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Study event management abroad

An in-depth guide to studying event management as an international student.

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Event management degrees abroad

Studying event management will focus on the organization and planning of events within a variety of different sectors. Event planning can be a small occasion such as a formal party or something much larger like a music festival, it’s for the student to decide what their focus and specialty is.

With an events management degree it’s important that you get enough practical experience of organizing events. If you can become involved with student organizations at a university and organize events outside of your degree, then you will enhance your understanding of what’s needed and give your CV a boost.

Event management program structure

Event management degrees are more commonly available in the UK and Europe than anywhere else in the world. In these areas, event management degrees are available at all undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In the US you may be able to study event management at bachelor’s level as a major, but it may be for a specific sector or as part of a business degree.

Some event management degree programs will be accredited by a national body or organization, ensuring that it meets industry standards.

You’ll study the main areas of event management in modules. Some areas of study are compulsory, and others are elective for you to specialize in specific aspects of events. It’s likely that you will also have the opportunity for modules that are assessed on a large amount of practical work. Some of the most common module topics in event revolve around:

  • Project planning
  • Financial organization
  • Industry knowledge
  • Risk management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Event design

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Event management study abroad programs

Event management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in event management

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    Entertainment Business: Event Planning - BA Oklahoma City University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,276 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,276 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Event Management - BSc Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    37,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,600 USD

    Start date
    January, May
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    Event Management - BSc (Hons) Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,893 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management: Event Management Specialization - BSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,551 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    International Event Management - BA IUBH University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,485 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,990 EUR

    Start date
    April, May, October, November
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Associate in event management

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    Event Management - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in event management

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    Business Administration: Event Management - Dip Bow Valley College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    24,736 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,500 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Hospitality - Event Management - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,103 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Show & Event Management (Montreal Campus) - Dip Trebas Institute, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,196 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,164 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Sport Event Management - Dip Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,842 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,080 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in event management

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    Sports Event Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,400 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Event management graduate programs

Master's in event management

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    Event Management - MSc (with foundation) Technological University Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,893 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
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    Business Management: Event Management - MSc (with foundation) Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,276 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 EUR

    Start date
    February, March, May, August, October, November
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    Business Administration (Tourism and Event Management.), MBA - MBA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,810 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Tourism & Event Management - MA Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,540 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in event management

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    Special Event Planning - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,981 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Event Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in event management

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    Event Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,982 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Event Management - GradCert Centennial College, Canada
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    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,744 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,229 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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Future event management careers

Event planning uses similar skills to project management in general, which is an appealing skill to prospective employers; you’ll graduate from a degree in events management knowing how to manage finances, people, and stakeholders.

In terms of careers directly related to events management, graduates can go on to do some of the following roles:

  • PR executive
  • Wedding planner
  • Events planner
  • Restaurant manager
  • Activities manager
  • Hotel manager