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  • Postgraduate CertificateEvent Management

     Program Length: 1-Year Certificate      

     Start Dates: September, January    

     Location: Lakeshore Campus     

Event Management

This is one of the most comprehensive event management programs available. Students learn the skills required to develop and implement a broad range of experiential events, coordinate and analyze sites and facilities, manage social media to drive attendance to events and how to form key partnerships with local charities. Gain transferable skills in management practices such as planning, design, marketing, human resource and volunteer management, sponsorship, catering management, budgeting, risk management, and event evaluation.

Curriculum Highlights

Courses include:

  • The Event Industry
  • Event Planning
  • Event Production
  • Event Marketing
  • Catering Management
  • Sales and Sponsorship
  • Business Law for Event Management

Work Placement

Gain hands-on experience in the industry with a 160-hour (minimum) work placement that will give you the opportunity to apply in a real business what you learned in the classroom. Students initiate the placement with the aid of faculty, targeting companies in the Greater Toronto Area. Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year or full time once classes finish.


Program Coordinator
Susan Roberton
Tel: 416.675.6622 x79223

Experiential Learning in Event Management

Postgraduate classrooms are enriched environments. Students come together from a wide variety of undergraduate experiences; business, art, theatre, production, social science, health science…every possible type of undergraduate degree….but they come together to pursue their love of events.

"Picture This" is an example of a student capstone project - Play video >

Classroom Experience

Whether it is a connection with music festivals, corporate meeting planning, fundraising or not for profit experiential marketing, students in this program come into classroom and find like-minded people who love to plan, organize, create, execute, manage and excel in the world of events.  It is a dynamic fast paced, adrenalin-based career that when done right makes the work look effortless. Taught by industry experts who have the credentials to deliver content at the postgraduate level, this comprehensive program curriculum is layered with industry-focused assignments that give the experience necessary to work in this growing field.

Capstone Event

A culminating event is put on by students at an off campus venue to raise money for local charities and for the Event Management Scholarship Fund. Students work in groups to develop unique and professional events. Each group is required to prepare and present 2 event proposals for faculty selection. One event per group is selected and students spend approximately 12 weeks bringing the event to fruition. Charity partners are selected, venues secured and contracts negotiated, entertainment booked, catering confirmed, sponsorships acquired and press releases written. The CAPSTONE event is the culminating event in the program, allowing students to apply the learning outcomes from each course.

Special Events

Ramesh Srinivasan, Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program hosted a wine tasting and pairing event for Event Management postgraduate students. 

Hear what our alumni have to say

Alumni come back to share their experience completing their Capstone Events and to discuss the transition into from student to industry professional.

Watch the video >

Student Testimonial
"Exercises like the mock interviews, creating our brand, making us go outside of our comfort level to networking events, and conducting an interview with an industry professional have all helped in preparing us for the working world. I felt a great change in myself both personally and professionally. Confidence was key to completing our capstone projects, to create a damn good resume and kill it in interviews before landing an amazing internship!!"

-Kelly, Event Management Graduate

Humber graduates are career-ready

Each student completes two courses in career development receiving one-on-one coaching on resume development, job interview skills, networking strategies, personal brand and strength development. By graduation students will have a professional Linkedin site, business card, resume, strengths and skills statement, interview skills and a digital portfolio highlighting their work experience, volunteer efforts, internship commitments, CAPSTONE EVENT, course work and assignments.

Career opportunities

Events are part of public, not-for-profit, charitable, private, and corporate sectors. The events industry is used to stimulate economies, increase tourism, develop community awareness, increase public involvement, enhance education, improve quality of life, generate revenue, and market products.

Career positions

  • event development coordinator
  • marketing account executive
  • special events organizer
  • promotion coordinator
  • event account representative 
  • trade show planner
  • event consultant
  • corporate meeting planner

Employment industries

  • tourism and economic development
  • arts and culture
  • wedding planning
  • business associations
  • government