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

    November 15; May 15


    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.

    Program Key Facts:
    • Duration: 3.5 years
    • Internships: 2
    • Intakes: January and July
    • Total Credits: 126
    • Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • Location: Switzerland & London (Multicampus Program)
    Degrees & Specializations:

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management

    Bachelor of Arts:
    • - International Event Management
    • - International Sport Management
    • - Event, Sport and Entertainment Marketing and Communication Management
    Associate Degree in ESE

    Although most students choose to pursue their Bachelor Degree studies, they have the possibility to enter the professional world at this point. This 2-year program combines educational courses with hands-on learning. Students are prepared to enter the event, sport and entertainment industry and develop their personal and cultural competences.

    Detailed Course Facts

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

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

    Start date January,August 2015 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

    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.

    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. 


    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*:
      • TOEFL: minimum score 500 or 173 for the computer scoring system or 61 for the internet based test. The TOEFL testing code number for Glion Institute of Higher Education is 7337.
      • Cambridge First Certificate: Grade C
      • I.E.L.T.S. minimum of 5.0 in all 4 sub-components

      * 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."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * 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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