About the course
To succeed in the exciting, vibrant and growing arena of events management, a cross-section of skills and competencies is required in the field. This course will help you to acquire them, helping you to become a professional practitioner capable of overseeing the organisation of events as diverse as product launches, fundraising, corporate meetings, personal gatherings (such as weddings and reunions) and mega-events such as the Olympic Games.
To become a successful events manager, you will need skills in areas such as marketing for events, financial reporting, project planning, event bidding and consumer behavior – all of which are offered by this exciting degree. As well as academic learning, you’ll have the opportunity to organise a live event with a real client as part of a group.
Events Management is a modern, fast moving profession which demands a lot of hard work and dynamism and offers tremendous variety and career satisfaction.
Why study Events Management at BU?
- 87% of our students are in a professional or managerial job at six months after graduating
- Gain valuable experience on placement in an events organisation, either within the UK or abroad
- Benefit from guest lectures, visits to local and regional event venues and real example case studies as part of your assignments
- We are a member of ISES (International Special Events Society), Eventia, MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and NOEA (National Outdoor Events Association).
An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to spend a 40-week placement in your third year, offering the opportunity to put your learning into practice. At the same time, the placement will help you improve your CV and establish some key contacts, both of which are vital to planning a career path in the field. For more information abut where our students have gone on placement, please click on the placements tab on the left-hand menu.
You may also have the option of incorporating a period of academic Study Abroad within your 40 week placement.