Event Management is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Event Management includes management of personal events, leisure events, cultural events, religious events, corporate or organisation events. The special events industry has grown enormously in the last two decades. This course has been designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the business principles, knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of events. Students are also offered a practice-based approach to learning that includes significant practical elements in the majority of modules as well as a work placement component.
Graduates of this course can find employment in arts and music festivals coordination, corporate convention management, event coordination and management, exhibitions and special events, major sporting events and marketing, business administration and management associated with event management or marketing
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.
They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.