What will I learn?

Program Overview

By enrolling in the Event Management program, you study the segment of the industry that many identify as the essence of the hospitality spirit.

The backdrop of Centennial College's Event Management courses is a new 350,000-square foot facility that includes a spectacular 20,000-square foot event centre perched on the top of a new building with a view of Toronto's skyline and Lake Ontario. As it is the only dedicated experiential learning site for event management in Canada, the event centre contributes to this being one of the country's most unique event management programs.

During your time in the Event Management program, you lead all aspects of Centennial College's event centre - from planning to execution - and work alongside a world class hospitality and culinary team. As such, you develop your skills while enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience.

Some people argue that the foundation of the hospitality industry is built on the concept of gatherings to share ideas, food and experiences. From a small but significant meeting, to a large and dynamic event, or even an international festival or conference, the event industry is truly one of the most diverse in the world. And with training from this program, you will be at the centre of it all.

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.

Degree Completion Pathways

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow students to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partner includes:

  • Vancouver Island University, BC

Career Outlook

  • Event Manager
  • Festival Planner
  • Conference Planner

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,283.00 (US$ 10,192) per year
Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

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

Start date

3 September 2019


Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

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 - 580 Paper-based 88+ minimums of 22 for the Internet based test; MELAB - Score of 82; IELTS - 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0. Additional English language communications clinic sessions will be required and assigned for any single band score area below 6.5. CAEL - Overall 70, Writing score 60; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 60+; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) - 4.1+; Cambridge English Exams: Proficiency (CPE), Advanced (CAE), First (FCE) - 180+.

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

About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • 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