BA (Hons) Business and Event Management

About the course

A business degree is a powerful, career-launching qualification, and if you’re interested in a career in business, combining two subjects will give you sought-after skills, exciting experiences and a whole world of future career opportunities.

You’ll develop a specialism in event management that could see you planning corporate events, concerts, festivals or sports fixtures, right across the globe. You’ll get hands-on experience on a live event management project, hear from industry-leading guest speakers and go on rewarding field trips.

Why choose this course?

  • Dive straight into understanding how business operates.
  • Benefit from our links with local industry and commerce.
  • Develop the necessary skills for events management by working on your own live project.
  • Take the opportunity to study abroad as part of your course, or undertake a 12-month work placement.

What will I study?

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

What job can I get?

Studying business will make you an attractive candidate in today’s competitive job market, particularly when combined with another subject.

The flexibility of this course leaves graduates in a position to take on various business roles within both the public and private sectors or to go on to run their own businesses. Our graduates have gone on to work at Amazon UK, Jaguar Land Rover, Hewlett Packard and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

'Completing a combination honours degree gave me such variety. My course always remained interesting and provided behind-the-scenes insight into business and event operations.'

Holly Parsons

BA (Hons) Business and Event Management