Event Management

Program: EVNT
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2019
Location: Barrie


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.

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. develop and implement financial initiatives;
  2. plan, design and coordinate effective site and facility operations;
  3. apply the principles of marketing to events;
  4. apply strategies for effective human resource management to events;
  5. create, plan and implement effective programming for events;
  6. apply accounting and financial knowledge and skills to the operation of events;
  7. apply business administration skills to the operation of events;
  8. apply the principles of professionalism and ethics to event management;
  9. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities;
  10. employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession;
  11. apply basic knowledge to make appropriate recommendations in a catering enterprise.

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2019
  • Sem 2: Winter 2020


A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at http://www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

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.

Graduation Requirements

10 Program Courses
1 Field Placement

Graduation Eligibility

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%.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
EVNT 1002 Event Finance and Management 42
EVNT 1008 Event Marketing 42
EVNT 1010 Project Management 42
EVNT 1011 Applied Event Operations 84
EVNT 1012 Sales, Sponsorship and Fundraising 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
EVNT 1013 Risk Management 40
EVNT 1014 Human Resources and Volunteer Management 40
EVNT 1015 Catering Management 40
EVNT 1016 Event Branding and Digital Communication 40
EVNT 1017 Entrepreneurship and New Ventures 40
Field Placement  
EVNT 1018 Field Placement 140
 Total Hours592

Graduation Window 

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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