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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 19.2k / Semester
  • Foreign: $ 19.2k / Semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    November 15th; May 15

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    This event management degree will give you first-hand experience with the international event industry in Switzerland and/or London. You will develop project management skills and business acumen as you take charge of campus events, assist in regional events, and complete two, 6-month industry internships. The program also teaches core business management and specialized skills to prepare students for a wide range of senior management positions in the booming Event, Sport and Entertainment industry.

    Campus Options

    Multicampus Program

    Experience this dynamic industry in two of the world’s most popular international event venues. You will start and finish your studies in Switzerland, the home of many large sports organizations where our Glion campus and Bulle campus serve as an ideal base for exploring Europe.

    Glion London, our campus in South West London, will allow you to spend two semesters enjoying the extensive social and sports activities of the University of Roehampton, just 40 minutes away from London’s city center.


    Two campuses in Switzerland, the home of many large sports organizations like FIFA, UEFA and the International Olympic Committee and host to numerous international events every year : Glion campus, a hotel school setting above Lake Geneva; and Bulle campus, a business atmosphere in a university setting.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline November 15th; May 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 19186 Semester (EEA)
    • EUR 19186 Semester (Non-EEA)

    Sem 1: CHF 23,300; Sem 2: CHF 25,600; Sem 3: Internship; Sem 4: CHF 25,250; Sem 5: Internship; Sem 6: CHF 25,250; Sem 7: CHF 25,600

    Start date January,July 2015 Credits 126
    Duration full-time 42 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    This is a general overview of the courses and concepts addressed in each semester of the Bachelor degree program.

    SEMESTERS 1 & 2

    • Craft-based learning in Event, Sport & Entertainment
    • The Leisure Industries
    • Health & Safety in the Leisure Industry
    • Operational Event Planning
    • Basic Finance
    • Management Principles
    • General Education and Electives

    Craft-Based learning in the ESE program is also known as the “Project Factory”. It is a two-semester approach to hands-on event planning that teaches students team work, project management. Through internal and external event organization exercises, they gain real-life learning experience, analyze outcomes and learn to meet industry standards.

    SEMESTER 3 – Internship

    The First Internship semester is designed to let the student practice the techniques they learned on campus and explore their personal strengths in a real work environment.


    • Managing Events
    • Managing Entertainment Facilities
    • Emerging Leisure Technology
    • Management Finance for Event, Sport & Entertainment
    • Marketing
    • General Education and Electives

    SEMESTER 5 – Internship

    The second internship semester aims at developing the student’s project management and administrative skills, it also helps them choose a specialization.

    SEMESTERS 6 & 7 – Business Administration & Specializations

    The final year of the bachelor degree focuses exclusively on higher-level management and business administration with common courses: Systems Analysis for Hospitality & Tourism Industry, Managing Visitor Spaces for Tourism & Leisure, Spa Management, Casino Management, Industrial Employment Culture, Contemporary Issues in Entertainment and Leisure, Legislation and Contractual Law, Economics for Hospitality & Leisure.


    In addition to the common courses, 3-4 specialization courses aim to develop a unique set of skills to give the graduate an additional value as a business specialist. To see the specialization courses, download the Academic Programs.

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Event, Sport and Entertainment

    This track prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in these dynamic industries. In particular, it provides students with transferable business knowledge and skills that are highly sought after in corporations and entrepreneurial environments.

    Bachelor of Arts in International Event Management

    To meet the employment requirements of the rapidly growing event industry, graduates will gain a full understanding of planning and managing events in the sport, leisure and entertainment sectors. Using skills such as critical analysis, communication, leadership and project management, program graduates will be prepared to take on a multitude of roles in event venues.

    Bachelor of Arts in International Sport Management

    This option will allow students to acquire the necessary competencies to manage sport clubs, teams and associated operations.

    Bachelor of Arts in Event, Sport and Entertainment Marketing and Communication Management

    This option will allow students to acquire the necessary competencies to manage the marketing and communications operations for sport and entertainment organizations.

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the entire profile of the applicant, including academic records, work experience if any, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations. The institution maintains a rolling admissions policy. This means that the applicants credentials are evaluated as soon as the application form is received, with all the pertinent information. A decision is normally reached within three weeks of reception.

    • Applicants must be 18 years old and above at the start of program.
    • Applicants must have a Baccalauréat, Maturité, Abitur, A-levels, IB Diploma, High School Diploma, or equivalent.
    • English Requirements*:

      * If English is your mother tongue, or if you have spent 3 years in an English-taught school you will not need an English certificate. All English certificates must have been issued in the last 12 months prior to admission.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glion Institute of Higher Education.


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