Diploma In Event Management 

Event Management

   Online Course

Are you a good organizer? Do you enjoy planning? Do you pay attention to the little details that make all the difference? Are you always on the lookout for new ideas? If so – then perhaps you should consider a career in Events Management.

Event Management is a fantastic career. You are organising, booking venues, celebrities, food, entertainment. You are also responsible for promotion, ticket sales, health and safety, insurance and crisis management. It is an industry which is exploding in terms of employment opportunities. If you love organising, you have just found your niche.

So, immerse yourself in the world of Event Management and find your own path into a dynamic, exciting and varied career.

Through a series of 15 practical, interactive and up-to-date modules, you will learn all the tricks of the trade and you’ll be ready to organise any kind of event, big or small.

Our diploma in Event Management is tailored to give you professional insights, opinions and advice that are crucial for anyone in an event planner position. You’ll learn how to take an idea and develop it into an event, market and promote your event through various platforms and communicate with important clients and companies professionally to ensure that any event you run goes smoothly. Despite your best efforts, there will always be something beyond your control. That’s why we’ll also teach you how to react when a crisis occurs so that you know how to protect your reputation.

Our Tutors
Jenny Murray B & W
Jenny Murray holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from DCU and a Master’s in Business Studies from Dublin Business School. She is a graduate of the Irish Academy of Public Relations having completed their Diploma in Event Management and their TV Presenters course. She has worked within the Event industry for the past 8 years managing and co-ordinating a wide range of events covering corporate events, such as Arthur’s Day, Google Christmas parties; sporting events, such as The Curragh Races, Full Tilt Poker Challenge in Galway in 2013; and private events such as weddings, holy communions and private dinner parties. She has recently set up her own event management business targeting both the wedding and corporate event markets. In her spare time Jenny enjoys gardening, baking and food preserving, e.g. jams, chutneys and pickles. She is also a volunteer, both at local and national level, with the community games.


What will you be studying?

Next Start Date

15th May 2023

Duration: We send you a text module each week, which is enhanced with specially created audio and video files. You’ll be able to complete your course in 15 weeks. We know life can be busy and it’s easy to fall behind, so we give you up to 1 year to complete the course. During this time, you will have full access to our resources, as well as dedicated support from the student liaison officer and your own personal tutor.

Fee: €935


What they say about Event Management Online

Jobs in Event Management

Career opportunities in the industry are countless: Events Management jobs cover a wide sweep of industry. You might be working as a wedding planner or a conference organiser. If you work in sports, you could be organising the local derby, a nationally televised annual sports awards ceremony or the next Olympics. The Events Management industry covers festival organisers, hotel staff in conference & banqueting sections, and charities organising fundraising events. You might be organising an agricultural show or planning a music festival. You could be a self-employed party planner or work for one of the major event management companies.

Why Us?

The Irish Academy is proud to be the first college in Ireland to have our Event Management course professionally accredited by C4EE, the Centre for Excellence in Events, in 2007.

A broad range of innovative and proven Event Management material will be at your disposal throughout the entire course.

Special video clips: we interviewed newspaper editors, social media experts, journalists, event managers, pr practitioners, TV presenters and radio journalists about their businesses. Their advice is available exclusively to our students.

Podcasts: our director Ellen Gunning puts event managers in the interviewee chair on her radio programme that is broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City fm each week. Our specially selected and edited podcasts give valuable insights into the Event Management industry.

Finally, we are also the only Academy in Ireland which is a proud member of EADL (the European Association of Distance Learning), an international organization consisting of schools, institutions and individuals working in the field of distance education. EADL members work with more than 2,500,000 students across Europe and are proud members of the Global Institute for Public Relations.

You are in good hands!


On successful completion of this course, you will receive a diploma in Event Management issued by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.

The Irish Academy of Public Relations is the ONLY college in Ireland endorsed by IPRA, (the International Public Relations Association) which is the world’s most relevant, resourceful and influential professional association for senior international public relations executives.

Free Consultation with the Director

The Irish Academy have over 30 years’ experience in PR and media training. If you have any queries about your study journey please contact us for advice on meeting your training and career needs. Our director Ellen Gunning will be happy to guide you in your choice of course.

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