The hospitality industry is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. Diverse career opportunities await individuals who find fulfillment of guest experiences stimulating and rewarding. From the management of meetings, special events and trade shows to casino, hotel and resort operations, this exciting and dynamic industry offers starting wages that average $30,000+ and fast-track growth of up to 22% over the next decade. The Meeting and Event Management program prepares students to enter this exciting industry. Individuals already employed as meeting planners or in tourism, hotel, casino and convention service positions will expand their career opportunities with the program's comprehensive curriculum. This field of study is the missing ingredient for individuals who want to offer premier services and guest satisfaction to many different types of customers in a variety of industry businesses, including meeting, conference and event management businesses; marketing and public relations firms; for- and non-profit corporations; golf and country clubs; casinos; resorts; and other attractions that offer food, lodging, or convention and meeting space to guests.