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Event Management Courses, Eligibility and Job Scope

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 14, 2022 03:38 pm IST
  • Event Management can be a good career choice as the industry is expanding and offers various job options.
  • Candidates graduating from this field can also apply for jobs in the public relation and entertainment sector.
Event Management Courses, Eligibility and Job Scope

Event Management is one of the emerging branch of the business and management field and has been gaining popularity amongst those who aspire to work in entertainment and advertisement industry. Event management courses have been attracting a lot of students at both graduate as well as post graduate level.

In events management, students are taught about organizational and management skills that are essential for event organization. There are various event management courses available at undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. Find out more about events management below.

Type of Events Management Courses:

Name of the Course

Type of Course

Duration

PGP in Event Management and Public Relations

PG Diploma Course

1 year

PGDM in Event Management

PG Diploma Course

2 years

MBA in Event Management

Postgraduate Degree Course

2 years

MBA in Event Management and Public Relations

Postgraduate Degree Course

2 years

MA in PR and Event Management

Postgraduate Degree Course

2 years

BBA In Event Management & PR

Graduate Degree Course

3 years

BBA in Event Management

Graduate Degree Course

3 years

BA in Events Management

Graduate Degree Course

3 years

Diploma in Event Management

Diploma Course

1 year

PG Diploma in Event Management

PG Diploma Course

1 year

PG Diploma in Media, Marketing and Event Management

PG Diploma Course

1 year

Certificate in Event Management

Certificate Course

3 months

Eligibility for Event Management Courses:

Graduate Degree Courses:

  • You can apply for BBA and BA courses in event management once you have completed class 12 with at least 50% marks.
  • Admissions are done through the merit list prepared on the basis of class 12 board exam results. However, some universities may take a basic aptitude test as part of selection process.

Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma Courses:

  • Although the eligibility for diploma in event management courses is 45% to 50% marks in class 12, these courses will add value to your CV if you pursue them after completing graduation.
  • You can apply for PG Diploma courses after pursuing graduation (any field) with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Admission to PGDM and PGPM programmes is done on the basis of exams like CAT, MAT, CMAT, etc.

Eligibility for Postgraduate Degree Course:

  • In order to apply for these courses, you must have scored at least 60% aggregate marks in graduation.
  • There is no specific specialisation required at graduate level in order to apply for these courses. However, an experience in the industry can help you get better colleges as well as jobs.
  • Admission is done on the basis of management entrance exams accepted by the institute in question i.e. CAT, MAH-CET, CMAT, SNAP, MAT, etc.

Skills Required for Events Management:

  • Event management requires constant interaction with stakeholders and clients, therefore, good communication skills come in handy.
  • Leadership and decision making skills are also essential in this field as managers will be required to guide their teams in order to fulfill their responsibilities carefully.
  • Organisational and time management skills are also helpful in order to manage people, vendors, itinerary, etc.
  • Another skill that comes in handy is enthusiasm for effectiveness. This plays a very important role in keeping the team motivated in order to produce the best results.

Popular Event Management Companies:

Event management is one of the newest fields of management and is gaining popularity. Although the field is often considered a branch of the PR industry, it has been gaining the market and creating a lot of jobs opportunities for aspirants. Candidates can also foray into events management after pursuing Advertising, PR and Corporate Communication Courses.

There are various companies that hire professionals experienced in event management in order to create largescale as well as small-scale events. Be it entertainment, marketing or advertising industry, there are various jobs that candidates can apply for. Following are some of the most popular companies that hire event managers.

  • Wizcraft
  • Percept
  • Tafcon
  • Cineyug
  • Pegasus
  • 70 EMG
  • Encompass Events
  • Procam Running
  • Showtime Group
  • Cox and Kings

Salary Scope after pursuing Event Management Courses:

Fresh graduates can expect a starting salary of Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum. However, salary increases with experiences and candidates can expect up to Rs. 4 lakhs per annum after working 2 to 3 years in this industry.

If you want better salaries in this field, then the right path would be to pursue MBA of PGDM in event management. After pursuing either of these courses, candidates can get salary packages of up to Rs. 7 lakh per annum depending on past work experience.

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