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Online MSc International Events Management

3 good reasons to study International Events Management at Salford:
  • With our international focus you will meet the needs of employers in the events industry as the sector continues to develop on a global stage
  • Combine events management theory and practice to plan deliver live business-facing events as part of your course
  • Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals

Duration

MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years)

Course Details

You will gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications needed to become a successful events manager in this globally defining industry.

This programme enables you to work on group projects and business simulations designed to improve your experience and practical events management skills. You will learn about the strategies involved in hosting international events from music festivals to corporate hospitality and from business related meetings to conferences and exhibitions.

You can choose to enjoy the challenges of a six-month industrial placement in the UK or overseas, as part of a work experience option in the events industry.

Strategic International Business Management
You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You will also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the social responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.
Operations and Information Management
You will learn about different operations, information systems and business approaches while gaining a detailed knowledge of the concepts, techniques and models used for planning, managing and improving operations and management information systems in a global context.
Principles and Practices of International Events Management
This module will help you develop a full appreciation of the concepts, range, significance, roles, dimensions and characteristics of contemporary events from a global perspective. You will learn how events interact with social, cultural, economic, tourism and political environments. You will also review the need for effective and efficient events strategies by planning, organising and delivering a live event as part of the award.
Project Risk and Procurement Management
You will focus on developing your skills and knowledge in managing positive events and minimising the potential impacts of adverse project outcomes. You will also learn how to manage procurement processes in project environments.
Business Innovation Project
Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Delivery Method

Blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency will be held in Salford or Zürich, Switzerland.

Places

Strictly limited to 90 per term

Tuition Fees

10,000 CHF (Swiss Francs, approximately 10345 US$ / 8732 € / 7681 £). This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments over 12 months, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project.

The Residency costs, such as airfare and accomodation, plus a 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs, approximately 2069 US$ / 1746 € / 1536 £) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

Worldwide Recognition

All the University of Salford M.Sc. degrees programme offered online are recognised worldwide. The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen. The University of Salford is fully recognised by the British Government.

Admission Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

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