5 Ways to Accelerate Your Master’s Degree ROI

A graduate program like the Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM) Master’s Program at San Diego State University is much more than a set of classes with graded assignments; it’s an investment you make to better your skills, career, and life. While a master’s degree is certainly an impressive credential alone, the potential for return on

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