Event Management Major - Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Whether it’s a wedding, conference or concert - events need to be planned, organised and managed. If you want a career in event management, this major is a great stepping stone.

In the Event Management major, you explore event planning, public relations, marketing, leadership principles and practices, project management and financial management.

This is part of the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management.

Year 1

Year 2 & 3

You also need to complete additional papers in your second and third year to make up the total of 360 points you need for your degree. You can do this by:

  • Option 1: studying one major and elective papers
  • Option 2: studying two majors (no electives)
  • Option 3 (generic degree): studying papers from across the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management to make up the total of 360 points (you need to include 45 points at level 6, 45 points at level 7 and two electives)

You can talk to us about which option is best for you. You don’t need to make this choice until the end of your first year of study at AUT.

  • Conference organiser
  • Event manager
  • Sport, recreation and leisure events manager
  • Trade show organiser
  • Conference organiser
  • Entertainment industry
  • Festival management
  • PR and communications
  • Wedding planner/coordinator

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Event Management Careers

Key features
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester
  • Emphasis on practical event management experience
  • Gain core knowledge of event planning within the hospitality industry
See yourself as
  • Creative, imaginative and innovative
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • A good organiser
  • Someone who can keep to deadlines
  • Confident and organised
  • A great communicator and decision-maker

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.