spring 2022
REI-1007 Event Management - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester

Type of course

The course is mandatory for the achievement of Bachelor's degree in Arctic Adventure Tourism. Open for all other students, but the number of students is limited to 30 and the tourism students will be prioritized.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=351800

Admission code: 9199

Course content

Knowledge of events, and how to organize and manage events such as festivals, sporting, entertaining and cultural events. The course focuses on event planning, creative event marketing and managing of event organisations, emphasising volunteers. Through the course, you will gain practical and theoretical skills in many aspects of event management. The course also emphasizes events impacts on tourism, community, and events role in society.

Objectives of the course


The candidate

  • has broad knowledge of the events field, including different theoretical perspectives on events
  • understands different aspects of recruitment and management of volunteers in events
  • has knowledge of co-operation in networks as means for learning and developing events
  • has knowledge of how to plan, manage, implement and evaluate projects in the event business and related fields of work


The candidate is able to

  • reflect on events in relation to tourism
  • make a flow chart for different events

General competence

The candidate is able to

  • take responsibility for various tasks in an event project
  • communicate  ideas, and reflect upon fellow students', lecturerers' and professionals' ideas and suggeestions concerning an event project
  • find and employ relevant theory when carrying out ideas and plan for a given project

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Class discussions
  • Oral presentations
  • Workshops
  • Practical case

 All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the quality systems of UiT.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=510412



  • 1 written group assignment
  • 1 oral group assignment
  • 70% attendance is required

Required attendance, including participation in the practical case, and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Exam :

  • Individual, written home exam. Duration: 5 days

Written exams must be in English.

Grades A  - E for passed exam, F for failed.

Possibility of re-sit exam in case of F.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: REI-1007
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet