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BSc (Hons) Business and Events Management* (NN81)

  • Overview
  • Structure and content
  • Teaching and assessment
  • Entry Requirements
  • Employability

Events occur throughout the United Kingdom and the world all year round. They dominate the media, fill transport systems, hotels and venues, along with delivering objectives, motivating communities and creating positive impacts.

The events industry is experiencing momentous global growth. The UK events sector currently contributes over £39.1 bn to the economy, thus driving continual demand for specialist graduates, who not only understand both the theories of business and events managements but are also equipped with practical experience. Hosting events matters, but not simply because of the money spent in the local economy whilst the event is taking place. Major events focus the world’s attention on one location – increasing people’s interest in visiting, studying or investing there.

This degree has been designed to prepare graduates for the Business and Events sector. It blends both academic practice with the study of core business skills and management concepts along with a live project. This synthesis allows students to develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and expertise. In completing this course, students will be able to understand the career specialism that reflects their interests and abilities, identify career pathways and the professional expectation to achieve them.

Mode of Study

Full-time

3 Years or 4 Years with Foundation

September and January Start

UCAS Code

3 Years - NN81

4 Years - N1N8

*Subject to validation

Each of the three years will involve the study of four 30 credit core modules each year.

Below are indications of the modules you will study

Year 1

Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Business Skills

Managing Quality in Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Business Finance

Year 2

Events Planning and Project Management

Managing Human Resources

Principles and Practice of Marketing

Event Themes and Designs

Year 3

International Event Management

Business Strategy

Events Live Project

Major Project

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

For entry in 2016, ARU London standard offer is 260 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, e.g. BCC.

Please note that for entry in September 2017, ARU London's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.

Alternatively, ARU London asks for

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.

  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.

We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

This course can also be selected as an extended degree adding a prior year of study. Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact UK@lca.anglia.ac.uk for more information.

Foundation Year

Four-Year Extended Degree Course

For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission, ARU London offers the option of a Four Year Extended Degree Course – foundation year.

The extended course involves the study of seven modules over two semesters with automatic enrolment onto a degree programme on successful completion.

In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university.  We believe your degree from ARU London will definitely enhance your employability

  • In your third year you will undertake the Events Live Project which will enable you to integrate your academic knowledge with experiences beyond the classroom and combine your developing knowledge, skills and personal ideas in order to develop transferable skills which can be applied in the workplace. Prodigious for your CV.

  • Your ARU London lecturers all have first-hand experience of business and event management. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world.

  • The degree is ideal for graduates who are interested in a career in managing events for a venue or hotel, event management within an event organisation, event marketing, or business management.

Meet Elisa

“ARU London got me so interested in a career in marketing
and I immediately knew I had made the right decision”

Meet Elisa

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