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Event Management

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This course will cover a broad spectrum of modules relating to Event Management including Event, Conference & Corporate Hospitality, Tourism, Business Maths, Database Management & Web Design, Advertising and Public Relations, French/ German/ Spanish and HR.

There is also a compulsory 24 week Internship in Year 2.

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This involves health and safety, organisation of equipment, transport, facilities, and costs. Suitable for those who aspire to work within the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions sector. Students taking the Hospitality Management stream with French or German must have attained a minimum of OB3 OR HD1 in French or German. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary for this programme.

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DK752 - Event Management
Dundalk IT

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DK752 - Event Management
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Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

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Career opportunities include:

  • Municipal government
  • Tourism and Economic Development
  • Charitable non-profit organisations
  • Convention Centres
  • International Hotel Groups
  • Incentive Travel
  • Non-profit and profit-making community festivals
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Entrepreneurial and Consultancy Enterprise

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