Event Management

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Full Time

Program Length: 2 year

(3 semesters in class teaching and 1 semester co-op work placement)

Event planning is a unique field requiring a versatile skill-set and education, including elements of business, public relations, social media, technology, critical thinking, culinary knowledge, photography and problem-solving.  Aside from being recognized in the field of hospitality and public relations, Event managers are better educated, more sophisticated in terms of the fundamental management skills, and more versatile. Students will learn to develop, co-ordinate and manage a broad range of events, sites and facilities.

This Event Management program will provide students with transferable, practical knowledge and skills in management practices such as planning design, marketing, human resource and volunteer management, sponsorship, catering management, budgeting, risk management and program evaluation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment in the following fields/positions:

Event Manager

Event Coordinator

Event Planner

Conference Planning

Special Events Associate

Strategic Events Project Manager

Conferences Services Manager

Wedding Planning

Start Date

January, May, September

Tuition Fees

Sep 2017, Jan 2018, May 2018, the tuition is $14105/year. From Sep 2018, the tuition will be increased by $250 per year. The tuition fees include Medical Insurance and Ancillary Fees.

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Semester 1
• Event Planning

• Business Law in Event Management

• E-Marketing for Events

• Communications

• Event Management

• Corporate Social Responsibility

Semester 2
• Catering for Special Events

• Event Management Finance and Managerial Accounting

• Business Process

• Business Report for Special Events

• Career Planning and Professional Development

• Event Programming

Semester 3
• Event Fundraising

• Risk Management for Events

• Project Management

• Human Resource for Special Events

• Direct Marketing and Sales Promotion

• Work Placement Preparation

Semester 4
• Work Placement – 400 hrs