Bachelor of Business (Event Management) (Top-up)


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Bachelor's Degree, top-up

Awarded by
Awarded by

La Trobe University, Australia

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 18 months

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

3 Aug 2022 to 4 Nov 2022

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$20,672.40 to S$21,828

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: La Trobe University, Australia

Future leaders in special events sector 

This degree is designed to produce future leaders for the special events sector. It emphasises the application of theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for the effective management of events.

This 1.5-year advance standing degree provides you with many career options by expanding on previously obtained knowledge – encompassing areas such as accounting, marketing, business law and economics – with specialised professional studies related to the management of special events such as entrepreneurship, volunteer management, arts and community festivals, meetings, conferences and tradeshows as well as the opportunity to plan and evaluate events.

  • The Bachelor of Business (Event Management) (Top-up) is a fully accredited Australian undergraduate university degree.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will:

  1. Be able to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skill for the effective management of events.
  2. Develop knowledge on sustainability issues and focus on the development of entrepreneurship which is vital for the promotion and success of special events such as professional sporting, cultural and community events.

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates are eligible for consideration for admission to Master’s by coursework in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

Master’s by Research is also available by application.

Graduates can also work in varied positions. You could consider working in areas and roles such as:

  • conference management
  • corporate client services
  • destination marketing manager
  • event management
  • general manager
  • marketing officer
  • media

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Intake Dates

Jan 2023 intake


Jan 2023 to Jun 2024
(18 months)


3 Aug 2022 to 4 Nov 2022

The maximum period to complete the programme is 4 years.

There will not be any refund should the student fail to complete the course within the maximum allowed period.

Students who exceed their candidature period will not be allowed to remain in the programme, unless an extension to the candidature period is approved by the University.



  • This programme is taught by teaching faculty from La Trobe University, as well as local academics and practitioners in the industry.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 204 KB)
  • The mode of delivery is a blended mode of lectures on campus and online consultation with La Trobe’s faculty where applicable.
  • Average teacher-student ratio is 1:33.
  • For modules taught by La Trobe’s faculty, classes are conducted on an intensive mode: lectures are scheduled over 1 week consecutively. Modules delivered by SIM’s lecturers are run on a regular mode, with classes usually scheduled over 12 weeks in a semester.
  • Classes are typically of 3 hours duration per session with 10 to 15 minutes break, and are scheduled on weekday mornings or afternoons at SIM HQ, unless otherwise stated.
  • Minimum class size to commence: 40 students.
    In the event that the minimum number is not met, the intake may not commence. The student shall be informed within one month before programme commencement.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Assessment components vary from module to module. Students are normally assessed by continuous assessments in the form of class tests, individual and group assignments/projects, case studies, discussion and class presentations etc.
  • Some modules have a final examination at end of semester. The examinations are usually held from late April to mid-May for the semester commencing in January, and in early October to mid-October for the semester commencing in July. The examinations are scheduled on weekdays and Saturdays, in the morning and afternoon.
  • Students will have to repeat a module when failed.
  • Attendance requirement:
    • Full-time local students: 75%
    • International students: 90%

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students who successfully complete all academic requirements of the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Business (Event Management) by La Trobe University, Australia.
  • A degree conferral ceremony will be held in Singapore.


This advanced standing programme is offered full time and can be completed in 1.5 years. It comprises of 12 modules.

  • Modules are either fully taught by La Trobe University lecturers, Singapore-based lecturers or co-taught by both La Trobe University and Singapore-based lecturers.

View modules and descriptions (PDF 114 KB)
View programme structure (PDF 11.2 KB)

The above modules are subjected to changes by the University.


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

This is an advanced standing programme. Applicants should have relevant polytechnic diploma or other diplomas approved by La Trobe University.

View approved list of qualifications (PDF 289 KB)

All other qualifications not listed will be considered by La Trobe University on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements

  • A score of C or better in the General Paper in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level); or
  • A grade of C or better in English Language in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level); or
  • Evidence of successful completion of studies at secondary or tertiary level with English as the language of instruction; or
  • IELTS test score results of minimum of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0
  • Other equivalent International English qualifications as approved by La Trobe

Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks.

Total programme fee:

  • S$21,828 (international applicants)
  • S$20,672.40 (local applicants)

The fees quoted for July 2022 intake are based on S$1,722.70 (local) and S$1,819 (international) per module.

All fees inclusive of current 7% GST (exclude textbooks / course materials). Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.

Refer to GST Notes under Fees Tab for more information.

GST Notes

  • Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
  • For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees  

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. 

Student Development Fee 

A one-time payment applicable to all students embarking on a full-time Diploma or Undergraduate programme at SIM. This fee goes towards activities that will help in students’ personal growth and equip them with functional skills that enhance their employability. 


International Student Induction Fee 

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.


Application Fee 

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed. 

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)