Scope: 6 / 9 / 12 ECTS
Timing: 5th - 7th semester
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Student has completed the basic and professional studies in event planning and management or equivalent courses completed in other degree programs.
Learning objectives and assessment
The student can identity, list and combine the main theoretical concepts. With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student partly collect, poorly analyze and partly use relevant research findings. With great difficulty and under strict supervision, the student can partly work with a case study. S/he poorly applies problem identification, analysis and solving to events. S/he can conduct research.
The student can describe the relevant concepts and apply them to new contexts. The student can link the key theoretical concepts to the practical task to present the big picture. The student can collect, partly analyze and partly use relevant research findings. The student can work with a case study. S/he can apply problem identification, analysis and solving to events. S/he can conduct research.
The student uses and combines different theories to present own models. Student is aware of other views of the knowledge. His/her use of theory and specific terminology is very accurate.
S/he uses findings to compare different theories and viewpoints. The student can collect, analyze and use relevant research findings. The student can work very professionally with a case study. S/he can fully apply problem identification, analysis and solving to events. S/he can conduct research at a highly professional level.
Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1-3-5.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available on MyNet.
Working life connections
Learning objectives will be reached through real-life projects commissioned by businesses/organisations.
Projects with international partners
Lectures and seminars
The assessment of one’s own learning
Monika Birkle, Porvoo
Ali-Knight, Jane et al. 2009: International Perspectives of festivals and events, ch 16
Beech, Kaiser, Kaspar ed. 2014: The business of event management
de Groot, Eric and Van der Vijver, Mike 2013: Into the heart of meetings. Basic Principles of Meeting Design
Getz, Donald 2012: Event studies. Theory, research and policy for events. Ch 6 and 11.
Ferdinand, Nicole and Kitchin Paul J. 2012: Events Management an international approach, ch. 10, 13 and 14
Sharples, Crowther, May, Orefice 2014: Strategic Event Creation
MPI: Meeting Outlook
Selected blogs, event related sites and LinkedIn groups