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International Events Management

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

UCAS Code: N821, N822 with professional experience

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

Three years Full-time
Four years full-time with Professional Experience Year

Fees:

UK - £9250 per year

International - £12,000 per year

In Brief:

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications required to develop a career in international events management.
  • 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
  • Overseas study available
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This course will help you gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications required to develop a career in international events management.  The programme includes an overseas business visit and you will also have opportunities to study a language, study on an international exchange and take up work experience placements abroad.  

You will work on group projects and business simulations, giving you invaluable practical knowledge of events organisations.  You will also learn how to put practical strategies into practice for hosting international events connected to sports, concerts, festivals, tourism, exhibitions and corporate hospitality.

The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment. Over the progression of this course, you will have every opportunity to develop an exciting career as an international events management professional.  In addition, you will gain a strong business education which will prepare you for a wide range of managerial careers.

Through the Study Abroad programme, you could choose to spend your second year studying on an international exchange with one of our global partner institutions in Europe, the US or the rest of the world.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.

Course Details

This course allows you to either specialise or follow an integrated route and the modular design gives you considerable choice.

Year 1    

All International Events Management students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the    subjects    you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of business and management knowledge at the end of their first year.    

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.            
This module gives you a theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of accounting, including how to prepare financial statements.            
You will learn about the important contribution of Human Resource Management policy and practice to employee and organisational success in the UK and internationally.            
This module introduces you to the key concepts of modern economics, including how markets function as the foundation of contemporary economies.            
You will learn how to present, evaluate and interpret data as a basis for making business decisions. This will include an introduction to using mathematics, statistics and analysis to develop lines of argument and propose solutions to important business problems.            

OPTIONAL MODULES

Choose one from:    

This module will introduce you to the functional nature of organising and organisations in a global context.            

OR    

You will develop your knowledge and competence in a foreign language, while also learning more about the countries where it is spoken for professional purposes.            

Year 2    

In your second year, you will start to take specialist modules and build your knowledge in these areas. You also have the option to change your specialism and original choice of degree, or switch to any of the following degrees:    

  • BSc (Hons) Business and Financial Management        
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management        
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Economics        
  • BSc (Hons) International Business        
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with Sport        
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management        
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing        
  • BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management        

You can also choose to undertake a study exchange abroad for one semester or one year during your second year. We provide you with extensive support through workshops, personal guidance, tests and interview practice to help    this    opportunity become a reality.    

Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skill sets living and studying in a different country.    

Salford Business School study abroad opportunities are available across Europe and the rest of the world – don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn while exploring new places and making friends from all over the world!    

CORE MODULES    

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.            
This module provides you with the knowledge required to successfully plan, execute and evaluate events. You will also gain the necessary experience to run your own event with support from your tutors.            
This module will help you develop knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of effective project management in a global business context. You will become skilled in project management techniques, methods and tools, and their applications and limitations.            
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.            
This module will enable you to plan and carry out appropriate professional development activities to increase your employability and performance. These include self-presentation, professional networking, project planning and implementation, team working, influencing and multimedia communication. You will gain all the necessary experience required to take advantage of global employment opportunities.            

OPTIONAL MODULES

Choose one from:    

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 the sustainability and impacts that they create.            

OR    

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.            

Optional Year    

On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake a paid placement.    

All of our BSc and BA 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 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 3    

CORE MODULES

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 regulatory and safety risks in the context of events management systems and processes.            
This module will build your entrepreneurial knowledge in management and business development in the service sector. You will be encouraged to turn your business ideas into reality and develop a business plan.            
This module offers an organisational perspective by exploring strategy techniques and processes. You will apply your knowledge and understanding of strategy to a variety of real world organisations, using analysis and enquiry techniques at the forefront of strategic research and practice. This will prepare  you for a career in business and management and enable you to reach your potential as a next generation manager.            
This module gives you with an appreciation and detailed understanding of the implications of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in national and international organisations. You will develop your knowledge with respect to the importance of the balance between shareholders,  stakeholders and the purpose and values of an organisation. You will also explore the roles of social and technological innovation in global ethical organisations to prepare you for future employment.            
You will develop your understanding of the sourcing, evaluation and application of available business information in a variety of formats, while also improving your skills in the design and analysis of primary research methodologies. In particular, the module aims to develop your capacity to evaluate  published business research and consultancy and prepare viable proposals for future research-based business consultation.            

OPTIONAL MODULES

Choose one from:    

This module will take you to a European city to give you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt over the course of your degree course to a real world tourism destination. It will provide an invaluable link between the classroom and real world and is free to students.          
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.                  
This module will give you an insight into tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering.            
You will examine the nature of services in the business environment and develop a detailed understanding of the marketing process adopted by a range of public and private sector organisations. You will also examine relationship marketing and how it contributes to the effectiveness of service organisations  in business-to-customer and business-to-business settings.

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five, to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points 104-112 points
GCE A level 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 experience year)

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.

English Language Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4,5,6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.

Applicant profile

This course ideally suits enthusiastic individuals who can see themselves as an events coordinator, assisting in the organisation and project management of all types of events and campaigns in this rapidly growing business sector.

You should possess a willingness to travel, be flexible and have the ability to work in teams with diverse specialisms. You should be able to work effectively with different types of clients, ranging from international sporting stars, celebrities, business and political leaders. Be prepared to prove your passion for co-ordinating special one-off occasions, such as weddings, fundraisers or business conferences.

Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.

Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information

Fees and Funding

Fees

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £12,000 per year

Additional costs

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

Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study including:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • Salford Student Bursary

For more information please see our funding section.

Teaching

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.

Employability

You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study. Our recent graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Career Prospects

Our comprehensive range of business and management undergraduate degree course are highly respected by leading employers and have been designed to maximise your opportunities for embarking on a career with organisations seeking high calibre business graduates.

Links with Industry

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.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

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.

Placement Opportunities

You can enhance your career options with a year-long work placement giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course.  Taking a placement between your second and final year helps to further develop your management skills and enhances your CV and employment prospects. A placement also provides a real context for the subjects studied on the course and helps in the preparation for your final year.

You will work with an employer which could be a local, national or international organisation.  Our students have worked in a wide variety of organisations from financial services to manufacturing – in recent years, students have worked on placement in the UK with international organisations and worked abroad with foreign based businesses..  You will receive support from the School’s dedicated Employability Hub and from your industrial placements tutor both before and during your placement.

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

There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.

Further Study

Facilities

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.

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