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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management

  • Bachelor

If you love the challenge of complex logistics and the buzz of bringing creative ideas to life, convention and event management offers a range of exciting careers. This course thoroughly prepares you for roles in this dynamic industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3007130, 082689E
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$26,800 per year / $80,400 total

About this course

If you love the challenge of complex logistics and the buzz of bringing creative ideas to life, convention and event management offers a range of exciting careers.

This course thoroughly prepares you for roles in this dynamic industry. You'll study planning, marketing and management strategies, developing the skills you'll need to organise and run corporate events, conventions, meetings, festivals, music performances and many other events.

With our close ties to the tourism, hospitality and events industries, you'll also complete a 14-week internship that will provide invaluable experience for a career in Australia and abroad.

Graduates undertake a variety of professional positions such as event planning, conference organisation, concert production, festival direction, talent management, and sponsorship coordination.

Study locations

Gold Coast

Online

What you will learn

While the course has no majors, students study areas including festival and special events planning; event operations management; facility and risk management; production planning and management; and convention and exhibition planning. The course has a strong focus on the convention, conferencing and event industries.

Career pathways

Professional positions in conference organisation, trade fair and exhibition development, event or destination marketing, corporate meeting planning, event and concert production, festival direction, event planning, and/or sponsorship coordination.

Course structure

  1. To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management, a candidate shall successfully complete twenty-four (24) units (288 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A (First year core units);
    2. all units listed in Part B (Second and Third year core units); and
    3. eight (8) units from Part C; or
    4. six (6) units from Part C and two (2) elective units from the University-wide offerings.
  2. To be eligible for the award of Associate Degree of Business in Convention and Event Management a candidate shall successfully complete sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A; and
    2. eight (8) units from either Part B and/or Part C.
  3. A candidate who, while enrolled in the Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management, may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Business in Convention and Event Management following withdrawal from the Bachelor Degree.