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SDSU HTM Edge News

September 19, 2019

Higher Education: Master Your Career

Advanced education classes on both coasts help event professionals lead Event management has reached a critical point, where being a master of logistics, AV, registration and technology is not enough to be effective at the highest level. Event leaders need to be able to strategically work with all stakeholders to advance the company’s goals. This

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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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February 8, 2019

You Can Now Earn A Master’s In Meeting Management — Here’s How

                The first graduate-level program in the U.S. designed for meeting and event professionals will begin in August. A partnership between San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and MPI, the majority of the 18-month program can be completed online, on your

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February 4, 2019

First Graduate-Level Program in Meeting and Event Management Accepting Applications

              The country’s first of its kind graduate-level program for meeting and event professionals, administered by San Diego State University’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Meeting Professionals International, has begun accepting applications. The 18-month online program will launch in August 2019. “The master’s program in meeting and

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February 4, 2019

Announcing the First-Ever Master’s Degree in Meetings Management

                Meeting planners can now earn a master’s degree in meeting and event management thanks to a new partnership between Meetings Professionals International (MPI) and San Diego State University’s (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). Launching this year, the graduate-level program is the first of its kind

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January 29, 2019

Roadmapping the Professionalization—and Elevation—of the Meeting Planner

By: Sandra S.A. Ponting, Ph.D. Assistant Professor L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management San Diego State University         Between the surging demand for immersive events, the flexibility brought forth by the gig economy, and the vast data we’re able to gather using the latest technology, the meetings and events industry

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January 24, 2019

MPI Pittsburgh February Education Event – Mastering Stakeholder Management

Date: February 06, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Location: The University Club: 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Many meeting planners struggle with getting visibility and buy-in from leaders of their organizations. They often feel their role is misunderstood and undervalued. It’s time to change the paradigm! Effective stakeholder management is the key to getting

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Tracy Judge and team

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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EduCon 2018

November 19, 2018

MPI Session at EduCon2018

Thursday, December 6th EduCon 2018 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel Mastering Stakeholder Management with Tracy Judge, MS, CMP Many meeting planners struggle with getting visibility and buy-in from leaders of their organizations. They often feel their role is misunderstood and undervalued. It’s time to change the paradigm! Effective stakeholder management is the key to getting

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November 7, 2018

MPI Information Session at IMEX America 2018

Learn more about the Masters in Meetings & Events Program from our information session at IMEX America 2018.

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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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SDSU Campus

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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