University of Technology Sydney

C04285v3 Master of Event Management

Award(s): Master of Event Management (MEvM)
CRICOS code: 084673G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Master of Event Management provides a significant overview of the events industry and is designed to develop high-level professional skills and knowledge sufficient to equip students for management positions in the broad and multifaceted event industry. With this in mind, the program includes subjects that seek to develop an understanding of event creation, planning, delivery, marketing and evaluation processes and practices for various forms of events in both the Australian and international contexts.

This course aims to produce graduates with professional competence in the specialist area of event management. In addition, high-level general management competencies needed to develop or manage complex organisations involved in the production of public, corporate or other event types are developed.

The course has a strong focus on professional practice, including two innovative capstone subjects – Industry Research Capstone or Internship Experience Capstone – which allow students to work on or with contemporary industry issues and opportunities.

Course aims

The course provides theories, models and practical case studies in order to understand the dynamic and complex nature of the events industry.

Career options

Graduates of this program can pursue careers in such areas as festival management, conference and meeting management, sport event management, venue management, exhibition management, event marketing and sponsorship, corporate event management, event risk management, event theming and design.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to develop creative strategies that respond to Indigenous and non-Indigenous community/ business needs and emerging challenges within an events context
2.1 Communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively with a diverse range of event stakeholders
2.2 Manage complex stakeholder relationships and work effectively in teams to deliver agreed project outcomes in a timely manner
3.1 Evaluate and apply principles of law, ethics, sustainability and Indigenous values within event management practices
4.1 Integrate advanced knowledge of complex event management concepts and technical skills to lead professional practices within a dynamic and complex event environment

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Event Management may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Event Management (C11038) offered on a part-time basis or the Graduate Certificate in Business Immersion and Career Transition (C11300) offered on a full-time basis. Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate allows students to articulate into the Master of Event Management.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study. For more information about the application process, see How to Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 11 subjects, comprising nine core subjects (54 credit points), one elective subject (6 credit points), and either Industry Research Project or Internship Experience (12 credit points).

Course completion requirements

STM91687 Core Subjects (Event Management) 54cp
STM91383 Management Capstone stream 12cp
CBK92115 Electives (Management) 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Students with at least two years full time, or equivalent, relevant managerial work experience can substitute an alternative subject in place of 21900 Business Literacies and the Future via an e-Request. The managerial or supervisory work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

Not all subjects are offered every session. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21854 Creative Problem Solving   6cp
21959 Events for Impact and Legacy   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
21939 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
21936 Event Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21882 Legal Issues for Sports, Events and Not-for-Profits   6cp
21930 Principles of Event Marketing   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21936 Event Management   6cp
21895 Business and Social Impact   6cp
21928 Managing Staff and Volunteers   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21930 Principles of Event Marketing   6cp
21959 Events for Impact and Legacy   6cp
21854 Creative Problem Solving   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
21882 Legal Issues for Sports, Events and Not-for-Profits   6cp
21939 Event Creation Workshop   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Event Management (C11038) or Graduate Certificate in Business Immersion and Career Transition (C11300), the Graduate Diploma in Event Management (C06017), and the Master of Event Management.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)