Syllabus and Course Outline
rev 6/13

COURSE TITLE:

MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR EVENT PLANNERS EVNT 1800
NUMBER OF HOURS:
20 - 30 Hours
DESCRIPTION:
Course will introduce essential tools needed to prepare a budget for events of all sizes, information gathering, analyzing goals/objectives and preparing and communicating presentations to clients.
OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the purpose of a budget.
  • Define the roles event team members play in creating and maintaining a budget.
  • Describe the relationship between event objectives and the budget.
  • Develop a budgetary philosophy.
  • Identify event related expenses.
  • Identify event related revenue streams.
  • Categorize expenses and revenues. (fixed, variable, and indirect costs)
  • Establish a bid collection process.
  • Evaluate bids for event related services and goods.
  • Perform a break-even analysis.
  • Develop an attendance fee structure.
  • Prepare a statement of revenue and expenses.
  • Explain basic accounting terminology.
  • Prepare a cash flow statement.
  • Describe cost controlling methods.
  • Differentiate between the four basic types of event planning fee structures.
  • Describe event planning services.
  • Outline a client contract.
  • Reconcile a budget.
  • Identify levels and causes of variance.
GRADING CRITERIA:
Successful completion of all activities and quizzes. One final comprehensive exam is given for the course.
COURSE OUTLINE:
Each Lesson includes an online quiz as well as application exercises. Students are required to contact actual industry vendors to collect bids for events and complete one exam.

Lesson   1 -  Overview of Money Management for Event Planning
Lesson   2 -  Preparing a Budget
Lesson   3 -  Collection and Evaluation of Bids I
Lesson   4 -  Collection and Evaluation of Bids II
Lesson   5 -  Establishing Revenue Streams
Lesson   6 -  Overview of Accounting and Cash Management
Lesson   7 -  Event Planning Services, Fees, and Contracts
Lesson   8 -  Post Event Analysis
Exam

The maximum time to complete this course, if not included in your welcome letter, will be sent to you by your instructor. To be completed in that time: 8 quizzes, 8 assignments, and 1 final exam. The final exam is 50 questions long and can be completed within 2 hours. All quizzes and other assignments are submitted electronically to your instructor with results returned via email.