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.”

TCEM Graduate Program

Master’s Degree in Event Tourism

The MS in Event Tourism builds on the state's rich reputation around the attraction of events to stimulate economic development and image enhancement. Graduates will have a practical and theoretical understanding of the events and experiences created by expositions, fairs, sports, festivals, conferences, meetings, and cultural destinations.


The program culminates in a thesis such that graduates are well equipped to conduct research as a means to inform and improve decision making. Graduates will be prepared for positions in public, private, and nonprofit organizations related to event tourism experiences.


To learn more about the graduate program, call 317-274-2248 to schedule an appointment Dr. Rafael Bahamonde.


March 1st is the application deadline for admission into the Master of Science in Event Tourism program.


You may APPLY HERE online.

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