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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

Pathway in event management

  • Leeds Beckett University Logo

    Sports Event Management (Foundation) Leeds Beckett University, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 11,400 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Bachelor's in event management

  • Central Michigan University Logo

    Recreation: Recreation and Event Management Central Michigan University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 18,936 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date May, August
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  • High Point University Logo

    Event Management High Point University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 35,996 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • University of Chichester Logo

    Event Management and Finance University of Chichester, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 13,500 GBP
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Logo

    Tourism and Event Management Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    • Tuition fees per year 9,500 EUR
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years 6 months
    • Start date August
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  • Lynn University Logo

    Event Management Lynn University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 37,600 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, May
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Diploma in event management

  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

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

    • Tuition fees per year 15,412 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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Event management graduate programs

Certificate in event management

  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

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

    • Tuition fees per year 16,532 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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  • Centennial College Logo

    Event Management Centennial College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,531 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, September
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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