Sustainable Event Management

The event management industry is fast-paced and very competitive, particularly in Europe where the public requires a highly trained and professionalized workforce to satisfy the increasing demand for specialized services to meet the latest market trends.

Socio-cultural and eco trends demand the incorporation of the principles of sustainability into the strategic planning of events. Sustainable event management involves creating a harmonious balance between the financial objectives of the event, the environmental impact of all conducted activities and the social enhancement of all stakeholders involved. Through internationally accepted certification standards and regulations, sustainability is now becoming a crucial aspect of successful event planning and in the near future it will become the accepted norm to generate long-term value.

Course Title: Sustainable Event Management

Intake Dates: January, April, September

Modules Offered*:

• Sustainable Project Development

• Major Event Management

• E-Business & E-Commerce

• International Business Decision Making

* Modules may be subject to change

Course Duration: 3 months (1 Academic Term)

Total Course Hours: 165 hours

Mode of Delivery: Each module entails one 3-hour session per week for a total of 15 weekly hours (Monday – Friday).

Language of Instruction: English

Level of Instruction: Undergraduate

Entry Requirements:
• Application form (click here to apply online)
• High-School Diploma or Undergraduate Degree
• Résumé / CV
• Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus)
• Photocopy of passport / ID document
• Three passport-sized photographs
• Non-refundable € 50.00 application fee

Maximum number of Attendees: 30
(In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme)

Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement.*

Professional Opportunities: The ESE Professional Programme in Sustainable Event Management equips students with the right combination of practical knowledge supported by theoretical foundations to become proactive leaders in this field of business. This programme offers a valuable insight into the field of sustainability within the event industry, providing unique and innovative concepts that set Module participants aside from the rest of the increasingly professionally prepared workforce in the market. This grants a unique competitive advantage to those who successfully complete the programme and will contribute to the formation process of those who are motivated and determined to become the next generation of major event organizers.

Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme.

Application Process: in order to apply for the course, candidates are required to fill out an online application form and submit a non-refundable application with a fee of € 50.00. The online application is available at

* Visa Regulations Permitting

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