The content, format, and structure of the instructional program were developed by the Board of Regents in cooperation with IAVM's Education Council. The curriculum continues to evolve to reflect changes in the profession and the venue industry. Upon acceptance, students will receive course material developed by the VMS Instructors. Below are tentative topics covered in the 2018 school year.

1st Year VMS Class

101 Labor Relations

102 Event Management

103 Managing Human Resources

104 Booking & Scheduling

105 In-House vs. Contract Services

106 Venue & Event Security

107 Financial Management I

108 Tenant/Management Relations

109 Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations

110 Stage Operations

111 Team Building

112 Crowd Management

113 Developing Employee Potential

114 Venue Operations

115 Media Relations

116 Box Office & Ticketing

117 Accessibility

118 Sustainability & Green Initiatives

119 Customer Service

2nd Year VMS Class

201 Architecture & Construction

202 Winning Politics

203 Diversity & Inclusion

204 Making and Delivering the Deal 

205 Revenue Sources 

206 Planning Life Safety II

207 Financial Management II

208 Producing In-House Events

209 Risk Management 

210 Food Service Management

211 Leadership

212 Effective Communication

213 Employee Training Programs

214 Technology

215 Strategic Business Planning

216 Approaches to Management

217 Creativity in the Workplace

218 Venue Law

219 Enhancing the Experience

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