Event Management



Event Management

   Online Course

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.


What will you be studying?


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.

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 organizing 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 working 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.

You are in good hands!



What they say about Event Management Online

  • I only have very good things to say about the Event Management distance learning course I took with the Irish Academy of Public Relations. To start with, I thought it was very well structured, the modules were very informative but easy to read through and the combination of the theory and the different assignments per week was ideal to put in practice what I just learnt which helped in the overall learning process. I really enjoyed working with my tutor, she was always very constructive in her feedback and motivated me to continue keeping up with the good work. The fact that there is a deadline per each assignment, even if it was tough at times, it was a great motivation to allocate time to study and work on the assignment. I really felt a great sense of achievement after completing the course and I could only recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about event management. The modules really cover a lot and in details, I really am very satisfied with the results and everything I learnt.

    Valentina Defendini

    Event Management Graduate

  • I’ve enjoyed the course. It was a good experience.

    Duverger Gildas

    Event Management Graduate

  • I believe that personal development is a non-stop process so I decided to study the Event Management Diploma at OP Academy. Being in the field for so long. I expected traditional and theoretical courses, however I enjoyed the challenge in each course and I definitely learned new techniques and methods. To anyone considering a job in event management, go ahead and get this diploma as it will boost your career to a new level. OP Academy team is friendly, professional and always ready to support, and the instructors are the best in the field.

    Wahab Bou Hamdan

    Event Management Graduate

  • As a student, I pride myself in graduating from OP Academy. The entire course with OPA was convenient, very helpful and perfect for busy professionals. Most of all, for someone with very little background in Event Management, I was not expecting to ace the course. Eventually, after finishing the Diploma, I’m pretty satisfied with practicing Event Management on the ground. I was already considering taking a new course as early as being halfway through Event Management. I have been truly motivated, and I am very thankful to the coaches!

    Rami Abbas

    Event Management Graduate

  • I am an office manager for a large IT company and we frequently organise events to improve our employee experience. I previously had organised numerous events, from conventions to seasonal festivities, and while they were successful, I felt a lot of pressure toward the end for the last minute co-ordination. This course provides a solid framework and a fool proof methodology to event planning, with expert advice of some of the pitfalls. It was particularly meaningful as our course instructor, Jenny Murray, is an accomplished event planner who has run a very successful business.
    As she was clearly speaking from the voice of experience, the course was very interesting and informative. Since completion of the course, I have completed two further events and found my extra knowledge helped enormously.
    I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to include event management in their role.

    Audrey Wilhite

    Event Management Graduate

  • Being based at home, I was able to study something that I have wanted to do for a long time without having to worry about childcare etc. The course was interesting, challenging, and rewarding. I learnt a lot by following the programme. It helped me to understand where my strengths and weaker aspects lie. All assignments were given comments which helped me understand if I missed something. Thank you for making this course so enjoyable!

    Nivedita Aiyer

    Event Management Graduate

  • The Diploma in Event Management course has given me the knowledge to organize from small personal events to larger professional productions. Thanks to the experience of the professionals from the Academy I have learned how important it is to have everything under control in the organisation of events. This diploma is an important international acknowledgement in my professional career as a journalist and public relations practitioner.

    Ana Saá

    Event Management Graduate

Next Start Date

Thu, 10 Dec 2020

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: €895

Free Consultation with the Director

When you enroll for a professional course, you are investing a significant amount of money in yourself and in your future. It’s a big decision, you need to take your time. Most of all, it’s important that you know exactly where you want to go with this qualification. We have been teaching online courses for 2 decades. We have graduates all over the world. Many of them are in their dream jobs, organizing weddings, corporate events, charity fundraising events or working as party planners. If you have any doubts about a career in Event Management, our director will speak with you about your background, your interests, your goals, and whether or not this course is the right one for you.

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