Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Event and Project Management, 7.5 credits
(Event- och projektmanagement, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1044TR
Subject area: Tourism Studies
Main field of study: Tourism Studies
Academic school: School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities

3. Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student can:
  • describe and discuss various stages of event management, such as idea generation, design, product development, planning, coordination, production, delivery, follow-up and evaluation.
  • analyse and describe elements of an event such as management, people, administration, product, financing, marketing, sales, sustainability, risk and quality.
  • describe and discuss the role and tasks of project management during an event.
  • identify and analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by event companies and suggest problem solving solutions.
  • select and apply appropriate analytical tools and planning methods for event and project management.
  • investigate and establish an event plan based on a sustainable social perspective.
  • critically review and discuss event and project management’s value-creating effects for the event company and consequences for the event’s surroundings.

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The course covers the entire event process, in which project governance and event management are central. Initially, the emergence of the event phenomenon is discussed from a general societal perspective. The course continues with a study of the various stages of event management, such as idea generation, production and evaluation. Furthermore, the elements of the phases are studied, such as leadership, people and financing. Thereafter, the role and tasks of project management are discussed for different types of events. Based on reviewed analysis tools and planning methods, a sustainable event plan is drawn up. The event plan is presented and discussed, emphasising a sustainable corporate and social perspective. Critical points in the event plan with related possible problem solving proposals are highlighted. Finally, the importance and role of project management in event management will be analysed and discussed based on a sustainable perspective.

    • Event and Project Management, 7,5 credits
      (Event- och projektmanagement, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    • 1001, Event and Project Management, 7,5 credits
      (Event- och projektmanagement, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
      Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

    5. Course design

    Lectures, seminars, project meetings.

    6. Examination format

  • written group report on project work
  • participation in seminars
  • oral presentation and defence of project work
  • review of another group's project work

    At most one (1) missing seminar occasion may, in consultation with the course coordinator, be compensated for via an individual written assignment.
  •  The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

    If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

    7. Reading list

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    VT 2019VT 20192018-11-16Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap
    HT 2019HT 20192019-05-14Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap
    VT 2020VT 20202019-11-25Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap
    HT 20202020-05-15Ämnesrådet för turismvetenskap

    8. Restrictions on accreditation

    The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

    9. Other stipulations
    Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1037TR, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1776-2.1.1-2018).