Event management is a growing area of work that incorporates diverse fields such as business, government, education and the community sector. Deakin now offers studies in event management through its Bachelor of Management.
The work of event managers is dynamic and challenging. They design events that appeal to diverse audiences, ensure the safety of participants, manage diverse stakeholders, limit the environmental impact of their activity, and deliver events on time and to budget. Event management is both a growing and evolving area of management practice. Underpinning this work are complex skills and knowledge involving design, marketing, communication, innovation and planning.
This major sequence draws together Bachelor of Management students' learning within the context of the design, marketing, communication, innovation and planning. These are the skills needed in the dynamic and challenging field of event management.
Please note: Course lengths may vary in response to requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants should refer to the handbook for the latest information.
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Event management is a growing area of work, practised in diverse sectors and industries. Event managers are employed by business, government, education and not-for-profit organisations.
This work is undertaken by staff working in marketing, public relations, fundraising, professional development, human resources, economic development, tourism, sport, community development and the arts.
Event management work includes a range of team member, manager and consultancy roles.
Possible career opportunities include:
- community development manager
- conference organiser or functions manager
- event manager or coordinator
- general manager of operations
- hospitality business development manager
- venue manager or wedding planner