We are a full service international business school with a proud heritage. We have been providing high calibre business, management, accounting, tourism and events education for over thirty years, with full time and part time courses offered at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and doctoral levels which are delivered flexibly to enable students to continue their education at the same time as working.
Staffordshire Business School offers undergraduate programmes in Event Management (BA Hons), Tourism Management (BA Hons) and Visitor Attraction and Resort Management (FdA). In 2018 BA (Hons) Event Management was ranked 15th out of 68 institutions for overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018). It was also ranked 1st or joint 1st for key areas such as provision of opportunities to apply learning, advice and guidance provision, effective communication and opportunities to work with others.
Our BA (Hons) Event Management offers plenty of hands-on opportunities to develop skills such as creativity, team working and project planning, while organising a range of events as part of the course, from year one all the way through to the end of the programme and the final year ‘dissertation’ event. Students engage with the tourism and events industry throughout their studies, via projects, work experience opportunities and placements. Students also develop live event briefs for local and regional organisations. This provides experience in managing social media for events.
Students attend a range of events such as Confex, and also work on consultancy projects, for example carrying out and analysing visitor satisfaction surveys on Food and Drink Festivals and Cultural Events.