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Events Management Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****Want to create events with the ‘wow’ factor? Managing events is an exciting sector offering considerable potential for those with the right blend of communication, leadership and managerial abilities. Building on these skills, our Events Management top-up degree course will help you launch a career working in everything from meetings and exhibitions to sporting events, festivals and wedding planning.**This events management course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), enhancing your understanding of the sector with detailed examination of events systems, project management and how to oversee a live event. You will also have the chance to go on an overseas residential visit and conduct an international research project.Our events top-up degree is dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body. This means when you complete the top-up course, you will also be eligible for an industry-recognised Award in Leadership and Management from the CMI, boosting your attractiveness to prospective employers.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Residential visit** – Travel overseas for a residential trip to a European destination as part of your top-up course- **Industry approved** – Complete our CMI-accredited events management top-up and you will be eligible for an Award in Leadership, with CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your course- **Diverse skills and knowledge** – Study a wide range of topics including events planning, marketing and risk management, and gain new skills studying in our Digital Creative Studio- **Specialise your studies** – Tailor your learning with a variety of optional modules including financial strategy, adventure events and ‘dark’ tourism- **Team Scotland Partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**Our Digital Creative Studio features state-of-the-art facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology. The studio also hosts audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as a creative media and design lab with graphics tablets, high-spec computers and industry-standard media technology including Adobe Creative Cloud software.If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Hospitality.We are also a member of various industry associations including EVCOM, MIA, AEME and NOEA.**PLACEMENTS**We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies.Employers we have worked with include Maxin Prague, Brussels Marriott Grand Place, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Nivea (Hamburg), Accenture (Amsterdam), Nike (France), BI Worldwide, Hilton Metropole, Intu Properties and Air BnB.**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Events/festival manager- Conference centre manager- Marketing executive- Digital marketer- Tour manager- Project managerYou could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.- **Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course**

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A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Events or Events Management, with 240 credits.


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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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