BA (Hons) Business Management (Event Management) (Top Up)

90% of our BA (Hons) Business and Management students were satisfied with their course National Student Survey 2022

Current industry requirement of graduates is that not only are they able to manage business processes, but continuously identify opportunities, solve problems and develop growth avenues. This course will equip students for a future career in events management.

In addition to business acumen, the course aims to develop valuable and transferable skills and knowledge in events management, planning, opportunity development, creative thinking and organisation. 

This course focuses on the development of essential skills in management, research, organisation and events.  These skills are much sought after by employers in an increasingly competitive environment.

UCAS Code Study Mode
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
NN18 Full-time 1 Year September Treforest A

This course runs for a single season and enables students with level 5 pre-requisite qualifications to ‘top up’ to a full BA degree award with honours. The Course comprises six modules, each of which has an academic value of 20 credits. These modules include the following (note that there are no optional modules in this course):

  • Applied Management
  • Business Research: Principles and Practice
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Applied Events Planning
  • Live Event (Project)


Applied Management

This comprehensive module addresses many facets of management practice and aims to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on a career in middle management.

Business Research: Principles and Practice

This module equips students with the knowledge and skills required to undertake a research project. Students will therefore be introduced to the tools and techniques they will need to conduct a real investigation into a business problem.

Business Strategy

This module aims to develop a conceptual and critical understanding of the internal and external factors that affect the development of a business strategy within an organisation.

Business Ethics and Sustainability

This module introduces students to the particular problems and opportunities experienced in adopting or ignoring business ethics and corporate social responsibility. The module also aims to develop a critical understanding of sustainable business issues and how they can be managed, promoted and developed in a business context.

Applied Events Planning

Students will learn how to plan for a live event.  This activity includes feasibility planning, marketing, operations, finances, choice of venue, negotiation, etc. Note that the development of these management and organisational skills are transferable and attractive to employers.

Live Event (Project)

Students will plan, manage and deliver a live event. From conceptualisation to evaluation, the student will engage in ‘hands-on’ organisation thereby engaging in experiential learning and reflective practice.


The course is delivered as a blended approach with a balanced mix of face-to-face and online learning activity. 

The course includes a field visit to a real organisation that promotes experiential learning opportunities.

Students will be expected to fully engage with the course and attend lectures, workshops and tutorials.

All lecturers on this course operates an ‘open door’ policy.  In most cases, there is no need to ‘book’ an appointment to meet a lecturer – unless they are particularly busy at the time, they will meet you there and then.


The assessment process is varied in order to enhance learning potential and includes portfolios, essays, presentations and reports.  

There are no formal examinations in this course.


The exciting course does not offer placements. However, the Live Event module requires students to plan, organise and manage a real event and therefore promotes leadership, analytical, organisational, reflective and management skills in a real-life setting. 

These transferable skills are attractive to employers in a range of industries.


The University campus includes a large and modern library facility with extensive learning resources with many quiet areas for study.  The course also provides students with a vast range of additional learning resources that are accessible online.


The Course Leader is Paul Peachey, who is proud to boast an outstanding team of lecturers. Each lecturer is highly knowledgeable and very friendly, and all put the student foremost in their minds.

We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement

At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.

If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.

Successful completion of a HND in Business Studies or Business & Accounting, a Foundation Degree in Business Studies, Service Sector Management or Retail Management, or an equivalent qualification e.g. a Diploma in Higher Education or ILM Leadership and Management (Level 5).
Consideration will be made on an individual basis for alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience providing students can demonstrate sufficient related knowledge and understanding to equip them for level 6 study in a business discipline. Applicants will need to demonstrate 240 credits (or equivalent) and the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy may feature in the decision to offer a place on the course. 

For international students, information can be found on the University’s website and international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees

  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £14100 

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.


Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).

To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.

UK students
Apply via UCAS if you are a UK residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly. 

International students
Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK. 

Admissions statement

The graduate can seek employment in the events industry in particular. This can often satisfy their personal interests especially in the arts (e.g. music festivals, theatre, etc.).