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Graduate Diploma in Event Management

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected March 2022


Southern Institute of Technology


Students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in Event Management will critically evaluate and process management information in a range of event environments. They will apply conceptual and technical skills to cost determination and control in client and contract negotiations.

The programme offers a blend of theoretical and practical learning, with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skill. High importance is placed on the development of soft skills for management (such as communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem solving skills), in addition to the development of specific business knowledge.

Course Content

Compulsory Papers

  • MGT622 Fundamentals of Project Management (15 credits)
  • MGT705 (MGT305) Advanced Event Management (15 credits)
  • MGT721 Event Planning: Finance and Budgeting (15 credits)
  • MGT722 Event Planning: Marketing and Promotion (15 credits)
  • MGT702 Research Methodology (15 credits)

Compulsory - Choose either 730 or 731

  • EVT730 Management Research Project (30 credits)
  • EVT731 Internship (30 credits)

Students must complete one of the following two papers:

  • MGT605 (MGT206) Risk Management and Quality (15 credits)
  • MGT707 Digital Marketing: Strategy and Analysis (15 credits)

Career opportunities:

Graduates will be equipped with skills and knowledge to work in a range of event management areas including exhibitions, local government events, sporting events, festivals, product launches and conferences.

Satisfactory Completion

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme and be eligible for the awarding of the qualification Graduate Diploma in Event Management, they must have completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments, successfully completed assessment requirements for all papers, and achieved a total of 120 credits as specified in the programme schedule. The timeframe for completion of this programme is five years.

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