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MSc Business Event Management

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Studies Events Management

Course type


Course Summary

Learn the strategies behind running business events, then use your skills with placements at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre


In the vibrant capital city Edinburgh, our innovative MSc Business Event Management allows you a unique chance to study for a post-graduate Masters degree for a consistently dynamic and lucrative industry.

If you want to make a career in Business Events (or enhance your current practice if you are already working there) this is a post graduate degree programme suited to you. We ensure that the programme gives you access to management materials, strategic knowledge and experts that are purposeful and appropriate to Business Event Management.

Our unique premium programme heightens your capacity to interface with the multi-faceted components that the business event environment and its clients and suppliers require. Edinburgh, a truly international business, creative industries and cultural hub, is a magnificent place to do so.

As part of the degree you enjoy practical work experience with EICC, our award-winning, world-class events partner. This an opportunity to ensure the theory, the strategic models and the examples we work with really make sense for your professional future.

Important elements of the programme

  • Access to national and international knowledge
  • Association with national and international organisations
  • Applied understanding through industry work experience, speakers and visits
  • At the leading university in Scotland for MSc Business Event Management

Course details

This programme aims to develop both your interest and knowledge of the business events industry, and encourage reflective and dynamic understanding. You will study modules that specifically focus on elements of business events management, such as business skills for event managers and sustainable conference management alongside more generic but related management modules - such as tourism marketing and experience design. The research methods and dissertation module harness and develop your research capacity.


  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Meetings Planning
  • Conference and Exhibition Organisation
  • Business Event Management
  • Convention Management
  • Incentive Travel Planning
  • Corporate Sales Management
  • Destination Marketing Organisation
  • National/Regional Tourism Organisation
  • Hotel and Visitor Attractions.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research methodologies, critically reviewing literature, research design and ethics, data collection methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed), analysis methods, research writing and dissemination. Individual research, production of a dissertation, reflection on work undertaken.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

University information

With three campuses located across the city, Edinburgh Napier University offers you the opportunity to join a diverse and friendly student community. The University boasts a wide range of postgraduate degrees in subject areas such as Biosciences, Building & Surveying, Music, Teaching, and Tourism, Hospitality and Events, which you can choose to study either full-time or part-time. For full flexibility, there is also a selection of online and...more

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