Facts about the course

Study points:
7.5
Responsible department:
Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences
Course Leaders:
  • Holger Preuss
  • Birnir Egilsson
Lecture Semester:
Spring
Teaching language:
English
Duration:
½ year

IDR810 Event Organization (Spring 2021)

About the course

The course aims at introducing the students to issues related to the management of events. Specifically, the following topics will be introduced: 

  • Central concepts, theories and issues on event organisations - Block I

  • Key event stakeholders - Block II (Germany)

  • Operation management techniques, including project management and supply chain management (SCM) - Block III

An excursion to Germany is organised in collaboration with Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. The trip gives the students valuable insight in specific event case studies. The trip is mandatory for the students and Molde University College covers all cost related to travel and housing. Students must pay own food and personal costs.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Reduction of Credits

This course’s contents overlap with the following courses. A reduction of credits will occur if one of these courses is taken in addition:

Course Reduction of Credits
EVM720 – Event Organization 7.5

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Completing this course the candidate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types of events

  • Understand the roles of different key event stakeholders

  • Understand the key aspects of sports events

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and theories of sport events

  • Understand the specific management characteristics of sport events

  • Understand the role of logistics in events.

  • Understand different perspectives and practices of supply chain management and how various supply chains interact during an event.

  • Understand the needs to plan events carefully

Forms of teaching and learning

  • The course is organised in three blocks (two blocks in Molde and one in Germany).

  • Instruction consists of classroom teaching, tasks-in-class (e.g. presentations), reading and assignments to be submitted to the teacher, and working in groups in and between seminars.

  • Practical cases will be included and integrated with the theories. 

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Excursions
  • Courseworks given: 1
  • Courseworks required: 1
  • Presence: Required
  • Comment: An excursion to Germany is organised in collaboration with Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. The trip gives the students valuable insight in specific event case studies. The trip is mandatory for the students and Molde University College covers all cost related to travel and housing. Students must pay own food and peronal costs.

Examination

  • Form of assessment: Home assessment
  • Proportion: 45%%
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material
  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 55%%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Only general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version

Course evaluation

Block assignments (three blocks): 15 % per block, in total 45 % of final grade.

Final exam: 55 % of final grade.

Syllabus

Essential Reading
Shone A., & Parry, B. (2013). Successful event management: A Practical Handbook (4th Ed.). Cengage Learning.

Pielichaty, H., Els, G., Reed, I., & Mawer, V. (2016). Events project management. Taylor & Francis.
 

Additional Recommended Reading
Getz, D., & Page, S. (2016). Event studies. Theory, research and policy for planned events, Routledge.

Raj, R., Walters, P., & Rashid, T. (2009). Events management: An integrated and practical approach. Sage Publications

Articles:
Distributed during the course.

 

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