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Bachelor of Event Management

Bachelor of Event Management

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Creating special memories and designing lifetime experiences for others is what makes a career in event management so fulfilling.

Event management is a growing global industry with a broad range of employment opportunities across different industries. This is the ideal career for you if you are organised, sociable and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing a project through to completion.

The Bachelor of Event Management will equip you with the skills to rise to the top of this diverse and dynamic sector. Designed to position students for success in the exciting events industry, this is a qualification which could to take you anywhere in the world.

The Bachelor of Event Management offers:

26-subjects in total

  • 12 core business subjects
  • 8 specialisation subjects
  • 4 elective subjects
  • 2 WIL (Work Integrated Learning) subjects

Subjects focus on core business skills with the addition of specialised event management subjects. Your core business subjects include: Pathway to Success; Management Solutions for a Changing World; Marketing; Economics for Manager; Creativity & Innovation for Business; Unlocking Your Leadership Potential – and more… Your Event Management specialisation subjects include: Event Concept & Design; Event Planning; Site Logistics; Creating Event Experiences – and more!

You will be exposed to creative events that stand out from the rest and will have an opportunity to explore various event ideas and translate them into your own creative event concepts and designs.

Event management and business subjects are supplemented by elective subjects from a range of business areas. Your choices include electives in fashion, marketing, tourism, entrepreneurship, hospitality and sports.

Your electives allow you to enhance your event management degree with subjects that reflect your interests and ambitions.

At ICMS we believe that the best learning experience combines practical and ‘real world’ experience with a strong academic foundation. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects are built into your degree, meaning you graduate with more than a degree – you’ll graduate with real world experience – and will have gained invaluable industry connections.

We have an impressive network of industry partners. These leading companies provide our ICMS community with invaluable industry insight and experience. When it is time to embark on your industry training, we work closely with them to find a suitable placement that is the best fit for your skills, interests and professional goals. Your industry training could take you to a major city, regional area or regional area in Australia. You could even take up a position in an international city. It is all part of finding the best placement for you. Not only is this an invaluable experience, it is also a chance to grow your professional network. For many of our graduates this experience introduces them to their future employers.

The Bachelor of Event Management is career-focused, and aims to develop contemporary knowledge and skills needed for success. This means:

  • Real-world assessments: No exams
  • Strong industry relationships
  • Developing 21st century skills, such as digital literacy
  • Everybody gets to complete a work placement in a business that aligns to their preferred industry
  • Access to personal study assistance and wellness support
  • An emphasis on professionalism which includes: business cards, interview preparation, wearing ‘business attire’ in class, setting up LinkedIn profiles, access to the Career Hub, mentoring from high achieving students and alumni, working with your Work Integrated Facilitator on your CV

In your final year of the Bachelor of Event Management, you will have the opportunity to participate in a ‘capstone’ subject, which allows you to choose a special area of focus within events, as a major project to test your abilities in addressing contemporary issues or problems in your area of interest.

Upon successful completion of the ICMS Bachelor of Event Management you will able to:

  • Develop, integrate and evaluate broad event management technical and theoretical knowledge.
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative applied research, analyse and apply findings to an event management business practice.
  • Analyse data, create and communicate solutions to complex and unpredictable challenges in the events industry.
  • Integrate ethical and sustainable solutions into global events management business practices.
  • Recognise and analyse events management operations and challenges and identify and assess appropriate solutions.
  • Evaluate the most appropriate skills and technologies for the different challenges presented in event management contexts.
  • Communicate effectively in diverse event management contexts and across cultures.
  • Adapt business and specialist knowledge to provide effective responses to complex event management contexts.
  • Critically examine team dynamics and effectively apply business management principles and motivational factors to diverse event management team environments.
  • Reflect on performance and evaluate feedback to design a pathway towards continual learning opportunities and self-improvement in event management business practices.
  • Manage and self-direct work and learning within the professional event management environment.

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 0101130
  • UAC Course Code: 530021 (Northern Beaches Campus)*
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 7
  • Campus: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly*
  • Duration: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
  • Industry Training: Yes (minimum 600 hours)
  • FEE-Help: Yes (DFEE)
  • Study Mode: On-campus & online, subject to availibility **
  • Start: Main Intakes: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
  • Indicative Student Enrolments: 95 in 2022

*Certain core subjects may be offered in the City Campus, subject to availability
** In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

An Eventful Career

Memorable events don’t happen in a vacuum; be a part of making them happen and reap the rewards of a satisfying, competitive career in the process.

At ICMS we train you to be a leader in your industry. When you graduate with an ICMS Bachelor of Event Management you will have transferable skills, industry experience, and in-depth knowledge of event management principles in practice. This will see you ready to be your own boss in a career that spans industries and continents.

You could be working as a:

  • Event Manager
  • Event Producer
  • Event Director
  • Venue Manager
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Fashion Show Coordinator
  • Festival Manager
  • Theming Consultant
  • Wedding Organiser
  • Incentive Manager
  • Event Logistics Crew

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The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects.
Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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