Event Management - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam (50%) , Portfolio - Event portfolio (15%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This unit provides the theory and knowledge base for event management, for conducting event-based research and policy making pertinent to events. It investigates the temporal and spatial characteristics of events; the role of resources and stakeholders; and the relationship between the tourism industry and the events sector. Work integrated learning is achieved in an event analysis.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the core phenomenon and major themes, acknowledging the interdisciplinary nature of event studies
  2. analyse temporal, spatial, resource and stakeholder patterns involved in international, intercultural, national and local events
  3. apply theories, methodologies and research techniques to event management functions
  4. integrate policy dimensions when managing issues and trends in the creating, staging and evaluating of events
  5. analyse an event through the reporting of research and event evaluation.
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Portfolio — Event portfolio (15%)
  • Report — Event analysis report (35%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Note: Level 3 units normally assume a moderate level of generic attributes and academic skills. eg. These skills are attained when studying Level 1 and 2 units.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to events management
2The world of planned events
3Event meaning and experience
4Event design and quality
5Antecedents and decision-making
6Planning and managing events
7Event evaluation and research
8Outcomes and legacies

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

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This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for

    By:Getz & Page

    ISBN: 9781138899155


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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