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Edinburgh Napier University launches UK’s first MSc in Business Events in partnership with the EICC

Posted: 21st June 2017

EICC Portraits 1 SA : EICC Chief Executive Marshall Dallas with Napier University Dean James O'Kane. Pictures by Photographer Stewart Attwood T. 07850 449108 E.                    . All images © Stewart Attwood Photography 2017. All other rights are reserved. Use in any other context is expressly prohibited without prior permission. No Syndication of Images by any third party or legal action will be taken.– Master’s degree by Edinburgh Napier University and EICC offers cutting-edge industry experience to candidates

– MSc positioned to take advantage of fast-growing UK Events sector which now totals over £40 billion

– 12 to 15 students in first year of degree which starts in September

Edinburgh, 21st June 2017 – Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have launched the UK’s first MSc in Business Events, a degree only currently available at undergraduate level across the UK, with the first intake of candidates commencing study this September.

The Master’s degree has been developed by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) – Scotland’s top university for hospitality, tourism and events management, in partnership with the EICC, Scotland’s leading conference venue, which will be providing work placements for the MSc students as well as delivering guest lectures as part of the course at ENU’s Craiglockhart Campus.

Professor James O’Kane, Dean of Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, said: “This new award in conjunction with EICC offers students a unique opportunity to study for a Master’s degree in a leading Business School for Tourism and gain experience working with an award-winning, world-class partner. The collaboration of the Business School and EICC has enabled the creation of a novel programme that will produce employment ready graduates with skills and experience aligned to the strategic challenges of the Tourism sector, nationally and internationally.”

Marshall Dallas, Chief Executive of the EICC, said: “The business events industry is a fast-growing segment of Scotland and the UK’s economy and it’s more important than ever in 2017 that we keep ahead of global competition. There is a great feeling of collective confidence today that this Master’s qualification can be a real differentiator for the students who undertake it and today’s announcement represents the first step in an ongoing partnership with Edinburgh Napier University. Being a business which creates a platform for innovation and progression, we are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Napier on this initiative to produce amazing talent.”

For further information on this press release contact Jack Mathieson, Media & Communications Officer, on 0131 455 6251

Pictured above (L-R); James O’Kane of Edinburgh Napier University and Marshall Dallas of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). Pic by Stewart Attwood.

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