This degree is designed to produce future leaders for the special events sector. It emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for the effective management of events. It provides you with many career options by combining a solid business degree - encompassing areas such as accounting, marketing, business law, entrepreneurship and economics – with specialised professional studies related to the management and delivery of special events such as volunteer management, arts and community festivals, meetings, conferences and tradeshows as well as the opportunity to plan, deliver and evaluate student led events. Industry/community participation through volunteering is actively encouraged.
Prerequisite requirements are VCE Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
La Trobe Essentials
The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurshipand Sustainability Thinking- are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.
Course intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Identify, source and analyse information relevant to business and social challenges.
- Evaluate a range of alternate solutions to business and social challenges, and account for potentially competing economic, ethical, social and commercial perspectives in a responsible manner.
- Devise innovative recommendations to business and social challenges, based on the identification of the elements of a problem and the application and evaluation of problem solving approaches.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of stakeholders, using a variety of modes of communications and appropriate tools.
- Engage professionally and effectively to contribute to the success of a multicultural team, in a manner which is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others.
- Utilise digital technologies to identify, source, analyse and communicate information relevant to business and social challenges.
- Apply knowledge and skills to design and deliver sustainable event services and experiences.
- Integrate a broad and coherent, elementary, theoretical and operational knowledge of the event industry as interdisciplinary fields of research and practice.
- Work together with key stakeholders to acquire and convey knowledge and ideas effectively to achieve shared goals in unambiguous contexts.
- Apply cognitive skills to collect, analyse and synthesise information to develop and evaluate solutions for straightforward event industry problems.
- Critically reflect on their own conduct, to improve their own interpersonal and operational skills and knowledge, in light of their role in the events industry and their impact on the economy, environment and society.
- Two not-for-credit online modules: one will provide you with an introduction to concepts of academic integrity and the other an introduction to local indigenous culture.
- A common core of eight subjects is designed to: enhance your understanding of business principles and develop your business skills; and develop and assess your communication, research, thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills through all three levels of the course;
- Three of the common core subjects, Big Ideas in Business, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship, deliver the La Trobe Essentials by providing you with opportunities at each level of your course to apply your disciplinary knowledge and skill, through multidisciplinary teams, to researching, analysing and resolving global, sustainability and entrepreneurial challenges typical of those facing business today;
- An eight-subject disciplinary core provides the disciplinary depth required of a professional working in the event industry;
- Eight elective subjects provide you with the opportunity to extend the breadth of your course by choosing subjects from any discipline offered at La Trobe, including several practicum or study tour subjects.
- Students may also choose to use these eight elective subjects to complete a second eight-subject major, or one or two four-subject minors.
- This degree is designed to be completed within three years of full-time study, although part-time study is possible. The maximum time allowed for you to complete this degree is seven years.
- You must complete the course set out below, comprising 360 credit points (24 subjects).
- No more than 150 credit points (10 subjects) may be at first -year level.
- At least 120 credit points (8 subjects) must be at third -year level.
- You must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.
- Variations to this structure are subject to approval by the course coordinator.
To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Business (Event Management) (LBBEM - Melbourne) 2018 [PDF 124 KB]
- LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
- ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.
|Big Ideas in Business||Dollars and Sense||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cp)||Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events|
|Analysing Business Data||The Event Experience||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)||Investigating Economic Issues|
|Hallmark Events||Consumer Behaviour||Introduction to Business Law and Ethics||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)|
|Volunteer Management||Sustainability||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)|
|Digital Business||Event Planning||Tourism, Hospitality and Event Futures||Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject (15 cps)|
|Entrepreneurship^||Event Project^||Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject (15 cps)||Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject (15 cps)|
Majors and minors
In addition to the Event Management major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing eight elective subjects.
Internationalise your course
You may internationalise your course by completing:
- The International Business major as a second major to complement your disciplinary major; or
- Either or both the International Commerce and/or the International Management minors; or
- A language as a second major; or
- A semester of study, on exchange, at an approved international university; or
- One of our international study tour subjects.