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


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.

2021/22 update: Blended learning approach for USW courses.

[Update excludes online-only courses].

The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.

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

Successful completion of a HND or equivalent qualification i.e. Foundation Degree.  iLM level 5 and Diploma of Higher Education also considered.

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 2021 - July 2022 Fees

  • Full-time UK:  £9000

  • Full-time International:  £13500 

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees

  • Full-time UK: TBC

  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

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.).