MKTG340-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Event Management and Marketing

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

This course introduces students to the importance of marketing and managing events in the successful development of tourist destinations. It highlights the various forces (macro and micro level, especially from a stakeholder perspective) that impact on events and provides students with an insight into the events planning, marketing, and management process. This course also addresses the financial and human resources aspects of events, and provides students with generic event marketing and management skills that can be applied to festivals, meetings and conventions, expositions and shows, and to sport competitions.

This course introduces students to the importance of marketing and managing events in the successful development of tourist destinations. It highlights the various forces (macro and micro level, especially from a stakeholder perspective) that impact on events and provides students with an insight into the events planning, marketing, and management process. This course also addresses the financial and human resources aspects of events, and provides students with generic event marketing and management skills that can be applied to festivals, meetings and conventions, expositions and shows, and to sporting events.

The estimated workload breakdown for MKTG340S1 is:
Lectures 24
Lecture Preparation 24
Assignment 20
Project + Field Work 50
Exam Preparation 30
Final Exam 2
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • The specific objectives of the course are to:
  • LO1:  Discuss and evaluate various knowledge and concepts of events marketing and management
  • LO2:  Identify and discuss the event-related cultural (Māori, Pasifika and Post-Colonial Cultures) and social resources of Aotearoa
  • LO3: Analyse and critique existing and proposed special events that are hosted in New Zealand
  • LO4: Develop communication skills with the stakeholders in the tourism/hospitality and related industry in the area of events management
  • LO5: Develop creative and analytical skills in designing and managing different types of l events
  • LO6: Apply knowledge/concepts of events marketing and management to real world situations in individual and team-based work.


    Graduate Attributes
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

  • Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
  • Employable, innovative and enterprising
  • Biculturally competent and confident
  • Engaged with community
  • Globally aware


    Learning Objectives, BCom
  • Students can explain and/or apply theory, concepts, models or reasoning from their selected subject major to a problem/issue/context.
  • Students can apply subject specific knowledge and tools to analyse, propose a solution to and/or address a given problem or issue.  Innovative approaches and solutions are encouraged.
  • Students can work effectively in a team in order to reach a common goal.
  • Students can explain the influences of their own culture and identity when engaging with another culture.
  • Students can explain the role of tangata whenua in society and in commerce and how te ao Māori (primarily perspectives, values and mana whenua) could be applied in their discipline, field of study or future work place and the reasons for their incorporation.
  • Students have engaged with a business, not-for-profit organisation, government department, professional society, professional community or local community and have evaluated their experience.
  • Students can identify, consider and debate perspectives, processes and impacts relating to the culture and identity of multiple stakeholders, drawing on theory and practice when considering issues in their discipline or field of study.

    The course and its assessments are designed to test learners’ understanding of various forces (macro and micro level, especially from a stakeholder perspective) that impact on events and skill development on the events planning, marketing, and management process. The cultural aspects of events are explicitly assessed.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Timetable Note

Lectures for MKTG340-21S1 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Chen

Lecturer

Girish Prayag

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Applied Group Project 40% Applied Group Project (Event Planning and Management)
Reflective Assignment 31 May 2021 20% Reflective Assignment
Final Examination 40% Final Examination


Applied Group Project 40%  
The applied group project this year will involve groups of 4 to 5 students working with the UCE (University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship) to deliver the  “Marketing Smackdown” event to be held on the 15th, 19th and 20th of March. You will be involved in planning and executing the event for a corporate client who is NZ’s leading Medical Courier. Each team will work on a designated task from a list of options for organising and marketing this event, and write up a group report. More details is provided in the project briefing.

Reflective Assignment 20%  
Each student will work as a volunteer on one of the three days of the Marketing Smackdown event. Following the involvement in this field work, each individual student is required to write up a piece of reflective summary, relating their experience in the event to a topic covered in the class. More details will be provided in class.

Final Exam 40%
The final exam will be two hours long (closed book), and will require students to demonstrate their knowledge of the concepts discussed in class in the last 5 weeks of lectures. The final exam covers material found in all assigned readings for the semester.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Beech, John G; The business of events management ; Pearson Education, 2014.

Reference books:
Fenich, G. G. (2015). Planning and management of meetings, expositions, events, and conventions. Pearson High Ed.
Hall, C. M. (1992). Hallmark tourist events: impacts, management and planning. Belhaven Press.
Hudson, S. (2017). Marketing for tourism, hospitality & events: a global & digital approach. Sage Publications Limited.
Page, S. J. & Connell, J. (Ed.) (2012). Routledge Handbook of Events. London: Routledge.
Shank, M. D. & Lyberger, M. R. (2015). Sports marketing: a strategic perspective, 5th edition. Routledge.

Other recommended readings (mainly academic journal articles) are available through the library and online, and are also noted online on LEARN during the course. It is essential that students consult LEARN regularly for information with respect to readings and tasks that are essential to passing the course. Students will also be expected to do their own literature research in addition to readings provided. In addition, extensive use will also be made of publication links, websites and streaming video.

Notes

Class Representative
A class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744
General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtml

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty.  All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $3,975.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship .

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