Events management is a challenging and ever-evolving field, made no less straightforward by recent global health concerns, and the universally increasing need for collaboration between partners, whether at the industry or national levels. While most have the impression that Events centers around business-related matters, i.e. the MICE industry, there are also a great deal of events that deal with community outreach, publicity, or international efforts and the like. Furthermore, one must also consider that in events management, other work occurs in the background, often unnoticed from the front-end – skills such as marketing, communication, presentation proficiency, as well as logistics and financial planning all come into play.
The BSc Events Management programme is a partnership between the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS). The Events Management programme aims to equip students with a diverse set of skills for effective management in the events industry. Students will be kept up to date with current industry practices, thanks to close involvement from our partners, and will also look into emerging trends for events, the use of technology, and other unique features that will distinguish their projects – this is in addition to the conventional management of events, which will also include an in-depth study of risk management, venue and space management, the running of logistics, as well as the importance of creativity, ideation and conceptualization of an event. As such, the programme involves both the technical expertise required for the industry, but also recognizes the creative component necessary to make any event groundbreaking.
Students may pursue BSc Events Management as a single major or in combination with a minor. Click here more information of BSc Events Management.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Graduates of the BSc Events Management are expected to:
1. Develop knowledge in events operations and management, human and environmental factors, project management, leadership, service quality and innovation, law and communications.
2. Use the above knowledge to develop skills and acquire experience in working with individuals and teams with people of varies expertise.
3. Identify existing and potential workplace risk factors to prevent, mitigate or remove them as required by the law, and to establish the resources necessary to support and maintain employee safety, health and well-being.
4. Apply relevant specialised knowledge for events management functions, PR and handling of contracts with confidence.
5. Display design skills, creative thinking and leadership communication skills which are vital for events management practitioners.