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Bring ideas to life

Hosting the world's favourite events has become big business. It looks easy but those big events require big coordination. If you have ambitions to organise a rock concert, community arts festival, business conference or major sporting event, an event management major is for you.

Event managers design, organise and coordinate conventions, conferences, exhibitions, public celebrations, opening ceremonies, tradeshows and festivals. They are responsible for every aspect of events from marketing, catering, signage, displays, translation, audio-visual equipment, security and monitoring the overall budget. A Griffith event management major gives you the essential business skills and specialist knowledge needed to put you at the forefront of this amazing industry.

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I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Hit the ground running

Get into the workforce faster by gaining important hands-on experience. Through our project-based work placements, community and global internships, you can put what you learn into practice. You'll also gain exposure to business networks through key industry links such as the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Star Entertainment Group.

Study your way

Build your event management studies around the lifestyle that suits you. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters each year, you can balance your student life with work, family and friends.

5-Star Rated

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Be part of the biggest sporting event in Australia this decade

As an Official Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Griffith is in a unique position to provide unrivalled opportunities for students in the lead up to, and during this major sporting event.

Griffith students studying event and sport management, tourism, business, commerce, and other disciplines will have access to internships with the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, the organising body of GC2018, and its key stakeholders. As a student intern, you’ll enjoy a meaningful study-related work experience and receive credit towards your degree.

Elise Giles

Event and human resource management graduate Elise Giles received a Prime Minister's Endeavour Award during her studies. This elite scholarship allowed her to undertake a semester exchange at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, followed by an internship at the international event consultancy company, MCI. The two-month internship program gave Elise an insight into the skills required to coordinate event projects on an international level. 'Being able to study at a Polytechnic University with such an innovative events program was a privilege. The award provided me with many beneficial opportunities in Hong Kong.'

Elise Giles

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Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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Applications are open for a full MBA scholarship.

Career outcomes

Launch an exciting career

As a Griffith event management graduate, you'll understand the principles and practices associated with planning, managing and staging special events. You'll have the knowledge to successfully operate and manage events and facilities, and be ready to launch an exciting career working for event and conference organisers in the sport, tourism, marketing, media and cultural sectors, as well as coordinating and managing government event portfolios.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 9 September — Tuesday 10 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Thursday 12 September — Thursday 12 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

If you’re considering further study, get the right advice and information you need at our September Mature Student Open Evenings. No matter whether you're returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help.

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Monday 23 September — Friday 4 October

Q&A Sessions

Do you have questions about studying at Griffith? Book a personalised 30-minute Q&A session with one of our expert study advisers to get advice about your study options, available scholarships and support services.

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Monday 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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