Event Management

Bachelor of Arts (HONS) in Event Management

What is Event Management

The Events sector is a vibrant and diverse growth sector in Ireland which includes the management of anything from festivals to corporate events and conferences.  National and Multinational companies now actively seek graduates with event management skills to help showcase their company, products or services.

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Why study Event Management at IT, Tralee

  1. Unique. The only Level 8 Honours Degree in Event Management course in Ireland
  2. Practical. Hands-on experience, work placement, industry site visits and masterclasses from key figures in the Irish festival and events industry.
  3. Immersion. Your education will take place in County Kerry - a world class visitor destination. World class event venue INEC Killarney and the Rose of Tralee International Festival are on our doorstep along with many others.
  4. Develop. Become a leader with excellent communication skills, in-depth industry knowledge and experience to succeed in a range of EXCITING career opportunities in a rapidly growing sector both nationally and internationally.

What are my career opportunities

  • Specialist event companies and venues
  • Large corporate organisations
  • Non-profit/charity sector
  • Tourism/cultural events and festivals
  • Sports venues, events and organisations
  • Hotels
  • Government and semi-state agencies
  • Convention bureaus
  • PR and marketing companies


  • Event Manager
  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Events Executive
  • Events Administrator
  • Conference and Events Sales Executive
  • Conference and Banqueting Co-ordinator
  • Event/wedding Co-ordinator
  • Fundraising Co-ordinator

Starting Salaries

€25,000 - €30,000 with fast track promotion opportunities.


Ms Breffní Ingerton Event Management is a fast paced, exciting profession to work in, it’s a growing industry that’s expanding and changing day by day and there is always the opportunity for you to learn new things. When you work in the industry you become part of a large, but tight-knit community. Nothing ever stays the same. Every event is different, and re-inventing the wheel is part of our fantastic journey as event planners and organisers. “That’s how we always did it” is a sentence that you won’t hear from great event managers!

Bringing people together is what events are all about. Essentially, those kind of events are a success when people meet, learn together, get inspired and leave the event doing things differently than before. Hopefully better than before. I don’t know many other industries where you would feel comfortable approaching a top CEO and asking them for a few tips and ideas on how to make something ordinary…extraordinary!

It’s great to have the freedom and be encouraged to lock into your creativity. The events industry is very competitive and you’re constantly challenged to come up with ideas that are bigger and better than the time before and it’s fun, challenging and rewarding!  The feeling you have when something long planned for comes to life is simply very hard to beat.

There are lots of opportunities if you work hard, and there are plenty of opportunities to travel. This job has taken me around the world.  It is also great for personal development.

Working in events will inspire you to be creative, efficient and very organised. You need to be a great team player, be tenacious and be able to think outside the box, know what you want and be willing to go after it, be a risk taker.  Over the past 10 years, a career in this industry has become one people aspire too, rather than drift into. It is so exciting the ITT offer a dedicated course to event management, and in time ceremonies will be held to celebrate the profession and its graduates.  A degree in event management will give you an edge and as long as you show you are enthusiastic once you are in the industry I don't really know many who leave it.

Here’s to the next generation of #EventProfs, I look forward to working with the ITT and I look forward to your stories!

Ms Breffní Ingerton
General Manager
Killarney Convention Centre, INEC