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Event Management

Event Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Event Management?

The event management program provides students with the skills and knowledge for successfully running various special events in such sectors as entertainment, sports and recreation, business and the entertainment industry.

Graduates will have experienced the many facets of event management ranging through research, planning, programming, marketing, financing and analyzing events.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
EVNT
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Anthony Borgo
Email:
Anthony.Borgo@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1422

The event management program provides students with the skills and knowledge for successfully running various special events in such sectors as entertainment, sports and recreation, business and the entertainment industry.

Graduates will have experienced the many facets of event management ranging through research, planning, programming, marketing, financing and analyzing events.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply the principles of marketing and research to special events and exhibitions


  • analyze, summarize, develop and design the requisite elements for special events


  • analyze, summarize, develop and design the requisite elements for exhibitions


  • plan, execute and assess preparations for special events and exhibitions


  • analyze and develop promotional materials which communicate important messages coherently


  • develop and implement financial initiatives based on the objectives of special events or exhibitions, using methods such as sponsorship programs, applications for grants and subsidies and fundraising initiatives


  • create, establish and coordinate on site activities effectively


  • assess and apply strategies for effective management of human resources during preparations for special events and exhibitions


  • apply their knowledge of and skills in accounting and finance during preparations for special events and exhibitions


  • apply their skills in business administration during preparations for special events and exhibitions


  • assess the sector’s professional standards, legislative requirements and principles of ethics and apply them to management of special events and exhibitions


  • incorporate best practices in environmental sustainability in the planning and execution of events.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

- Post-secondary diploma, or degree, or equivalent.

Applicants who are lacking the above requirements may be considered upon submission of a resume, letter of intent and portfolio showing evidence of experience in a related field with a minimum of three years event management experience.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- College diploma, university degree or equivalent.

Applicants who are lacking the above requirements may be considered upon submission of a resume, letter of intent and portfolio showing evidence of experience in a related field with a minimum of three years event management experience.

10 Mandatory Courses

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

EVNT1000 Introduction to Event Management
EVNT1001 Event Planning and Programming
EVNT1002 Event Accounting and Finance
EVNT1003 Event Operations
EVNT1004 Event Technology
EVNT1005 Ethics and Law for Events
EVNT1006 Networking and Fundraising
EVNT1007 Event Human Resources Management
EVNT1008 Event Marketing
EVNT1009 Event Management

View the Event Management articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

The Events Management class stands in front of the Barrie Campus cenotaph

Networking at every opportunity

Event Management students practised what they’re learning in their Networking and Fundraising course during the recent Barrie Campus fire drill. The group spent their time outside getting to know each other; they've learned the value of networking at every opportunity. Read more...

Amy Giofu, with a walkie talkie and clipboard in hand

Amy Giofu

Event Coordinator – LabX Media Group

Program:

Event Management

Year:

2016


Within the first two weeks of the Event Management program, I knew this was where I was supposed to be, this was what I was supposed to be doing. The program has been phenomenal; the learning environment is very reflective of the industry itself. Read more...

The Events Management class stands in front of the Barrie Campus cenotaph

Networking at every opportunity

Event Management students practised what they’re learning in their Networking and Fundraising course during the recent Barrie Campus fire drill. The group spent their time outside getting to know each other; they've learned the value of networking at every opportunity. Read more...

UP: an entrepreneurial evening. Thursday, April 18, 2015.

Entrepreneurs come together to build their start-ups at UP: An entrepreneurial evening

Georgian College Event Management students are in high gear planning UP, an exciting event for this spring season. Catering to aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs alike, this event is designed to assist individuals who are interested in, or currently running their own business. Read more...

Students stand in front of a fountain in Italy

Say “Bonjour” to EuroTour

If you know a student who would like to say “buon giorno” to Italy, “grüezi” to Switzerland, or “hallo” to Germany, tell them about EuroTour 2014, organized by faculty in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. Read more...

Carnival event benefits children and students

A children’s carnival style event – Capes & Crowns – was held Saturday, April 5, to raise funds for Georgian Event Management scholarships and Seasons Centre for Grieving Children. Students in Georgian’s Event Management program organized the day at Holly Meadows Elementary School in Barrie. Read more...

A view of the gym from above, filled with students talking to employers at information booths

Annual Hospitality and Tourism expo provides students with potential employment opportunities

An all-volunteer committee of students and faculty from Georgian College, Barrie Campus organized the annual career fair. The event, formerly known as “Expo”, has been rebranded to “Connect 2 Careers” and took place Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Read more...

A group of students stands in front of a beautifully set table at Dine in the Dark

Students put theory into practice at charity event

Event Management students honed their practical skills while helping to set up for a Dining in the Dark fundraiser at the Barrie Masonic Temple in support of CNIB. Read more...

Students in backpacks stand on a beach and crowd around a native plant

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation students go on eco adventure to Costa Rica

Nine Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation students had an action-packed adventure travelling to Costa Rica over the winter break with Green Action, an organization that introduces students to sustainable eco and adventure travel. Read more...

Hospitality Management student Sara Grainger, standing in uniform and holding a wine glass

Sara Grainger

It didn’t take Sara Grainger long to discover how to make the most of her college experience.Within her first few months as a student in Georgian’s Hospitality Management – Hotel and Resort program, she was elected to a position on the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC). Read more...

Two women stand in front of a display board.

‘The Finger’ takes top honours at Georgian Den

This den featured bears instead of dragons, but 140 students faced stiff competition presenting business ideas in pursuit of their names on an entrepreneurship award earlier this week. Read more...

Some of the students involved in Mocktail MADDness were on Rogers 10

Georgian students raise funds for MADD with mocktail event

Some of Barrie’s top restaurants, pubs, and caterers competed to create the best non-alcoholic mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) at a Georgian College student-run event on Thursday, Nov. 27. Guests at the fourth annual Mocktail MADDness event got to vote for the best drink. Read more...

The Pearce sisters at the curling rink

Students unofficially break Guinness World Record

Georgian students unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for the longest curling game in October 2014. Courtney Pearce, graduate of the Event Management program, co-ordinated the event with her father Bill. Her two sisters, Amanda and Brittany Pearce, curled 80 hours to break the record. Read more...

Amy Giofu, with a walkie talkie and clipboard in hand

Amy Giofu

Event Coordinator – LabX Media Group

Program:

Event Management

Year:

2016


Within the first two weeks of the Event Management program, I knew this was where I was supposed to be, this was what I was supposed to be doing. The program has been phenomenal; the learning environment is very reflective of the industry itself. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Anthony Borgo
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1422

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