Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)  Bachelor of Applied Management (Event Management)

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Degree Full time - 3 years, part time also available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

International

$17,950

Domestic

$5,900 -$6,400 per year

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Programme Code

CH3988

Commences

February, July

Credits

360

Level

7

Application due

Received all year

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Develop the specialist skills to ensure that entertainment, conferences and marketing events are run smoothly. Our in-depth qualification covers all the facets required to create and manage successful 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.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. You must complete all 10 core courses of which there are 8 at level 5 and 2 at level 6.

Core courses
Elective Courses

You will need to complete the required courses in a major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7. Five additional courses need to be completed which could be a second major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7, or you will then choose five elective courses to the value of 75 credits at Level 5, 6 and 7. The remaining 60 credits go towards your industry project. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification. 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.

It is important to note that if you are already working in this area you can apply to have your work experience recognised with credits towards this qualification. For more information contact the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning via email capl@cpit.ac.nz or (03) 940 8214.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 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)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact CPIT for requirements.

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

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    • IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 6.0 in all subtests).For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
      Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
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) .

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

Application documents

Level 5

Level 6

Accounting Information Systems

AMIS600
15.0 credits

Applied Computing

AMAC650
15.0 credits

Applied Management

AMAM636
15.0 credits

Auditing and Assurance

AMAA600
15.0 credits

Catering Events Management

AMCE600
15.0 credits

Consumer Behaviour

AMCB644
15.0 credits

E-Commerce

AMEC600
15.0 credits

Entrepreneurship

AMEN600
15.0 credits

Event Logistics

AMEL600
15.0 credits

Event Planning and Management

AMEP600
15.0 credits

Facilities Management

AMFM600
15.0 credits

Food and Beverage Operations Management

AMFO600
15.0 credits

Front Office Operations Management

AMFO621
15.0 credits

Human Resources

AMHR633
15.0 credits

Industrial Relations

AMIR635
15.0 credits

Innovation and Creativity

AMIC600
15.0 credits

Intermediate Management Accounting

AMMA602
15.0 credits

Introduction to Business Analysis

AMBA600
15.0 credits

Introduction to Finance

AMIF603
15.0 credits

Management

AMMA530
15.0 credits

Market Development and Sales

AMMD600
15.0 credits

Marketing Planning and Control

AMMP648
15.0 credits

Operations Management

AMOM632
15.0 credits

Organisational Behaviour

AMOB600
15.0 credits

Personal Financial Planning

AMPF600
15.0 credits

Principles of Leadership

AMPL630
15.0 credits

Project Management

AMPM600
15.0 credits

Research Methodology

AMRM600
15.0 credits

Services Marketing Management

AMSM600
15.0 credits

Special Topic

AMST600
15.0 credits

Sport Facility Management

AMSF600
15.0 credits

Strategic Planning for Small Business

AMSP631
15.0 credits

Systems Analysis and Design

AMSA652
15.0 credits

Taxation in NZ

AMTX606
15.0 credits

The Law of Business Entities

AMLB610
15.0 credits

Tourism Principles and Transport

AMTP600
15.0 credits

Level 7

Accommodation Facilities Management

AMAF700
15.0 credits

Advanced Financial Accounting

AMFA700
15.0 credits

Advanced Human Resource Management

AMHR700
15.0 credits

Advanced Management Accounting

AMMA700
15.0 credits

Advanced Personal Financial Planning

AMPF700
15.0 credits

Advanced Project Management

AMPM700
15.0 credits

Business Analysis

AMBA700
15.0 credits

Business Transformation and Change

AMTC700
15.0 credits

Business and Society

AMBS700
15.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

AMHR721
15.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in Supply Chain and Logistics Management

AMSC700
15.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in the Food and Beverage Industry

AMFB721
15.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in the Hotel Industry

AMHI721
15.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in the Tourism Industry

AMTI721
15.0 credits

Cooperative Education Project

AMCE700
60.0 credits

Event Marketing and Sponsorship

AMEM700
15.0 credits

Event Project

AMEP700
15.0 credits

Food and Beverage Management

AMFB700
15.0 credits

Industry Internship

AMIN700
45.0 credits

Industry Project

AMIP700
45.0 credits

Industry Project for Professional Accounting

AMPA700
45.0 credits

Information and Policy in Sport Management

AMIS700
15.0 credits

International Marketing

AMIM700
15.0 credits

Management of Information and Communication Technologies

AMIC700
15.0 credits

Managing for Growth

AMMG700
15.0 credits

Personal Financial Planning Project

AMPP700
45.0 credits

Product Development

AMPD700
15.0 credits

Resource Integration Management

AMRI700
15.0 credits

Retailing Enterprise and Management

AMRE700
15.0 credits

Special Topic

AMST700
15.0 credits

Strategic Management

AMSM700
15.0 credits

Strategic Marketing

AMMK700
15.0 credits

Tourism Policy and Planning

AMTP700
15.0 credits