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Run successful events as an event manager

Event Management Ontario College Graduate Certificate program

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

Program code EVNT
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Event Management program?

Event Management 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.

What career paths can I take as an event planner?

Your Event Management graduate certificate gives you many 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.

Flex MORE. Study Event Management part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Event Management graduate certificate program?

Course overview

10 Program Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Event Management program outline.

  • EVNT 1002 – Event Finance and Management
  • EVNT 1008 – Event Marketing
  • EVNT 1010 – Project Management
  • EVNT 1011 – Applied Event Operations
  • EVNT 1012 – Sales, Sponsorship and Fundraising

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