What will I learn?

Program Overview

Throughout the world, humans congregate, gather and collaborate to learn, celebrate and meet. This program will cover a wide overview of the event industry. You’ll participate in defining, understanding and applying the elements involved in planning and staging corporate, social/life cycle, festivals and conferences, and the types of organizations that produce and present them.

By connecting with professors and fellow peers and through the use of independent research, group work, discussions, and experiential work-integrated learning, you’ll examine management practices, including how events are designed, funded, staffed and promoted. You can expect exposure to the planning and development of sustainability, creativity, sales and marketing, and budgeting along with the understanding of volunteer and team building.

Instructors will guide and direct you to real-world learning opportunities, which will require you to reflect on how the experiences connect to course content. During these experiences, you’ll participate in work-integrated learning assignments, projects or experiential learning opportunities.

You’ll graduate with an It’s Your Shift certification, an innovative training and awareness program to prevent sexual harassment and violence.

Program Highlights

  • With a 20,000-square feet dedicated event space, this is the only experiential learning operation of its kind in Canada that is exclusively for event management education.
  • You learn from industry-selected faculty members who have years of experience.

Career Outlook

  • Event Manager
  • Festival Planner
  • Conference Planner

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,329) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021, May 2021

Venue

Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,531.80 (US$ 12,329) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020, January 2021, May 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a university degree or a three-year college diploma from a recognized institution. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (paper-based): 580+; TOEFL (computer-based): 88+ (with no test below 22); CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): Overall band score of 70 and Writing 60; IELTS (Academic): 6.5+ (with no single test score below 6.0); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60+; ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency): 4.1+.

For international students

Academic Requirements

College diploma or university degree in hospitality, tourism or related discipline

We will consider applicants with a diploma or degree in an unrelated discipline who has related work experience. We will consider applicants who have successfully completed partial post-secondary education and have relevant work experience in hospitality.

Resume describing relevant work experience may be requested

English Language Requirements:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or TOEFL (computer-based) 88+ (with no test below 22)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5+ (with no single test score below 6.0)
  • CAEL with an overall band score of 70; writing score 60, or
  • MELAB score of 82, or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 60 plus, or
  • ITEP ( International Test of English Proficiency) score of 4.1 plus

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About this uni

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  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment