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Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

CRICOS 090278B
Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

What is a Bachelor of Event Management?

The Bachelor of Business (Event Management) delivers key information on marketing and public relations, event policy, business strategy, logistics and risk, consumer behaviour, applied finance and business law. Covering everything required for the planning and running of events at different scales, an event management degree also provides opportunities for industry specialisation in hospitality, tourism, marketing, public relations and advertising.
This course will help you learn how to bring events to life. You’ll learn how to come up with creative themes and formats, and manage clients to ensure their expectation for an event is met. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the legal, marketing, financial and strategic concepts in event management. You will also gain practical industry skills in project, strategic and event management and have the option to specialise in hospitality, tourism, marketing, public relations and advertising.

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Learning outcomes

  • Create smooth-running large-scale events, leaving guests satisfied.
  • Launch eye-catching and exciting marketing strategies based around functions.
  • Develop experience in handling logistical issues and problem-solving on the fly.
  • Master the managerial and delegation skills that make running great events possible.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Know what it's like to be in business
Complete a minimum of 300 hours of professional work placement, facing real challenges and solving genuine industry problems.  

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.
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Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Business (Event Management) you will have the know-how to run large-scale events professionally and successfully, from the planning phase to completion. This will open up opportunities in bigger organisations as well as the chance to run your own business for a range of clients.

Potential career paths

  • Event Manager
    Average salary: $73,000 - $119,000
  • Promotions Manager
    Average salary: $121,305 - $138,902
Madison Browne - Bachelor of Business Event Management student testimonial
Our lecturers often taught us content through examples and case studies from their own experiences. It was a very engaging and relevant way of learning the course material!
Madison Browne
Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Subjects and units

This course comprises of 24 subjects, which includes 16 core subjects, including 300 hours of industry placement, and 8 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | BIZ101
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A

Requirements

These five core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to select two level 100 electives and one level 200 elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Event Venue Management | EVT207A
  • Event Financing and Sponsorship | EVN203

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
  • Events Policy and Strategy | EVN301
  • Events Consulting Project | EVN302
  • Industry Consulting Project | IND301A
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A

Requirements

Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below.

Choose 8 electives:

Year 1 - two 100 level

Year 2 - two 100 level, one 200 level

Year 3 - two 100 level, one 300 level

Elective subjects

  • Exploring Gastronomy | EGY101
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Front Office Operations | FOO101
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • Place, Culture and Destination Management | PCD101
  • Understanding Public Relations | PRN101A
  • Introduction to PR Writing | PRN102A
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sports Marketing | SPO102
  • Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events | THE101
  • The Tourist Experience | TTE101
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Sports Events | EVT206A
  • Food and Beverage Management | HOS203A
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Business-2-Business Marketing | MKG201
  • Digital Marketing Communications | MKG203
  • Marketing and Audience Research | MKT202A
  • Project Management in Tourism | PMT201
  • Content Creation for Social Media | PRL201
  • Advanced PR Writing | PRL202
  • Corporate Communications | PRL203
  • Sports Law | SPO201
  • Managing Teams | SPO202
  • Managing Sports Facilities | SPO203
  • Events Policy and Strategy | EVN301
  • Events Consulting Project | EVN302
  • Resort and Spa Management | HOS302A
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A
  • International Marketing | MKT303A
  • Brand and Product Management | MKT304A
  • Health and Advocacy Strategies | SPO301
  • Sports Consulting Project | SPO302
  • Destinations Management | TOU302A
  • Airline Management | TOU303A

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

An important element of this course is your placement with an endorsed host organisation(s). Work placements provide a valuable resource for you to develop hands-on practical experience to ensure you graduate confident and job-ready. A key task will be the completion of a reflective journal covering the experience and the identification and analysis of key learning outcomes.
Gain professional experience
Complete 300 hours of real-world, relevant experience through our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.
Australian HR Institute
Australian Red Cross
GBA Projects
B Lab Australia New Zealand
Keylend
Educate Plus
Project Management Institute
Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
AML
Gogo Events

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above), or Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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