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Often used as a follow-up to a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science (MSc) takes approximately one to two years to complete. This degree tends to go in depth into fields related to science, helping students to gain critical knowledge and skills for higher paying careers with greater levels of responsibilities.

What is an MSc in Event Management? This type of program focuses on the logistics of planning and marketing events from sports to conventions and a variety of other affairs. Courses may address management of facilities as well as people in a given industry. Financial management skills may also be covered. Many programs culminate in students performing a practicum to assist in launching graduates toward a career in this field. Students may be able to tailor their degree program toward a specific type of events management, such as sports, tourism, hospitality or international events. Some programs may allow for elective courses, which students may use to further specialize in a specific area of events management. It usually takes one to two years to finish this type of program.

Graduates with a Master of Science in Event Management tend to have exceptional organizational skills. This degree program helps to hone those skills further, which could be beneficial in a variety of business-related careers, since event managers are in relatively high demand.

The cost of earning a master’s degree differs depending on the institution, country of study and length of the program. To understand the costs involved with your program of choice, contact the admissions office of the school offering the degree.

Careers in events management are quite competitive, especially in the sports industry. However, there are some meeting and events management jobs that are in high demand, and thus the salaries are a bit higher to appeal to the right candidates. Graduates of this program may be able to find work as meeting and events assistants, managers or directors in their particular fields or specialties.

Events management requires great organizational skills, but earning an MSc could launch graduates into a very successful career. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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16 Results in Event Management

Bournemouth University

This course is a conversion course, it is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction. This course focuses on events marketing, defined as t ... [+]

This course is a conversion course, it is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.

This course focuses on events marketing, defined as the use of events for marketing purposes. In a competitive marketing environment, organizations are now marketing through events, whereby events are used as an integral part of the marketing communications mix. The event is not the end itself, but a means to achieve a product’s or brand’s marketing objectives. Events marketing is, thus, part of the experiential marketing domain, defined as the strategy of achieving marketing objectives through personal experiences which allow customers to engage and interact with brands, products, and services.... [-]

United Kingdom Poole
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Bournemouth University

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills essential for working in the events sector, using theories and processes of the project and operationa ... [+]

This course is a conversion course, it is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills essential for working in the events sector, using theories and processes of the project and operational management. You'll learn about the event management cycle, including planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of events. As an academically driven course, you'll learn to critically evaluate a range of theories and models relevant to events management. The practical element of this course focuses on the application of theories and models to event examples, including the organization of your own live event as part of a group.... [-]

United Kingdom Poole
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gai ... [+]

Course Overview

The MSc programme is delivered over 2 semesters of taught modules, followed by the 60 credit final project. The programme can also be studied part-time, with the minimum period of study being two years and the maximum five years.

To meet the educational and professional needs of each student, the programme offers three awards and exit points: Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Learning and teaching strategies are designed to promote active engagement of the student with the subject area and reflect the strong vocational emphasis of the awards.

Distinguishing features of the programme include:

The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. In addition, students will have the opportunity to gain an additional professionally accredited award (Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), accredited by the Project Management Institute) as part of this module.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
INSEEC Chambéry campus

The MSc. / MBA Luxury Hospitality and Event Management is a three-period course with 333 hours of face-to-face training which is worth 60 ECTS or 26 US credits. All class ... [+]

The MSc. / MBA Luxury Hospitality and Event Management is a three-period course with 333 hours of face-to-face training which is worth 60 ECTS or 26 US credits.

All classes are taught in English.

The program offers a multidisciplinary approach: solid business, strategic, marketing and communication knowledge combined with the exposure to the practical side, thanks to the contribution of active professionals and to field-visits.

It provides the necessary knowledge and expertise to enter the luxury service industry through a mix of academic pillars and practical courses on different industry segments.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course can be directly applied to work in Luxury Hospitality in a variety of services such as Human Resources, Operations, Food and Beverage, Event Management, Sales or Guest Service.... [-]

France Chambéry Switzerland Geneva
October 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Lincoln

The internationally focused MSc in Events Management is designed to prepare you for a career in the events industry. Despite economic volatility and political uncertainty ... [+]

The Course

The internationally focused MSc in Events Management is designed to prepare you for a career in the events industry. Despite economic volatility and political uncertainty, the events industry remains a significant contributor to global, national and regional economies and labor markets.

The size and dynamics of the events workforce and culturally diverse audiences means there is a continual requirement for sophisticated managers and analysts. As a key component of the service and experience economies, the event sector continues to require adaptable and highly skilled professionals who understand not only the processes of event planning and management but a capability to manage in the challenging environments within which events are staged.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
IPAG Business School

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Marketing with Tourism and Events, offered jointly by Ipag Business School and Edinburgh Napier University, is ideal for st ... [+]

Presentation

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in International Marketing with Tourism and Events, offered jointly by Ipag Business School and Edinburgh Napier University, is ideal for students who aim to enrich their background and career in global marketing strategies.

Each of these programmes taught completely in English consists of three complementary components:

1st semester of studies in Edinburgh, 2nd semester of studies in Nice, Masters Dissertation (and optional internship).

International Marketing with Tourism and Events

Tourism, recreation and entertainment have added a new dimension to the mobility of people and unexploited business perspectives. This is clearly illustrated by the considerable growth in the number of international events taking place around the world, in the areas of culture, sports, entertainment and exhibitions.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh France Nice Paris  + 1 More
January 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Southern Denmark

The MSc in Economics and Business Administration profile in Sports and Event Management gives you competences on a high academic level within organization and marketing. ... [+]

Master in Economics and Business Administration - Sports and Event Management (MSc)

Do you want to manage companies in the sports and event sector? This program gives you competencies that enable you to become such a manager.The MSc in Economics and Business Administration profile in Sports and Event Management gives you competences on a high academic level within organization and marketing. The focus lies on issues that are especially relevant for companies in the sports and event sector. The profile is offered at Campus Esbjerg.The profile concerns itself with the entertainment markets, and how they interact with the sports and event sector. Other marketing issues are strategy and competition. The organizational subjects are governance in sports companies, project management, and innovation management. In addition, you get methodological skills in qualitative as well as in qualitative research. Further, you can choose between electives offered especially for this program as well as electives from other master studies offered at Campus Esbjerg.The profile runs in eight quarters. In the courses, you will work with projects, in groups and have lectures. The group of students in the courses is normally a size allowing interaction with the professor lecturing as well as discussions among the students. This enlarges the size of the active vocabulary which you can later use in discussing issues related to these fields as a part of your job.The courses on the profile are taught in English. You can, however, do exams including your master thesis in Danish provided the teacher is... [-]

Denmark Esbjerg
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
GCU - Glasgow School for Business and Society

Tourism and events are among the fastest growing sectors in the global economy destinations adopting event-led tourism strategies as a means to enhance location awareness ... [+]

Informed by industry demand and the vast array of job opportunities available, Glasgow Caledonian University'sd MSc International Tourism and Events Management programme delivers the practical and technical experience that you need to maximise the opportunities this growing sector has to offer.

You'll enjoy a truly international experience with the chance to network, volunteer and work in industry with guest lectures from those currently leading in the sector.

What you will study

Developing an understanding or real world issues from a UK and global perspective, identifying responsible decision making and ethically driven behaviours Gaining practical skills through and industry placement and field trips Enhancing digital skills on key communication areas such as marketing, project management and visual presentations ... [-]
United Kingdom Glasgow
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

Drawing on academic and industry expertise from around the world, this course is designed to meet the requirements of professionals and organisations involved in the bidd ... [+]

Course details

Drawing on academic and industry expertise from around the world, this course is designed to meet the requirements of professionals and organisations involved in the bidding process and delivery of sporting events of all sizes - from the Olympic Games to the Leeds Half Marathon.

You will address the challenges facing sports events managers, including the increasing pressure to meet the demands of global governing bodies and how to manage a volunteer workforce, secure appropriate sponsorship packages, reduce risk and ensure the health, safety and security of every stakeholder.

By developing the specialist knowledge and skills required, you will be able to strategically plan and manage sporting events to the satisfaction of regional, national and international stakeholders.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Syracuse University - David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

The Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management is a 36 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill developm ... [+]

Description

The Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management is a 36 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill development and experiential sport industry background to excel in the specialized field of managing multi-purpose sport venues and associated event planning opportunities. Instruction will center around core curriculum content areas, including: sport finance, accounting and budgeting; sport event and hospitality management; organizational theory; sport law and legal operations management; technology and information delivery systems; facilities and venue management; communications; and event planning operations and management. The goal is to prepare graduates to think conceptually and analytically and be able to apply principles to a real-world scenario.... [-]

USA Syracuse
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 
Campus
École de Management de Normandie / Normandy Business School

To develop the skills and knowledge required to take on a position of responsibility in the events industry. The Master’s Degree in International Events Management is des ... [+]

Attendance Pattern

Full Time 15 months, starting September in Paris, France.

Semester 1 (September - January) Semester 2 (February - May) Semester 3 (June - December) Work placement (4-6 months) Dissertation or integrative business project The MSc International Events Management is entirely taught in English, by the Normandy Business School teachers and professionals from the events industry. Academic input Critical Issues in International Events Industry, International Events Partnerships, Sponsorship, and Fundraising, Service Industry Marketing, Project Management for International Events, Strategic Management, Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. Business skills

Additional courses in cooperation with professionals of the events industry: bid answering, press relations, roadshow in event’s communication, press review on the events business, cross-cultural management, sales technics, managing stress, presentation technics, etc.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

The Master in International Event Management provides students with means of developing high-level management skills and knowledge specific to the field of managing event ... [+]

The Master in International Event Management provides students with means of developing high-level management skills and knowledge specific to the field of managing events and projects at all levels and in all industries. University of Brighton programmes offered with Wittenborg University in the Netherlands.

This Master programme (MSc), is offered in partnership with the University of Brighton (UK), and requires an open, critical and inquiring mindset for the social-scientific and applied study of events and management.

You will be expected to critically evaluate existing knowledge in the field of event management, debate key issues such as sustainability, ethical event production, or legacy planning, and consider strategic responses to forces impacting on events from the global operating environment.... [-]

Netherlands Apeldoorn
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Campus
Kedge Business School

Created 20 years ago, the International Sport & Event Management programme is widely recognized by sport industry professionals as a leading reference in their field, ... [+]

A leading higher education programme dedicated to the sport industry

Created 20 years ago, the International Sport & Event Management programme is widely recognized by sport industry professionals as a leading reference in their field, both nationally and internationally.

The strength of the programme lies in its ability to train managers in line with the requirements of this highly specific and demanding market, owing to its unique expertise at the crossroads of event marketing and sport law.

90% of graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation €35,000 average annual salary 500 alumni globally 30 partner companies Why choose this program?

DUAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE... [-]

France Marseille
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University

International events management is a £multi-billion industry. Learn the skills and expertise to operate in this fast-paced global market. ... [+]

Overview

From festivals and concerts to conferences and corporate events, this course will give you the professional skills you need to succeed in international event management.

Develop a broad range of event delivery strategies and a wealth of first-hand experience in planning, managing and evaluating events. Through live experiential activities and client-based consultancy projects, you’ll gain experience planning and managing a variety of real-life events.

We designed the course with successful event industry professionals. And we invite guest lecturers who are active in global events management to share their best practice with you. You’ll develop a powerful grasp of how business operates in this sector.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
International University of Monaco

The Master of Science in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management program offers a multidisciplinary approach: a solid business, strategic, marketing and communication kno ... [+]

The legendary French Riviera, Monaco in particular, represents one of the most sought out luxury destinations in the world. Its attractiveness and charm have contributed to the development of the hospitality and event industry in the last decades.

Being in the heart of this region gives IUM the legitimacy to develop a new specialized Master in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management. This is a chance for international students to discover and explore Monaco as an indulgent destination but also as a place where they can understand and experience the key aspects of the service-oriented business.

The luxury hospitality industry is a multi-billion industry mostly depending on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. The industry encompasses a broad range of fields within the service industry: accommodation, food and beverage, spa, meeting and events, cruise line, gaming and gambling, entertainment and recreation, and additional fields within the tourism industry.... [-]

Monaco Monaco-Ville France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
16 months
Campus