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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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    Event Management - BA Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    42 months
    Tuition fees per year
    11,000 EUR
    Start date
    October
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    Management (Hospitality and Event Planning) - BSc Fisher College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    31,992 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management - Event Management Emphasis - BA University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,000 USD
    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Event Management - BSc University of Central Florida, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,478 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Hospitality Management - Event Management - BSc Florida International University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,566 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    August, January
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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
    Tuition fees per year
    11,400 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in event management

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

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

Master's in event management

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    Business Administration (Tourism and Event Management.), MBA - MBA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    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
    Tuition fees per year
    9,540 EUR
    Start date
    September
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Diploma in event management

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    Event Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,200 USD
    Start date
    September
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    Special Event Planning - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, 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
    Tuition fees per year
    16,532 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Event Management - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    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