Bachelor Event Management

The ICD Bachelors in Events Management prepares you for a career in the sector by developing your understanding of the professions, the challenges and the different actors involved in events management.

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ADMISSIONS

YEAR 1: French baccalaureate (all streams) or international equivalent
Parallel Admissions procedure: students having successfully completed 1 or 2 years of higher education studies
 

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ADMISSIONS TESTS

YEAR 1: Parcoursup (National Central Admissions System)

YEARS 2 & 3: ICD ADMISSIONS TEST

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LENGTH

3 years

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CAMPUS LOCATION

Paris

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

13 months
Organisation of events through the Event Lab
 

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ACCREDITATION

Training course approved by UNIMEV

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QUALIFICATION

Certified by the Ministry for Higher Education, Research & Innovation (3-year undergraduate level)

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A 3 YEAR UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL PROGRAMME 

You’ll learn about the fundamentals of sales and marketing in order to understand the business challenges faced by organisations. You’ll then develop key skills for successful events management: planning, logistics, security, the production of events ...
This course in events management also aims to offer you the skill-set required for a rewarding career in business: English language, digital and oral communication skills, along with a range of other transferable skills that will prepare you for the job market.  We’ll equip you with knowledge and understanding that is specifically sought after by employers, we’ll help you develop your soft skills and give you opportunities to get first-hand experience of the various professions in the sector, such as project or events management.

Become a true events management professional !

YEAR 1: UNDERSTANDING EVENTS

Understanding the world of business, developing an open mind, building an international approach.  
Before embarking upon the actual organisation of events, you’ll first need to develop your basic understanding of management, sales and marketing and acquire a solid events culture.  This is the purpose of the first year of study.  It will also give you the opportunity to benefit from an initial international experience, with a 4-week stay in Dublin during the second semester. 

 

  • Planning an event in the Event Lab
  • International experience: 1-month course in Dublin
  • Business placement: 3 months

YEAR 2: PLAN & RUN AN EVENT EFFICIENTLY

Organising, managing and understanding business development.
After your first year of studies you’ll have developed an improved understanding of the challenges inherent to the events management sector and acquired new skills in marketing, sales, communications and project management.  In year 2, we’ll then help you further develop your skills in events project management.  You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the American culture thanks to a stay in the USA in the second semester.

  • Creation of 2 to 3 events in the Event Lab
  • International experience: stay in the USA
  • Business placement: 4 months

YEAR 3: PLANNING, PRODUCINGE & ANALYSING A HIGH VALUE-ADDED EVENT

Developing high-level business skills and an analytical mind, preparing for graduate employment.  
With 2 years of study and business placements behind you, in year 3 you’ll embark upon a specialist optional module that will guide you upon your career path.  Not only will you fine tune your professional skills, you’ll also further develop your knowledge and understanding in a specific field of events management.

  • Plan real-life events and manage teams
  • Take part in student competitions
  • International experience: plan and participate in a study period in Europe
  • Business placement: 6 months

Level II 3-year (Bachelors) Qualification ‘Business Development & Marketing Manager’ certified by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research & Innovation BY DECREE ON 02/07/18 AND PUBLISHED IN THE CORRESPONDING OFFICIAL BULLETIN OF THE FRENCH STATE ON 30/08/2018. (The Bachelors in Events Management is an official option of this qualification).

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TRAINING COURSE APPROVED BY UNIMEV
UNIMEV is the main professional organisation representing the events management professions.  ICD was awarded 1st prize in the 2017 & 2018 editions of ‘SYT d’Or’, a national student competition organised by UNIMEV.

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CAREERS & OPPORTUNITIES

Events management offers numerous employment opportunities.  Your future profession will really depend on which sector you eventually want to work in.  A large number of companies, associations and private individuals need to organise a wide range of different events.  However, planning, organising and running an event requires some very specific skills, for which ICD’s Bachelor in Business Development will prepare you.

  • Events project manager
  • Cultural & artistic event organiser
  • Sports event organiser
  • Events organiser
  • Business event manager
  • Events & communications officer
  • Entertainment director
  • Partnership manager
  • Exhibition director

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Event Lab

Event Lab is a testing ground that reproduces the real-life working conditions of an events agency.  Students organise between 6 and 9 events each during the course of their studies.  From year 1 through to year 3, students organise events assigned to them by the school or by companies / partner agencies. 

 

  • Conferences, symposiums, congresses
  • Forums, exhibitionsCultural, sports, charity or humanitarian events
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ADMISSIONS

APPLY TO STUDY AT A POST-BACCALAUREATE LEVEL GRANDE ECOLE BUSINESS SCHOOL 

YEAR 1

For entry into year 1, you must apply via the PARCOURSUP central admissions system platform.
ICD will inform you of the arrangements for taking the written and oral admissions tests once your choices have been made and according to the schedule provided by your High School.

  • Entry requirements: candidates will be required to have passed the French Baccalaureate or its international equivalent.
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YEAR 2 & 3

For entry into years 2 or 3, candidates should apply directly through ICD.  All you need to do is to send us back your application form at least 7 days before the date of the admissions test you have chosen to take.  You will then receive a notification to attend the written and oral tests, which will both take place on the same day on an ICD campus.

  • Year 2 entry requirements: candidates will be required to have passed the French Baccalaureate or its international equivalent and should provide an official certificate stating that they have successfully completed a first year of higher education studies (60 ECTS credits obtained) linked to the programme study options.
  • Year 3 entry requirements: candidates will be required to have passed the French Baccalaureate or its international equivalent and should provide an official certificate stating that they successfully completed two years of higher education studies (120 ECTS credits obtained at the same institution linked to the programme study options.
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