From the global spectacle of an Olympic Games opening ceremony to regional food and wine weekends, public celebrations, commemorations and festivals, event management has evolved into big business. We train future industry leaders with the knowledge and skills needed for effective event management. To prepare you for essential negotiation and interaction skills, we place a strong emphasis on critical thinking, communication and human interaction. Whether your sights are set on profit making or community building, working at an international or a local level, you will be ready to meet high standards of professional excellence as soon as you enter the workforce. Learn about management and delivery of sports, music, arts and cultural events, community festivals, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and tradeshows. Get a solid business degree by studying accounting, marketing, business law, tourism, project management, entrepreneurship and economics. Study with industry leaders in the internationally recognised events capital of Australia and home to a $1 billion events industry.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared to work in business, government and non-profit sectors. Work with events organisers, festivals, venue operators and events service providers, destination marketing, and venue operators on sports, arts and community events.

As part of our commitment to innovating curriculum design and development, we have recently appointed several Work Integrated Learning Coordinators at our Melbourne and Regional campuses. Work integrated learning means you’ll get to apply your skills in the workplace, as you study. You can earn credit towards your degree through work placements or simulations. Work integrated learning is endorsed by the Federal Government and industry groups such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will assist to increase your employability potential when you graduate.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.