Benefit from excellent connections with a comprehensive network of international events industry partners
Put events management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
Strengthen your knowledge and enhance your employability with an internationally-focused programme, taught at MediaCityUK
You will gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications needed to become a successful international events manager.
This programme enables you to work on group projects and business simulations designed to improve your experience and practical events management skills. You will learn about the strategies involved in hosting international events in sports, concerts, festivals, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and corporate hospitality.
You can also choose to enjoy the challenges of a six-month industrial placement in the UK or overseas events industry, as part of a work experience option.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following example shows how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years.
Year 1 - Semester 1
Principles and Practices of International Events Management
Project Risk and Procurement
Operations and Information Management
Year 2 - Semester 1
Strategic International Business Management
Year 2 - Semesters 2 & 3
Business Innovation Project
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.
A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.
Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).
If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University.
For further information please search for English on Course Finder.
This course is ideal if you are passionate about working in the events industry, and is also highly recommended if you are already working in this sector and want to further your career.
You should be enthusiastic about being an events coordinator and keen to assist organisations with their project management needs across a range of activities and campaigns in this rapidly growing business sector.
A willingness to travel and flexibility to work as part of a team are also core personal attributes. This programme will suit you if you are creative and have the ability to work with many different types of clients, ranging from international sports stars or celebrities, through to business and political leaders.
The course is delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.
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.
Dr Tahir Rashid
“I have over 20 years’ industrial and higher education experience in events, marketing and corporate strategy. As a management consultant, I have led government and European-sponsored projects, assisting public sector organisations, multinationals and SMEs to improve their business and long-term strategies. I have also published peer reviewed journal articles and presented research papers at international conferences in the areas of events, customer relationship marketing on the internet, strategy, and SMEs.”
Our graduates have gone on to achieve employment in a range of careers in events organisation. You will have the opportunity to develop a specific range of relevant skills, and gain a detailed understanding of professional management practice to suits your specific career goals.
International events industry employers are keen to attract graduates who are able to apply critical thinking and management skills. International events management is a dynamic industry that is continually looking for people with the necessary skills and knowledge provided by this programme.
Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:
“As an international events management company, Revellers World Events employs individuals who are innovative and motivated. We are increasingly involved with the leisure team at Salford Business School with whom we have undertaken lectures and placements. Our industry provides an exciting and theatre-like working environment which increasingly requires managers to be entrepreneurial as they develop the Revellers brand both nationally and internationally.”
Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organisations, commentators and employers, and you will benefit from regular visits to professional events venues.
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 our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.
Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.
Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.
Research in Salford Business School is coordinated by Professor Jim Yip, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation).
You can find more information on our research courses here.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.
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