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Updated on - November 6th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

Every event, ceremony, festivals, conferences, celebration, get together require an organized arrangement to enjoy and smooth going. The management required to projectile the big events is called Event Management. The course of event management has become a new trend these days as the events held now a days are the matter of extra attention and a slight error could make it a talk of the town. Thus the requirement for event management came into existence, so that every event become a memorable event. This requires a lot of creativity, foresights and a broad imagination to shape an event into a success. The students who are creative enough to organize the functions and events should choose event management as their career. This course has growth scope in itself, there is no limit of opportunities in event management field.

Many universities abroad provides the bachelor and masters degree in event management and hospitality. This industry is growing so fast that every now and then the career could get an unexpected lift. Universities at USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada have some of the best universities in event management and hospitality. The students can get their bachelor’s degree in BA in event management, hotel management and hospitality or BSc in event management or B.Com in hospitality. Either that or they can complete their bachelor’s degree in any discipline and do their masters in event management, degrees such as MA, MSc, MBA have event management as specialization. The students should pursue this degree with full dedication and should always have scope for self improvement to move ahead in their career.

If a student want to pursue his/her event management degree abroad, there is a basic procedure that makes the work simpler. The students have to follow a process for applying for the degree. First of all, the should gather all the documents related to the application. These are statement of purpose, letter of recommendation, students CV, admission essay, students visa, education loan related information. Secondly, the students should shortlist their college options according to financial aid and lastly, the students should send the application and other documents related to the application before the deadline to avoid the last minute crisis.

Types of Programs in Event Management

The universities overseas provide various degree programs for the students who have decided to opt event management as their career. They provide best education of the field along with the practical application which will be helpful in improvising the future experiences. The universities provides the courses for both programs that is bachelors and masters. The courses for event management are:-

Bachelor’s Program

The students can go for bachelors in event management, hotel management and hospitality for the detailed knowledge of the field. The universities at USA, Australia are best in providing bachelors degree in the field. The students can make their basics strong by pursuing bachelors degree. The courses are BA in event management, BBA, BSc, Hotel Management, B.Com in Hospitality to make their career in the field of event management.

Masters Program

The students who realized their potentials a bit late can go for masters in event management. The universities at foreign lands are best known for their masters degree courses. The students who are profoundly into making arrangements and handling events should do their masters in event management. The courses are MBA in event management and hospitality or MSc in event management or MA in the same field.

Diploma Program

There are students who wants to continue the study of event management as a part time degree usually go for 6 months to 1 Year diploma programs.

Certification Programs

There are several universities which provides certification courses for different designations in event management. These may differ in duration of completion according to their importance in the job field. The certification courses such as the undermentioned are helpful in becoming a certified event manager. Following are the certification courses :

  • Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM)
  • Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)
  • Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
  • Global Certificate in Event Design (EDC)
  • Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP)
  • Certified Quality Event Planner (CQEP)

These certification courses can be of a few months to an year long. These can be attained along with the degree programs in the same. This will increase the chances of better job in the future.

The students should analyze their potentials beforehand  so that they could choose a right path for their career. They should gather all the information regarding the degree programs, their duration and their demand in the foreign market. So as to know where their career would be heading after completing the degree. They should not just throw away the opportunity to be a successful manager in the field which requires a lot of hard work and creativity. Their talents makes them an asset for the firm and they can move ahead in the future way to fast.

Top Universities to study Event Management

There are universities which provides the event management degree under various programs. Some of them providing event management degree in bachelor as well as post graduation programs. The universities at USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand provides the courses for both programs. They provide best education of the field and grooms their influencing techniques. The fees structure in the undermentioned college varies from 30 lakhs INR to 80 lakhs INR according to the degree program and college norms. The students are required to have letter of recommendation, statement of purpose, student's CV, academic essay and other documents related to the application process. Some of the universities along with the courses, degree program and duration are:-

Murdoch University, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Tourism and Events

Degree program : Undergraduate

Duration : 3 years

La Trobe University, Australia

Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Degree program : Undergraduate

Duration : 3 years

University of Central Lancashire, UK

Event Management (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)

Degree Program : Undergraduate

Duration : 4 Years

Event Management BA (Hons)

Degree program : Undergraduate

Duration : 4 years

International Festivals and Event Management MSc

Degree program : Postgraduate

Duration: 1 year

International Hospitality and Event Management MSc

Degree program : Postgraduate

Duration : 1 year

University of the Fraser Valley, Canada

Hospitality Event Planning

Degree program : Vocational Course

Duration : 36 weeks

Coventry University, UK

Event Management BA (Hons)

Degree program : Undergraduate

Duration : 3 years

International Event and Hospitality Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Degree program : Undergraduate

Duration : 1 year

International Events Management MSc

Degree program : Postgraduate

Duration : 1 year

Above are the institutions along with the course details which can be helpful for the students in researching about the field of event management and to know about the scope related to it. The students should know about the career options available after successful completion of the master's degree. There are several companies that are willing to hire the best agents who can fulfill their requirements for organizing events and conferences and to achieve goodwill in the global market. The universities mentioned are renowned for the expertise and the skilled teachers who not only teach the students but also guide them in moving ahead. This course is beneficial for those students who are creative and innovative and have a broad imagination skills.

Job Opportunities

The job opportunities in the field of event management are endless. The students can get placed in many companies around the universities itself. And some can get placed hired in multinational companies too. There is a lot of competition in the field of event management, only the extremely talented people can achieve success. The students who are highly skills can get placed in companies for manager and executives position. The big business houses require those personnel who are capable of handling events smoothly. The employees are expected to be creative, innovative and influential to arrange and organize the events. Jobs related to event department are:

Conference centre manager

Event manager

Hotel manager

Outdoor activities/education manager

Public house manager

Restaurant manager

Charity fundraiser

Marketing executive

Public relations account executive

Public relations officer

Sales promotion account executive

The opportunities in the field of event management has no limits. Students can get placed in companies for any profile. Apart from the jobs, students usually prefer starting their own venture, they organize events privately for the companies. The business of event management has been growing day by day, there is always some events in every city, every towns the business has a lot of profitability scope. The event organizers are always in demand for every small- big events almost everyday, thus creating new opportunities everyday. For a successful career, the students must understand the value of the time invested in the colleges, they should make the best out of it. The job openings in MNCs can be life altering opportunity for the students, they can get to learn so much about the field. The students who completed their graduation and masters degree can get hired in best places for the best profiles, if the degree is obtained from the overseas universities. So this is probably the best career options for those who are creative, and have a keen interest in organizing events.

Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Piyush values education and has studied from the top institutes of IIT Roorkee, IIM Bangalore, KTH Sweden and Tsinghua University in China. Post completing his MBA, he has worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group and focused on building sales and marketing vertical for top MNCs and Indian business houses.