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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: July-2020
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Develop the specialist skills needed to plan, create and manage all kinds and sizes of events.

In your first year of study you will develop knowledge in business strategies and operations with core studies in accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research.

For the following two years we spotlight the skills, knowledge and abilities you need to become a proficient manager of events with studies including:

  • Event Logistics - Develops conceptual thinking, strategic planning and tactical skills.
  • Event Planning and Management - Uses current theory to plan, manage and evaluate events and conferences.
  • Project Management - Examines planning terminology and principles, and project plans created using MS Project.
  • Event Marketing and Sponsorship - Covers planning, monitoring, evaluating and controlling funding arrangements.
  • Event Project - Create, plan, manage, and evaluate an event or event related project.

Cooperative Education Project - with this aspect of our programme you will work within a real business environment applying your learning for a minimum of 400 hours. You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Career Opportunities

A career in event management will take you from a novice event organiser to a proficient manager of events. You will develop a wide ranging understanding of event planning, including the scheduling of multiple facets of an event. In addition you will develop the logistical skills to manage event components.

Career opportunities include fundraising, conferences, festivals, arts and tourism event management, facility based event management, public relations, sponsorship and marketing.

Study Pathways

Our Graduate Diploma in Event Management will extend your prospects in this sector.

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects

OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Business and ICT Pathway or equivalent

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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