Tourism and Events Management (TEM)

Tourism and Events Management (TEM) at George Mason University is built on scholarship and research excellence, and delivers one of the most dynamic, cutting-edge professional preparation curriculums in the country. World-class faculty and dedicated students from diverse backgrounds engage in learning, service, and research activities to build a firm foundation leading to successful careers in a variety of settings.

Studying tourism and events management in Northern Virginia and the capital region affords ideal opportunities for unique fieldwork experiences, career networking, and outstanding guest instruction. TEM students can pursue studies in one of three concentrations:

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Planning, implementation and evaluation of events ranging from social gatherings such as weddings to major conferences, festivals and mega-events.


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Planning, operation and sales pertaining to hotels, resorts and restaurants.


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Planning, presentation and interpretation of cultural sites, built environments and public spaces for sustainable tourism purposes.


Additionally, TEM students develop understanding and skills in policy, administration, planning, programming, marketing, finance, and leadership. All students complete two fieldwork experiences: a practicum and an internship.