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Diploma in Event Management


Introduction
The Diploma in Event Management (DEM) is a diploma academic program that leverages on a unique learning opportunity in the combined disciplines of event and management. Students pursuing the programme will be exposed in the 'know how' and 'hands on' training in both the event and management areas of practices. As such, graduates of the programme are expected to be competent to handle the common event practices as well as becoming the forefront supervisors and lower level managers that are able to advice on routine decision making process of the job scope.

The DEM is conducted over the period of two-years on a semester basis (four long and three short semesters), where students will major in event and management areas. Given such academic exposure, graduates of the DEM, therefore, would be in an advantage position to find career opportunities not only in the government sector, but more importantly, in the private and corporate sector. As for the latter career opportunities, graduates are most encouraged to further their study to degree and masters level.

Course Duration
Total Semester: 4 Full Semesters and 3 Short Semesters
Duration: 2 years

Intakes
Major Intake: March, May, November

Core Subject Description

The Event Industry
Student will be exposed to the event activities. The theoretical aspect will enhance the basic knowledge of the event concepts and the practical aspects will enhance students hands-on skills and the running and maneuvering event business.

Event Practices
Effective event management requires a broad range of knowledge and skills, along with the ability to recognize appropriate requirements in complex and unpredictable circumstances. The modules apply both theories and practices in conducting event.

Convention, Meeting & Exhibition
Student will be exposed to the event convention and exhibition activities through active academic and trade research and commercial developments.

Tourism & Leisure Environment
Student will be exposed to the event internationalization activities through active academic and trade research and commercial developments.

Arts & Contemporary Leisure
Student will be exposed to the event activities. The theoretical aspect will enhance the basic knowledge of the event concepts and the practical aspects will enhance students hands-on skills and the running and maneuvering event business.

Career Opportunities
Graduates will find ample opportunity in not only availing themselves to careers in hospitality and tourism industry but also in government services as well as careers in internationally recognized hotels, event organizations and travel operators. Organizationally, graduates will be absorbed into:

  1. Government ministries and departments;
  2. Localauthorities;
  3. Event companies;
  4. TravelAgents;
  5. Transport operators;
  6. Hotels
  7. Corporations and companies;
  8. Banks
  9. Insurance companies
  10. Marketing agencies

Fee Structure
For information on fees, please contact the university

Duration Of Programmes
2 years (full-time / part time basis)

Annual Intakes
Refer to University

Admission Requirements
O - Level with five credits. Students who have qualifications other than the ones stated, are to submit them for the University's Senate consideration.

For a detailed breakdown of the entry requirement, please liaise with the Counselling & Communications department or email your queries to enquiry@msu.edu.lk

The above information is accurate at the time of printing. However MSU reserves the right to make changes where required without notice.

    a) Total tuition fees charged is based on credit hour taken for each semester

    b) Full payment of tuition fee must be made on the Registration Day Or Prior To The Commencement of the semester

    c) Fees are charged on per semester basis and are based on credit hours taken by the respective students. Please contact the Counselling & Communications department on fees and other payments details

    d) Tuition fees inclusive of taxes
    Registration fees must be paid on the registration day
    Registration fees paid are not refundable