Sports, Culture & Events Management VZ
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Venue Management: Fundamentals

Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls laut Lehrplan

second cycle, Master

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

Students develop the ability to analyse and evaluate the need for the establishment of new infrastructures and the renovation of existing infrastructures. They know the role of stakeholders in the design of infrastructure (public authorities, clients, investors, future operators) and are competent in negotiating with them. They have the necessary know-how for the efficient marketing and the economic management of real estate.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

not applicable


General introduction to event venue management
- Overview of clusters of event venues
- Features of selected clusters of event venues
- The significance of architecture and the concept of space
- Stakeholders in event venues
- The question of construction costs
- Interaction between construction and business
- The lifecycle of event venues
- Planning, financing and construction of event venues
- Market and demand analysis as a basis
- Site factors and site selection
- Development of financial concepts, business plans
- Strategic and operational management of event venues
- Application of strategic management methods to event venues
- Successful strategic positioning of event venues in the marketplace
- Interaction of strategic management and operational management of event venues
- Challenges in the operational management of event venues (including facility management)
- Special features of conference and congress infrastructure
- Special features of infrastructure in the leisure industry
- Garden shows, waterfront development

empfohlene Fachliteratur

Beech, J., Kaiser, S., Kaspar, R. (eds.) (2014): Business of Events Management. Pearson,
Harlow Davidson, R. (2014): Winning Meetings and Events for your Venue. Goodfellow Publisher
Zemke, Dina/Thomas Jones (2010): Managing the Built Environment in Hospitality Facilities. Prentice Hall

Bewertungsmethoden und -kriterien

written examination



Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits


geplante Lehr- und Lernmethoden

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

Semester/Trimester, in dem die Lehrveranstaltung/das Modul angeboten wird


Name des/der Vortragenden

Prof. Dr. Louise Bielzer


1st year of study

empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten

not applicable

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltungen/des Moduls


Art der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

compulsory (seminar degree)

Art der Lehrveranstaltung

in-class course


not applicable


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