Event Management
Get the know-how to manage successful events of any size. Explore trends and technologies that drive the industry. Field placement included!

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Program description

Events can be used to stimulate economies, develop community awareness, increase public involvement, improve quality of life, raise funds and market products. Managing a successful event of any size requires extensive know-how and planning. In Georgian’s Event Management program, students gain the skills and experience to prepare them for an exciting career in a fast-paced industry that relies on client satisfaction. The curriculum, designed by industry professionals,enables students to explore current trends and technologies that drive the industry. Students have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience planning, marketing, executing and evaluating events. By the end of the program, they are equipped with the knowledge, skill, and practical experience to find employment in the event industry.

Part-time delivery option

We also offer a part-time delivery format for this program:

  • Complete the program in two years
  • Register on a course-by-course basis
  • Apply if you have previous postsecondary education - such as a degree or diploma - from an accredited university or college

Visit the Event Management part-time program page for delivery details and contact information.

NOTE: Use the major EVNX when applying to the part-time program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Career opportunities

Special events happen in virtually all industries, geographical areas, and climates. Communities hold festivals and public events, conferences and live events. There is also a demand for qualified professional planners in event planning in the not-for-profit sector. Graduates may find employment with Charitable organizations/Not for profits, Community and Sports Associations, Meeting and Convention planning, Hotels and Resorts, Convention Centres, Destination Management and Marketing and PR firms.

Admission information

Admission requirements

  • 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.


Program-specific Courses

  • EVNT 1002 - Event Finance and Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EVNT 1008 - Event Marketing
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EVNT 1010 - Project Management
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EVNT 1011 - Applied Event Operations
    (Semester 1 / 84 hours)
  • EVNT 1012 - Sales, Sponsorship and Fundraising
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • EVNT 1013 - Risk Management
    (Semester 2 / 40 hours)
  • EVNT 1014 - Human Resources and Volunteer Management
    (Semester 2 / 40 hours)
  • EVNT 1015 - Catering Management
    (Semester 2 / 40 hours)
  • EVNT 1016 - Event Branding and Digital Communication
    (Semester 2 / 40 hours)
  • EVNT 1017 - Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
    (Semester 2 / 40 hours)
  • EVNT 1018 - Field Placement
    (Semester 2 / 140 hours)