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Bachelor of Arts - Event Management

Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
English
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Program description

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

A great event can generate positive publicity, create loyal clients and leave lasting memories. Event managers are the people behind these events. This major prepares you for a career in event management.

As an event manager you plan, organise and manage events of all sizes – including concerts, conferences, weddings, award ceremonies and sports events. To work in event management you need an eye for detail and the ability to work across diverse areas including design, sound, project management, financial management, human resources, logistics, public relations and communication.
Throughout your studies you plan events of various sizes and genres. You learn to prepare management plans, create contracts and write plans that help stakeholders evaluate their experience against pre-planned objectives.
Key features:

  • Opportunity to work with a wide range of people and industries
  • Emphasis on practical event management experience
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final year

Career opportunities:
A Bachelor of Arts in Event Management will equip you with the critical thinking and the skills to enable to you flourish in a wide range of exciting careers, including:

  • Advertising
  • Conference organisers
  • Entertainment industry
  • Event employees in local authorities
  • Event manager/assistant manager
  • Event marketing
  • Festival management
  • PR and communications
  • Sport, recreation and leisure
  • Trade shows

Admission requirements

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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Auckland University of Technology

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Why study at Auckland University of Technology

  • Top 1% of universities worldwide
  • #1 in New Zealand for global research impact
  • #1 in New Zealand for international outlook

Creating world-ready graduates

AUT’s mission is to create great graduates, and each member of our staff contributes to this. We offer exceptional learning experiences that prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them.

World-class teaching and learning

We’re proud to be one of the world’s best modern universities – Times Higher Education has ranked us as the top millennial university in Australasia and number 14 in the world. We have an overall five-star rating from university rankings organisation QS, in addition to five star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

A global outlook

We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook by world rankings organisations QS and Times Higher Education. We have more than 5,000 industry partners around the world, and have collaborated on research projects with 140 different countries. Our students are from 140 different countries, and half of our academic staff were born overseas, and they often share their international experience and connections with their students.

An innovative teaching and learning space

AUT’s three modern campuses have several award-winning buildings which were created using sustainable principles and feature inviting, collaborative and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research spaces. This includes the state-of-the-art Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences building, which has unique design features that mean it can be used as a teaching tool and ‘living lab’ where students can get hands-on experience.

World-leading staff

Our academic staff are research-active and at the forefront of their disciplines. Many of them are internationally known as experts in their fields, and organisations around the world draw on their expertise for key projects.

Innovative and relevant research

AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact (the number of times our research is cited by academics globally) by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings.

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