Selecting destinations, drawing up a budget, strategic planning, relations with contractors: the MBA specialization in Events Management covers all aspects of event project management.
Events are strategically important. They are a major activity in the hotel and tourism sector, encompassing the positions of Project Leader and Communication Specialist.
The Event Management specialization is taken in the second year of the European MBA in Hotel and Tourism.
This specialization course assumes that you have learnt analytical and decision-making methods. Besides having an open mind about the business world in general, the following technical skills are prerequisites for this pathway:
- Complying with a specification;
- Proficiency in supervising a team ;
- Managing client hospitality;
- Understanding business strategy;
- Understanding financial and human resources management;
- Speaking business English.
The roles related to event management also demand personal qualities such as:
- Organizational sense;
- High stress tolerance;
- Interpersonal skills;
- An agile mind.
The Events Management specialization is intended for students who are particularly motivated by communications and marketing; and able to display imagination, boldness and leadership.
At the Vatel campus in Nîmes, the topics specific to hotel management (Business Management, Finance, Marketing, etc.) are addressed through the events prism. They are supplemented by a training program geared to event management (fairs, galas, etc.), where students learn to:
In addition, students work to improve their spoken and written English, which is promoted by intercultural events with students. The final stage of studies validation is an end-of-degree internship.
Commemorations, a musical show, a political rally, digital events, etc. are some of the assignments that Event Management students can carry out at Vatel Nîmes. This end-of-degree internship can be done in a wide range of entities:
Combining the teachers’ teaching methods with this hands-on experience ensures the success of students at Vatel Nîmes. Vatel graduates will then be able to deliver services fully aligned with the events they supervise.
After earning the MBA with Event Management specialization and a first job as an assistant, you will soon be able to take on positions of responsibility:
The events sector offers work in both France and internationally. After several years’ experience in a business or an institution, you will even be able to set up your own agency. Tempted by these jobs? Don’t hesitate to request our brochure.