Event management


Event management is a growing area of work that incorporates diverse fields such as business, government, education and the community sector. You'll develop a mixed set of skills that involve design, marketing, communication, innovation and planning for innovative events.

Career opportunities

Do you get a thrill out of bringing people together? 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. Roles in the industry include:

  • community development manager
  • conference organiser or functions manager
  • event manager of operations
  • general manager of operations
  • hospitality business development manager
  • venue manager or wedding planner.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Be work-ready on graduation

Through work integrated learning (WIL), you’ll get study credit and enhance your job prospects by learning on the job through business internships, community-based volunteering and international study opportunities.

Research with us

If you’ve got a great idea on event management that you’d like to bring to life, consider taking on a higher degree by research with us.

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Deakin Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.

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