units

MGX2200

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Coordinator(s)

Dr Glen Croy

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit considers festivals and events as important and growing sectors of the tourism industry. Major topics include the nature, scale and scope of festivals and events, their economic impact and the importance of research and planning for their successful operation. Consideration is given to their social and environmental impacts and strategies for minimising any negative effects.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse the conceptualisation of an event
  2. identify the different meanings and impacts of events
  3. distinguish the role of stakeholders in event planning and management
  4. analyse operational issues in the planning of an event.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

MGW3100 and MGW2200