Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Staci Ruffino

Staci Ruffino, BS ‘07

As event manager for the Riley Children’s Foundation, Staci Ruffino directs small and multimillion-dollar events that benefit kids at the Riley Hospital for Children. “Every day, I’m taking my passion for event management and making a difference in the life of a child. I’m really blessed to have a job like this.”


Tourism, Conventions and Event Management Certificates

Students can enhance their TCEM undergraduate degree by earning certificates in special interest areas. In addition, working professionals often complete certificate coursework to enhance their job knowledge or prepare for other careers.

Beverage Management Certificate

The Beverage Management Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing careers in beverage management at restaurants, bars, clubs, catering businesses, or other food operations. 

The Beverage Management Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Beverage Management Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Beverage Management Certificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Beverage Management Certificate program.

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Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate

The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing career interests in cultural attractions, art and culture organizations, historic preservation, cultural travel, food and culture, and other cultural tourism interests.  In addition to courses offered through TCEM, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the Museum Studies Program (MSTD) and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to explore the many different perspectives of cultural heritage tourism.

The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Cultural Heritage Tourism Certificate program.

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Events Management Certificate

The Events Management Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing careers in corporate, non-profit/fundraising, social/special, cultural, or sports events.  In addition to courses offered through TCEM, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the Kelley School of Business (BUS), the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS), School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), School of Journalism (JOUR), and the Department of Museum Studies (MSTD) to explore the many different aspects of event management.

The Events Management Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*. This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major. The Events Management Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Events ManagementCertificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Events Management Certificate program.

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Hospitality Management Certificate (PU)

The Hospitality Management Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing careers in lodging, restaurants, bars, clubs, convention and conference centers, event venues, catering companies, and other hospitality service businesses.

The Hospitality Management Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Hospitality Management Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Hospitality Management Certificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Hospitality Management Certificate program.

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Sports Tourism Development Certificate

The Sports Tourism Development Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing careers in sport commissions, sport organizations, destination marketing organizations, and other sport tourist leisure services.  In addition to courses offered through TCEM, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the School of Journalism (JOUR) and the Department of Kinesiology (HPER) to explore the many different aspects of sports tourism development. 

The Sports Tourism Development Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Sports Tourism Development Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Sports Tourism Development Certificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Sports Tourism Development Certificate program.

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Travel Planning Certificate

The Travel Planning Certificate offered in the Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management (TCEM) attracts students pursuing careers in destination marketing organizations, tourist attractions, travel businesses, and tourist leisure services.  In addition to courses offered through TCEM, students can select from a number of related specialty courses from the Kelley School of Business (BUS), the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), and the Department of Kinesiology (HPER) to explore the many different aspects of tourism planning and development. 

The Travel Planning Certificate may be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree*.  This certificate is open to all IUPUI students, regardless of major.  The Travel Planning Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the courses listed below with a passing grade and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

*If you are a current IUPUI student who wants to pursue the Travel Planning Certificate, please complete the PETM Admission Application at petm.iupui.edu/join_us. If you are not a current IUPUI student, please visit enroll.iupui.edu to find out how to apply to the Travel Planning Certificate program.

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