MSc International Events Management

Master of Science (MSc) International Events Management

Master all key aspects of events planning and management


Open to international candidates
Last updated on 17/06/2021

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Accredited by the French Conference des Grandes Ecoles.

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Join a leading Events Master of Science

The Meeting and Event industry is a dynamic and growing sector requiring high-end skills in community insight and engagement, meeting design & development, and event planning & organization.

By following MSc International Events Management, you must ultimately command fully-fledged and wide-ranging event-related expertise in experience production, project and risk management, digitalization, sustainability, communications and marketing mix, budget, funding and financial steering, and intercultural relations.

During the whole programme, you are thus expected to act as a genuine event professional in the making: meticulous, empowered, proactive and trailblazing. By joining this MSc, become a manager capable of working in the events industry, organising or promoting public or professional events in France or elsewhere.

This programme is open to motivated students wanting to thrive in the Meeting and Event industry. Featuring a multicultural class and internationally-focused content based on both strategic design and operational management approaches, you will increase your knowledge and develop your skills in this industry while experiencing a final year full of professional projects and meetings with industry experts.

Academic Director
Assistant Professor in Strategy

MSc International Events Management

Why join an Events Master of Science?

The objectives of the MSc International Events Management are multiple.

By joining this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the events environment and its challenges.
  • Identify the role of events in the marketing mix.
  • Implement the stages in the management of an event project.
  • Develop key soft skills to thrive in events management.
  • Extend your expertise by putting in practice the knowledge.
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By integrating this advanced training, become an expert in event management in France and abroad:

  • Partnership with professional organisation in the Events Industry: Club Des Créateurs d'Evénements Grands Publics.
  • A network of professionals in the Events Industry at the students disposal: Business Dating Sessions with professionals and alumni in the business.
  • A programme sponsored by a well-known professional in the industry every year (in 2016: Zdenka Conslant, Sales and Events Manager for Disneyland Business Solutions).
  • A programme accredited by national and international agencies (AACSB, BSIS, CGE).
  • Courses taught 100% in English, while students are based in France in a very international environment.
  • Cohorts of a manageable size with close personalised supervision.

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The Events Master of Science programme

The programme of the MSc International Events Management provides a 360° view of the Events Industry.

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Event & Meeting Strategy
  • Event Industry
  • Event-driven Destinations
Events Management and Production

Event Marketing

  • Digital and Mobile Marketing
  • Event Communication
  • Fundraising, Sponsorship and Partnership
  • Marketing Analytics

Event Steering

  • International Project Management
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Legal Risks and Opportunities
  • HRM in Events

Event Implementation

  • Budget and Bidding
  • Sales and Negotiation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Event Production
  • Experience the Event

Events in practice

  • Meeting Design Incubation project
  • Challenges (contest / junior consulting project)
  • Field Visits and Learning Expeditions
  • Internship
Personal and Professional Development


  • Fostering creativity
  • Graphics, Photoshop and InDesign


  • Leading international teams
  • Emotions and conflict management

Intellectual ability

  • Dissertation

New contexts (3 out of 7 electives for MSc students)

  • Digitalization and corporate finance
  • Cases in ethical and sustainable development
  • Change Management and Organizational Transformation
  • Business models and performance
  • Critical Issues in Management
  • Leading In Multicultural Environments
  • Digital disruption and Industry 4.0

French as a Foreign Language (optional)

Career path (coaching)

Professional experience

  • 2x 2-week challenges
    (link to the International Events Management Challenge brochure)
  • Learning expeditions
  • 1 x company internship in France or abroad
  • 1 x professional thesis
  • Professional career coaching sessions

Evaluation criteria for the course

All components of the student's education are evaluated: academic learnings, internships, missions, challenges, dissertations, study stays in partner universities. For academic learnings, continuous assessment generally accounts for 40% and the final exam accounts for the remaining 60%. Evaluations may also take the form of case studies, role-playing, group work, etc. Professionalisation (work-study, internships, missions, challenges) and, where appropriate, the corresponding report, will be evaluated jointly by the teaching team and the company.

Your admission to the Master of Science

Selection based on application file and individual motivation interview.

Please apply via the on-line application procedure.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to: 

  • Students who hold a four-year bachelor degree or equivalent

No English language test score is required for students holding a degree from an English-speaking university. For other applicants, language requirements are: TOEIC 790, IELTS 6, TOEFL 83.

Due to the covid-19 situation and the closure of some Exams Centres, we do offer the possibility for the candidate to take a Language Test online if needed for their application to one of our programme ; don’t hesitate to contact us for more information:

Admission procedure

  1. Application files submitted are reviewed with special attention paid to the seriousness of the file and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype. This interview helps clarify the applicants profile, their projects, their objectives. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is communicated a few days after this interview.
  3. Admitted candidates are notified formally and invited to make a down payment, later on deducted from the tuition fees. This initial payment confirms the candidate's seat in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed.
The application deadline for the next 2021-2022 admission session is every 15th of the month.

In addition to the EM Normandy application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa. Once the down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

handicapFor several years now, EM Normandie has been committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities and has been striving to make it as easy as possible for them to learn, to continue their studies, to live socially within the school and to find employment. Specific training for its teachers and support services, school facilities, digital accessibility, etc. EM Normandie promotes values of equal opportunities and respect for differences, through the sharing of an inclusive culture and the continuous development of its practices. Are you disabled or have a chronic disabling illness? We can provide you with comprehensive support, whether it be in the context of your classes/exams, your search for internships, work-study programmes or jobs, or even in preparing for your expatriation.
Contact: inclusion@em‑

Career opportunities after the Events Master of Science

General information about the employment market

Over the last decade, the Meeting and Event industry has experienced increasing demand for business, scientific, corporate, sports, cultural and political events. The scope, issues and purposes of these events explain their success and the market’s vibrancy. As a result, the Meeting and Event industry is recruiting people demonstrating high-end expertise rounded off with extreme creativity, in terms of strategic insights, design approaches and operational production.

Career Prospects

Positions in Events: Events Communication and Marketing Agencies, actors of Events Services (design, Logistics, Convention Centres,...), Communication Departments:

  • Head of Event Projects in event design and/or production companies, and event venues and/or destinations
  • Event Communications Executive
  • Customer Manager - Business Developer in the event industry

Graduate employment data based on 2019 employability survey

Statistics based on the 2019 job placement survey:

  • 96% net employment rate
  • 50% in executive employment
  • 70% on permanent contracts
  • 67% of graduates found a job before graduation, 78% within 2 months.
  • Average gross annual salary including bonuses for the last 4 Master’s year groups: €35K
  • 47% of graduates are working at SMEs (with 10 to 249 staff)
  • 14% are working at medium-sized businesses (with 250 to 4999 staff)
  • 50% are working at micro-businesses (less than 10 staff)

Examples of companies where our Graduates work

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Events Master of Science tuition fees

Tuition Fees for 2021-2022

  • MSc International Events Management : €13,500
  • €50 charged to candidates in order to study their profile
  • The contribution to CVEC (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus), amounting to €92, by connecting to the dedicated plaftorm.
  • €575 membership fee for Association Alumni EM Normandie, which will give you access to all their services and a life membership (not compulsory).


Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

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International payment methods

We are a partner of the Flywire platform. This online tool facilitates the procedures of international students by offering the following services:

  • Online tracking of transfers
  • Payment in the national currency, which reduces costs
  • Choice of many payment methods

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