100% Online MSc in International Events Management - Detailed description

3 good reasons to study International Events Management at Salford

You will gain a detailed understanding of the theory and practical applications needed to become a successful events manager in this globally defining industry.  

This programme enables you to work on group projects and business simulations designed to improve your experience and practical events management skills. You will learn about the strategies involved in hosting international events from music festivals to corporate hospitality and from business related meetings to conferences and exhibitions.


MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years)

Course Details

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Strategic International Business Management

You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You will also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the social responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.

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Operations and Information Management

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management. You will also gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems contributing to a company’s competitiveness and strategy. You will develop your knowledge of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS in manufacturing and service organisations.

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  • Strategic operations management in a global environment  
  • Principles of quality and environmental management    
  • Service Quality management  
  • Understanding, measuring, reducing and preventing quality costs 
  • Forecasting demand  
  • Capacity management  
  • Inventory management  
  • Queuing theory  
  • Planning & control systems and methodologies: (MRP, Just In Time ,Lean/ Agile)   
  • Make/Buy/Outsourcing /Off-shoring  
  • Shared services  
  • Systems integration strategies  

Principles and Practices of International Events Management

This module will help you develop a full appreciation of the concepts, range, significance, roles, dimensions and characteristics of contemporary events from a global perspective. You will learn how events interact with social, cultural, economic, tourism and political environments. You will also review the need for effective and efficient events strategies by planning, organising and delivering a live event as part of the award.

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Project Risk and Procurement Management

You will develop an overview of project risk to maximise positive outcomes and minimise the potential of adverse events impacting project objectives. You will also gain the necessary skills to effectively manage procurement processes across a wide variety of environments.

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Business Innovation Project

Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations