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Events Management Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Events management is a rapidly-growing and exciting sector offering huge potential for graduates, and demand is high for managers with robust communication, leadership and managerial skills to create the 'wow' factor. On UCB's Events Management Top-up course, you'll develop a varied management skill set to give you the platform you need to launch your career in a great variety of areas within the industry. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - as well as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a recognised professional management body.**Who’s the course for?**This course is designed for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is interested in working in a variety of fields within the events industry, including sporting events, festivals, wedding planning, meetings, exhibitions and incentive travel.**Why should I study the course?**- **RESIDENTIAL VISIT** – Travel overseas on a residential trip to a European destination as part of your course- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Complete our CMI-accredited course and you will be eligible for an Award in Leadership, with CMI membership and access to learning resources throughout your studies- **DIVERSE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE** – Study a variety of topics including marketing, risk management and events planning- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Customise your learning with a range of optional modules including financial strategy, adventure events and ‘dark’ tourism**Great. Tell me some more**Our top-up course draws on the contemporary and future events environment with an emphasis on the changing nature of the events industry, including a focus on the management of large scale mega-events, festivals and tourism.Thanks to the close working relationships UCB has developed throughout the events sector over the years, you will be able to supplement your studies with real work experience in the field, greatly enhancing your CV for prospective employers. Our highly experienced hired@UCB employability team will support you in finding opportunities for work.**What skills will I gain?**You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the events sector and the processes involved in creating a successful event.You will learn how to oversee a live event and build upon your knowledge of events systems and project management, as well as learning how to handle crisis situations and environmental turbulence.You will be taught how to manage large scale events, such as conferences, concerts, product launches, festivals and carnivals.Through our range of optional modules, you will be able to develop your understanding of financial strategies or learn more about global marketing and 'dark tourism'.**What about the future?** With proven managerial skills, drive and leadership, you will be able to progress quickly after completing this course. Potential career options include working in:- Convention and exhibition centres- Festivals and cultural events- Sporting events- Events management companies- Charity promotion and fundraisingYou can also seek a position as an events manager in any number of other areas such as corporate businesses, museums, leisure centres and hotel resorts, with an expanding scope of employment pathways.You will also have the opportunity to progress onto postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc/PGDip Global Meetings and Events Management or MA/PGDip Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism.

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Entry requirements

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


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    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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