Leisure & Events Management

Length:
4 Years
Start date:
1st September. For other study start dates see programme website
Language:
English
Requirements:
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
  • Cambridge C2 Advanced/ Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, with a minimum subscore for Speaking of 169
  • IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)
  • TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)
Tuition fees:
2209.00 € per year for EU citizens. For other nationalies different fees apply.
Special remark

The regular application deadline (1 May) for new students will be extended to 1 June.

What is this programme about

This English-taught professional bachelor's programme prepares you for a career in the international leisure industry. In 3 or 4 years’ time you will learn how to create memorable and meaningful experiences which contribute to a more beautiful world.

Can you convert an old factory into a multicultural community centre? Are you able to organise a sensational music festival or dance event? Sounds appealing? After your graduation as a leisure manager you will be able to combine creativity, business insight and organisational skills in creating meaningful leisure products.


Studying Leisure & Events Management

Year 1

The Leisure & Events Management programme is delivered thematically. This means that subjects such as economics, management, communication and market research are dealt with in content-related projects, rather than in separate topics. Examples of modules are: Leisure Productions, Imagineering, Running Businesses, Design & Marketing and Stakeholder Management.

Year 2

Leisure is a very broad term. In the second year you have the opportunity to focus on:

  • Sports & Esports
  • Attractions & Theme Parks Management
  • Social Innovation
  • Live music & dance events
  • Strategic events productions
  • Urban hotspots

Year 3

Most of the third year is occupied by a work placement. You may perform your work placement either for a company preferably abroad. In this year you will also have the opportunity to follow a half-year exchange programme at one of our partner universities, followed or preceded by a shorter work placement.

Year 4

In the first half of the fourth year, students work on one large-scale project or a variety of smaller projects commissioned by the leisure industry within the scope of their minor track. You may, for instance, organise a festival, write policy plans or investigate the marketing activities of a sports club. The second half of the fourth year is reserved for your individual graduation assignment. At the request of an organisation from the industry, you will conduct research in your specialist area, give advice and make an implementation plan for this.


After Study

Get a job

As a leisure manager, you may take up a career in - for instance - theatres, music labels, sports centres or city marketing. You may be in charge of the operational management of a company, the development of new leisure products, or the organisation of exhibitions, conferences or events. Are you a creative, empathic leisure manager who can touch people’s hearts in their leisure time?

Labour Market Prospects

In HBO Monitor 2018 (an independent guide containing a systematic quality comparison of study programmes in higher education) you can find an indication of the labour market prospects for recent graduates (average starter salary and percentage of unemployed among recent graduates). For the Leisure & Events Management programme, the starter salary of recent graduates amounts to €12,94 a month before tax. A year and a half after graduation, approximately 93% of the graduates have found a job of which 71% on a Bachelor’s level.

Obtain a Master´s Degree

Once you have earned your bachelor's degree, you may choose to continue on a professional Breda University of Applied Sciences master’s programme, for example, the Master Imagineering. Breda University of Applied Sciences also offers an academic Master of Science Leisure and Tourism Studies. Your bachelor's degree, together with a succesfully completed pre-master's track, will give you access to this master's programme.

Contact

Breda University of Applied Sciences
Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2
4817 JT Breda

E-mail:  studentoffice@buas.nl 
Website:  www.buas.nl/en 




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