Event Management Program

Program Description

Credential Earned: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full Time | Program Code: B310MS
Program Length: 2 Years

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

Semester 1
Event Planning
Business Law in Event Management
E-Marketing for Events
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