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BA in Event Management

Learn to create unforgettable experiences and shape the events industry.
174 Points

CAO Code


Start Date

September 2024

Course Capacity



3 Years

Work Placement


NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts, Business, Management & Marketing

Course Type


Study Mode



On Campus

Course Overview

This course will teach students the fundamentals of creating and managing an event, spanning from the beginning of planning to post-event analysis. Students will be involved in planning and organising events including working on client briefs, carrying out risk assessments, designing presentations and producing reports. Students will study and learn to deal with complex and challenging topics including revenue management, public relations, marketing, technical and production operations.

What makes this course different

Work Placement

In 2nd year students undertake a semester-long industry work placement where students can gain important contacts within the industry to help them in their future careers.

Study Abroad

Students have the option to study abroad in Year 3, through the Erasmus+ Programme. Studying abroad allows you to immerse yourself in another culture while significantly improving your language skills.


Excellent Career Prospects

92% of graduates from Event Management are in employment after 6 months of graduating — while 83% of graduates are on a permanent contract after 6 months of graduating. (DkIT/HEA Graduate Survey)

Understanding the Industry

The event management industry is a dynamic and fast-paced realm where creativity, organisation, and impeccable planning converge to create unforgettable experiences. It involves orchestrating every aspect of an event, from conceptualisation to logistics, coordination, and execution.

Event professionals work to bring visions to life, ensuring seamless operations and delivering exceptional experiences for attendees. Whether it’s a corporate conference, a grand wedding, a music festival, or a charitable gala, the event management industry thrives on attention to detail, innovation, and the ability to anticipate and exceed expectations.

Career Opportunities

Future Careers:

  • Festival Co-ordination and Management
  • Corporate Event Management
  • Business Tourism Management
  • Hotels Meetings and Events Management
  • Incentive Travel Co-ordination
  • Human Resource Management
  • Brand Ambassadors
  • Event Sales & Marketing
  • Theme Park Event Coordination
  • Conference Sales & Coordination

In these areas:

  • Music Industry
  • Entertainment & Leisure Industry
  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • Sports Industry

Course Delivery and Modules

  • Year 1

    • Event Industry Operations
    • Digital Skills for Tourism
    • Academic and Career Skills
    • Introduction to Sales and Marketing
    • Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    • Customer Service – Internal and External
    • Marketing
    • Fundamentals of Accounting


    • Introduction to the Global Tourism Industry
    • Language and Culture - French
    • English
    • The Geography of Travel and Tourism
  • Year 2

    • Event Food and Beverage Operations
    • Financially Based Decision Making
    • Event Technology
    • Event Risk and Safety Management
    • Placement Preparation for Hospitality
    • Event Industry Systems
    • Event Public Relations and Marketing
    • Work Placement


    • Business Tourism
    • Language and Culture - German
    • English
  • Year 3

    • Event Planning and Execution
    • Applied Law for the Tourism Industry
    • Management Principles
    • Economics and Management Accounting
    • Event Production
    • Applied Marketing for Hospitality and Events Management
    • Revenue Management for the Events Industry


    • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
    • Language and Culture - German
    • English
    • Erasmus
    • Studies Abroad
    • International Tourism Management
    • Irish Society and Culture

Work Placement

In 2nd year students undertake a semester-long industry work placement. This gives students a much broader experience for both their soft skills and technical skills. They can also gain contacts in industry to help them in their future career.

Education Progression

Add On 1 Year On Campus

BA (Hons) in Event Management

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Fees and Funding

Please find information on fees and funding here:

Entry Requirements

Recent CAO Points

2023 CAO Round 1 Points


How To Apply

Apply on CAO

All standard entry first-year applicants must apply for entry through the CAO. See Important application dates for CAO and information for specific applicant types below:

CAO Code: DK752
Apply on CAO

Advanced Entry & Transfer Applications

Advanced Entry is for applicants who have previous educational achievements and/or work experience and want to be considered for direct entry into year  2, 3, or 4 of a course. This includes students looking to transfer to DkIT from another Higher Education provider.

Closing Date: 6th June
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International Application (non-EU)

International Applicants (not from or living in the EU) can apply through an agent or directly to DkIT to study this course.

Ask us a Question

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Lorraine Dunne

Programme Director


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).