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Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

DegreeFull-time, 3 years | Part-time up to 10 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

CH3988

Domestic

$6,200 - $7,000

Starts

February, July

International

$19,340+ $500 text book costs

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

22 January for February start, 23 June for July start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

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.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

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 and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    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.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

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. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.5

READING

5.5

WRITING

5.5

LISTENING

5.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

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.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics