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BA (Hons) Business and Management (Events)

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West Suffolk College


Three years full-time. 

Four to nine years part-time. 

Typical Offer: 

112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC) GCSE Maths at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Please see Entry Requirements below. 

This course is delivered at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds.

Next available intake: September 2021

If you don’t meet the above entry requirements, we may still be able to consider you. If you’re interested in applying, call our Clearing Hotline to discuss your suitability for study.


As a student on the Business Management programme, you will be involved in identifying and applying the main business processes and personal skills essential in effective management. There is a choice of eight routes and you will apply your knowledge and skills in a range of specific situations such as developing marketing, human resources, law, event management, retail management, logistics and operations or accounting and finance. The overall aim of the programmes is to provide an inspiring, challenging course of study that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable you to contribute effectively to the management of organisations within a changing business environment.

You will develop a systematic understanding of key aspects of business management through a coherent programme of study which will enable you to undertake research in to key business topics and to prepare you for a career in business and/or management within a sector of your choice. Career and professional skills development is an integral feature of this programme as is a placement year either in the UK or overseas.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Principles and Functions of Management (Mandatory)
Law for Business (Mandatory)
Developing Professional and Academic Skills (Mandatory)
Business Planning and Entrepreneurship (Mandatory)
Financial Awareness for Businesses (Mandatory)
Marketing a Business Organisation (Mandatory)
Managing Organisational Behaviour (Requisite)
Customer Behaviour and Experience (Mandatory)
Marketing and Sales Management (Mandatory)
Principles and Practice of Event Management (Mandatory)
Contemporary Issues in the Global Business Environment (Mandatory)
Research Methods (Mandatory)
Critical and Cultural Concepts in Strategic Event Management (Mandatory)
Marketing, public relations and sponsorship for the Events Industry (Mandatory)
Developing Management in Practice (Mandatory)
International Marketing Strategies (Requisite)
Dissertation (Events focus) (Mandatory)

Career opportunities

Career and employability opportunities are integral to the delivery of the programme. Industry visits and visiting speakers enhance teaching, learning and assessment in a large number of modules. Employers are involved in the assessment of some assignments and offer a range of internships as appropriate. 

Careers that graduates may progress into:

  • Event management
  • Hotel management
  • Conference centre management
  • Restaurant/Public House management
  • Outdoor activities/education management
  • Marketing executive
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Public relations
  • Tourism officer

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Tuition Fees
  • Financial Support 
  • Loans and Grants
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

If you don’t meet the above entry requirements, we may still be able to consider you. If you’re interested in applying, call our Clearing Hotline to discuss your suitability for study.


Course Leader for Business

Lecturer in Economics

Course Lecturer in Law

Module Leader Law