Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

International Events Management

Salford Business School

Full-time

Part-time

Attendance

Three year

Four year

Course

September 2019

Next enrolment
Introduction

In a nutshell

Studying International Events Management at Salford Business School prepares you for high-level events management careers across the globe. From corporate hospitality to music festivals and sports events, the world of events management is fast-paced, varied and ever-evolving. Graduates with professional skills, strategic ability and industry knowledge are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of sectors.

The modules on this course are designed to reflect the current needs of employers, so, from the outset, the skills and knowledge you will develop are aligned with international trends and best practice.

Like all students at Salford Business School, you’ll have the chance to put the knowledge you gain into practice by getting involved with a work placement. Opportunities to expand your knowledge of another culture are also available through the study exchange abroad or the optional language modules offered throughout the course.

You will:
  • learn the key business concepts that underpin events management
  • develop the skills that employers look for such as project planning, team working and self-presentation
  • gain an understanding of ethical and sustainable best practice
Placement

options available

International

students accepted

Course accreditations
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This is for you if...

1.

You want to learn how to plan, run and review events such as festivals, business exhibitions and sports

2.

You love to travel

3.

You are looking to develop your practical as well as academic skills

Course details

All about the course

During your first year, you will build up an understanding of the key business concepts that underpin events management as an area of academic practice. Your practical skills and industry knowledge will be improved upon as the course progresses and optional modules in your second and third year of study allow you to specialise according to your interests or the direction in which you’d like to steer your career.

International experience is offered through the International Project module in your second year of study. This project is delivered in conjunction with a European partner university.

Along with learning industry-specific skills, you’ll have chance to improve your employability during your time on the course. The Professional Development module concentrates on the essential abilities required for managerial employment: self-presentation, professional networking, project planning and multimedia communication are all focused on to help you perform effectively in a variety of roles.

Year one

Principles of Marketing

You will receive an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing - an essential service to the long-term prosperity of organisations and businesses - and apply these principles to real life situations.

Principles of Human Resource Management

You will learn about the important contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational success in the UK and internationally.

Principles of Accounting

This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.

Digital and Business Skills

Digital and Business Skills offers an introduction to fundamental skills you need for high level careers in a range of organisations. Communications, presentation and professional profile tools will be used to develop your knowledge and employability.

Cultural Events Operations

This module will help you to build a detailed understanding of the cultural economy and evolution of festivals and events. In this module, you will learn about government involvement in arts, culture and leisure events, as well as focusing on the relationship between a festival or event and identity, prosperity, tourism, image and marketing strategies.

Principles of Events Business

 

This module provides you with an introduction to functions of events business and gives you an insight into the market, promotion and sponsorship of events. You will develop an understanding of event operations as well as the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Year two

Professional Development

In semester one, you will form teams with other students to come together and answer a live client brief with regular review points. In semester two, you will enhance your portfolio by creating more team-based and individual work.

Legal Aspects of Business

This module introduces you to the operation of global legal systems and the areas of law that underpin the practice of effective business management. You will develop a working knowledge of law relating to contracts and their effective negotiation in different business environments.

Managing International Events

This module gives you an understanding of event management practices that are applicable in the international arena and covers the event planning process and role of suppliers in the industry. You will also develop an understanding of the techniques and processes used in evaluating operational issues from different stakeholder perspectives.

Event Tourism

This module will give you an understanding of the diversity, size and growing market for events in the tourism industry. You will learn about strategies for developing tourism events, as well as how to critically evaluate their sustainability and the impacts they create.

Visitor Attractions

The aims of this module are to help you understand the importance of visitor attractions from a variety of perspectives. You will also identify the supply and demand side factors of visitor attractions and explore the component parts of them and their operations.

University-wide Language Programme

This module gives you an opportunity to further consolidate and develop competence in a foreign language. It further prepares you linguistically and interculturally for work in or relating to a country where the target language is spoken. You will continue to strengthen your knowledge of a foreign language and its use for professional purposes in the countries where it is spoken.

International Project

Through the International Project option, you have the opportunity to gain international experience through taking part in an intensive project delivered by a European partner university. This module gives you the chance to engage in a business challenge set by an international organisation and develop your capability to apply academic theory and analyse geographically and culturally unfamiliar markets

Dark Tourism

In this module, you will critically appraise the phenomenon of dark tourism: reviewing its increasing importance in society, analysing sociological, philosophical and anthropological perspectives and considering its role within a larger historical context.

Professional Experience Year

All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.

We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.

Optional year

Professional Experience Year

All of our BSc students can apply for a one year professional placement, which takes place between your second and last years of study.

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years, 90% of Salford Business School undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.

We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.

Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and the Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.

Year three

Business Ethics and Sustainability

This module equips you with an appreciation and an in-depth understanding of the implications of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in national and international organisations.

Strategic Management

You will acquire an organisation-wide perspective by exploring strategy techniques and processes operating in the global environment. This module prepares you for a career in business and management.

Risk, Regulation and Safety in Events Management

This module helps you to understand, apply and evaluate relevant national and international regulations influencing events management in its broadest sense. This allows you to consider essential regulatory and safety risks in the context of events management systems and processes.

Live Event Project and Evaluation

In this module, you will focus on planning and developing a live event. Through the Live Event Project and Evaluation module, you are given the opportunity to execute the theoretical aspects of the programme within a real situation, developing your project management, communication and personal skills within a team environment.

Dissertation

As a 40 credit module, the Dissertation takes up two of your final year options. Choosing to undertake a dissertation allows you to identify and focus on a specialist area of research related to an aspect of your degree programme. Through this module, you execute a substantial piece of independent research and produce a scholarly and critical dissertation as a result. As well as being a great way to prepare you for postgraduate study, your dissertation can also be presented to potential employers as evidence of your analytical and research skills.

Service Sector Entrepreneurship

Service Sector Entrepreneurship provides you with a course of study in entrepreneurship, business risk analysis, legislation ethics and social responsibility in small business development. The programme is designed to allow you to critically evaluate environmental, operational and strategic factors involved in the setup of a service business.

Special Interest Tourism

Special Interest Tourism focuses on special interest tourism markets: their inception and development, the businesses that operate within them, their customer base and the environmental factors which shape them. Through the module, you will gain an understanding of the dynamics of different markets and explore how they interact with the larger tourism industry.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What Will I be Doing?

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provides you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities. You will experience small group tutorials during your first and second year module studies. This ensures you will be highly skilled in time for your placements, year abroad experience and final year studies.

Assessment:

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Salford Business School

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

Facilities

Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel Park campus and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Teaching facilities include Lady Hale and Chapman buildings, which offer stylish modern spaces with lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays. A dedicated Employability team will help you with work placements and access to work skills.

Throughout campus, there is a choice of individual study areas, communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a selection of food outlets.

Employment and stats

What about after uni?

Through an industry-focused syllabus, placement opportunities and an emphasis on professional development, International Events Management maximises your career opportunities.

We pride ourselves on teaching the skills that employers need: as a result, our graduates enjoy fantastic international career prospects. Dixons Group plc, British Airways, Cooperative Insurance Services and BMW are just a few of the organisations Salford Business School graduates have embarked on exciting careers with.

A taste of what you could become

International events manager

Events specialist

Festival organiser

And more...

Career Links

Our course team maintains excellent relations with national and international events management organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

The curriculum across our undergraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience, allowing you to apply theory in practice in a way that has been proven to produce highly employable, articulate business professionals who have forged the contacts that will help develop their future careers.

Requirements

What you need to know

Develop an in depth knowledge of international events management in both its theory and practical applications.

You will have the opportunity to gain work experience with leading companies in the events industry.

Learn how to put practical strategies into practice for hosting international events connected to sports, concerts, festivals, tourism, exhibitions and corporate hospitality.

We strongly encourage you to think about studying abroad as part of our degree; there is lots of support both here and at the host University and there may be help with funding available.

Work placement opportunities available. During this year, you will not pay fees to the University and will earn a wage for the work that you do.

International students can apply.

English Language Requirements

Applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Standard entry requirements

GCSE

Maths and English at grade C/grade 4 or above.

You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.

UCAS tariff points

104-112 points

GCE A level

BSc: BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes.

With professional experience year: BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes.

BTEC National Diploma

DMM

International Baccalaureate

Indicatively 26 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (27 points with professional experience year)

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home/EU 2019 £9,250per year
Full-time international 2019 £13,320per year
Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

If you choose the International Project module, which includes an overseas study visit, Salford Business School pays for flights, accommodation, transfers, breakfasts and lunches, but you will pay for your evening meals and any extras.

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Enrolment dates

September 2019

September 2020

UCAS information

Course ID N821

Institution S03