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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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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.

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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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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