Event managers are needed in almost any kind of business – entertainment, finance, government, retail, fashion, sport and music. Their day to day job may be filled with a range of exciting challenges. Event management is the co-ordination, running and planning of all the people, teams and features that come together to create any kind of event. Events usually require many different teams to come together, often involving several external suppliers. Successful events depend on team members, flexibility and a commitment to good cross-team communication. If you love being part of a team and working with people to create something unique, events could well be the path for you.
An event management team needs strong leadership to perform at its best. Negotiations between clients, suppliers, companies or venue staff require flexibility, quick thinking, buckets of initiative and exceptional decision making. A particular ability to spot good compromises and to know what is essential to the success of the event marks out an excellent event team leader. Furthermore, South Africa has become a popular venue for staging international sporting events such as football, cricket, and
rugby. The wedding industry alone is known to be a multi-billion rand market. Therefore, qualified students will be able to follow a career in wedding planning and co-ordination, or other fields of specialisation such as adventure event management, sporting or political event management and exhibitions and trade shows.
- Event Management 1
- Fundamentals of Economics
- Business Marketing
- Accounting for Financial Decision-Making
- Statistical Methods
- Event Management 2
- Public Relations
- Business Management
- Marketing Planning
- Micro Economics
- Macro Economics
- Academic Literacy
- Strategic Business Management
- Research Methodology
- Law in the Event Industry
- Event Management 3
- Services Marketing
- Work-integrated Learning
Which course do you qualify for?
So, you’ve done your research, but sometimes the application process can be a daunting experience!
We are here to give you peace of mind.
Submit your pre-qualification form and we will pre-qualify you for the qualification you have shown interest in.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BECOME?
Sport Event Manager
Political Event Manager
Corporate Event Manager
Music / Mega Event Coordinator
Conference & Exhibition Centre Manager
Event Brand or Event Marketing Manager
Team Building / Adventure Programme Facilitator
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SOUTH AFRICA
FACULTY OF BUSINESS
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NQF LEVEL 7 | 360 CREDITS
Projects and programmes are the core of any organisation’s strategic initiatives—it is how change happens. Right now, there is a huge demand for qualified Project Managers in South Africa.
The programme was designed to provide candidates with a well-rounded education through a broad knowledge base combined with focused theory and methodologies of the discipline concerned that will enable them to enter the world of project management at a professional level.