Specialisation of the bachelor's degree in Business Management

Location: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Do grand events and tight deadlines put you on the edge of your seat? Learn how to juggle all aspects of business events: planning, catering, logistics, technology, communications, budgeting and sponsorships!

Business4Events students get to participate in the organisation of projects for real business clients while simultaneously learning how to make the most of collaborations between different cultures. Add some international experience to your CV while studying at a partner university in the second year, and learn the tricks of the trade during a foreign internship in your final semester.

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  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Practical courses
  • Personal coaching
  • Short programme
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    During the first year, our focus will be on building your event skills through courses such as Innovation Lab 4 Events, Discovery Lab 4 Events and Sound & Light Factory . On top of these mandatory courses, you choose a foreign language: German, French, Spanish, Chinese or Dutch.

    Besides, you will continue to develop your general business skills through courses such as economics, business communication, entrepreneurial management, business fundamentals,  business intelligence.

  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    The first semester of your second year focuses on management skills, financial management, entrepreneurship and global consumer trends. During the 'International Project' course, second year students go abroad to a dynamic city to analyze the local culture, work on a cross-border project and look at opportunities to organize a unique event abroad. In the second semester, we will focus on your core business: event management.  


  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    Your third year consists of first-semester courses with a focus on practice and cases for real companies, followed by a traineeship during the second semester. During this 3-month internship, you will work on different event projects for real customers.


  • Practical courses

    Practical courses

    During the first year, the Discovery Lab 4 Events is your initial test to put the theoretical knowledge into practice. In the second year, you will get a taste of how events are  conducted abroad. Finally, when you are on your internship during the final year you’ll get immersed in an entirely different environment. Where to go and what company to work for? The choice is entirely yours!


  • Personal coaching

    Personal coaching

    You can always count on personalized counselling and coaching at Thomas More. The programme coordinator Astrid Druyts will help you to get an answer to all your questions related to your field of study. All questions related to your individual study program, exemptions or credits can be addressed to the study advisor Kristel Van Leuven.

    Your lecturers as well will always be available to give advice or an answer to your questions. Don’t hesitate to contact them through e-mail.


  • Short programme

    Short programme

    Do you already have a bachelor's or master's degree? Mail the coordinator for an abridged programme. Depending on your previous degree, we compile a course in 2 or 3 semesters.


  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    Semester 1

    • Discovery Lab 4 Events (6 ECTS)
    • Business Fundamentals (6 ECTS)
    • Enterpreneurial management 1 (3 ECTS)
    • Procurement & supply chain (3 ECTS)
    • Business Communication (3 ECTS)
    • Process & project management (3 ECTS)
    • Digital skills (3 ECTS)
    • Foreign language (French, German, Chinese, Spanish or Dutch) (3 ECTS)

    Semester 2

    • Event management & planning (3 ECTS)
    • Innovation lab 4 events (6 ECTS)
    • Corporate & social events (3 ECTS)
    • Sound & light factory (3 ECTS)
    • Economics (3 ECTS)
    • Business Intelligence Fundamentals (3 ECTS)
    • Personal Development (3 ECTS)
    • Business Game (3 ECTS)
    • Foreign lanuage module 2 (3 ECTS)

    Take a look at the programme guide for more details.

  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    Semester 1

    • International Project (3 ECTS)
    • Test bench new technologies (3 ECTS)
    • Enterpreneurial Management 2 (3 ECTS)
    • Financial Management (6 ECTS)
    • Sales (3 ECTS)
    • Sales Management (3 ECTS)
    • Management skills (3 ECTS)
    • Intercultural communication (3 ECTS)
    • Foreign Language module 3 (3 ECTS)
    • 2nd foreign language (French, German, Chinese, Spanish or Dutch) (3 ECTS)

    Semester 2

    • Advanced Experience Lab (6 ECTS)
    • Customer Relations Management (3 ECTS)
    • Retailmarketing & E-commerce (3 ECTS)
    • EU business topics (3 ECTS)
    • Ethical Managerial problem-solving (3 ECTS)
    • Business Analytics (3 ECTS)
    • Globalisation & International Marketing (3 ECTS)
    • 2nd foreign language module 2 (3 ECTS)


    Take a look at the programme guide for more details.

  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    Semester 1

    • Incompany Project (6 ECTS)
    • Portfolio (3 ECTS)
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (3 ECTS)
    • Cost Calculation (6 ECTS)
    • Sustainable Management (3 ECTS)
    • Societal & Consumer Trends (3 ECTS)
    • Electives (3 ECTS)
    • 2nd foreign language module 3 (3 ECTS)

    Semester 2

    • International internship events (24 ECTS)


    Take a look at the programme guide for more details.

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Why choose Business4Events


100% English: Yes you can!

To make our high-quality education accessible for (foreign) students with high ambitions, Thomas More has 5 English-taught bachelor degree programmes. You can join them after having proved you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework).


Internationalization @ Thomas More

Thomas More participates actively in international networks that are complementary to its different study fields. This is an ideal forum for trustworthy partnerships. Sometimes these partnerships are suggested by common partners or via project cooperation. Thomas More aims to build up long-term partnerships in all Erasmus+ participating countries.


@ work

Practice is key word throughout your training. With extensive project work, event cases during the courses and participation in congresses we fully immerse you in the event world. During your last year you will even go one step further and work for an event company during three months.

After Graduation

  • Get to work
  • Additional studies
  • Get to work

    Get to work

    • With this course you can work in different departments in an international company. You choose the sector in which you want to work. Events are an integral part of the operation of any company or organisation. What a luxury!
    • Large companies in the profit or non-profit sector often leave the organisation of events to a team of event advisors. They organize events for both customers and their own employees.
    • The combination of business insight, communication and people skills in different languages on one hand, and organizational skills on the other hand, is much in demand on the labour market.
  • Additional studies

    Additional studies


    Extra bachelor in a one year abridged programme at Thomas More


    Check this portal to seek an additional international master programme.

Facilities and student support

A team of professionals gives advice, guides, helps and assists students. In addition to training courses, Thomas More offers a whole range of student facilities. Discover how we can help you.

Geert Feremans

Project Manager Media Projects at DPG Media

From DPG Media we provide various lecturers and company visits for the event students. It is nice to see how we can motivate and inspire young people for an evolving business world.

Info Moments at Thomas More

Visit us during one of our open campus days or learn more about the courses on an infoday.

6 March
Saturday 10h - 14h
24 April
Saturday 10h - 14h