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Hospitality - Event Management

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Program Code: EV211 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Hospitality - Event Management diploma program offers you the knowledge, practical experience, industry exposure and professional certification necessary to embark on an exciting and successful career as an event management professional.

Our program provides comprehensive learning and training opportunities aimed at assisting students prepare for and transition to valued positions in the event industry including:

  • on-site event management experience
  • guest lectures and networking opportunitues with industry professionals
  • field trips to influential organizations within the event industry
  • networking at industry events
  • case studies to broaden knowledge of planning events

In the first semester of the program, you get immediate experience working at several events across the GTA. For the next two years, you will be thoroughly immersed in the world of event management via networking, volunteering and event execution opportunities. Essential skills will be taught to prepare students for many different types of events, culminating with developing a concept for an event, then planning and executing the event and debriefing the outcomes.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Support an industry and workplace service culture by adopting a positive attitude and professional decorum, accommodating diverse and special needs, and contributing as a team member.

  • Deliver customer service and solutions that anticipate, meet and/or exceed individual expectations, as well as organizational expectations, standards and objectives.

  • Use marketing concepts, market research, social networks, sales and revenue management strategies, relationship management skills and product knowledge to promote and sell hospitality services, products and guest experiences.

  • Apply business and revenue models as well as basic accounting, budgeting, financial and administration skills to support the effective management and operation of a variety of organizations delivering hospitality services and products.

  • Comply with relevant organization and workplace systems, processes, policies, standards, legal obligations and regulations, and apply risk management principles, to support and maintain efficient, safe, secure, accessible and healthy hospitality operations.

  • Use appropriate technologies to enhance the quality and delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences and to measure the effectiveness of hospitality operations.

  • Keep current with hospitality trends and issues, and interdependent relationships in the broader tourism industry* sectors to improve work performance and guide career development.

  • Use leadership, teamwork, conflict and relationship management skills and tools, as well as knowledge of organizational behaviour, labour relations, employment standards and human rights to contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Respond to issues and dilemmas arising in the delivery of hospitality services, products and guest experiences by using and promoting ethical behaviour and best practices of corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


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Work Placement

Work experience is integral to developing a diverse and successful career in the event management profession. In this program, you will participate in a comprehensive placement experience (240 hours) in your final semester. While on the placement, you will apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom to real event work in the field, network, and develop professional connections and relationships you will carry with you throughout your career.

The Humber Advantage

Our Industry Partnerships

The Faculty of Business has more than 500 industry partners. These partners provide value to you with field trips, guest speaker presentations, case studies and internship opportunities. Some of the partners of the Hospitality - Event Management diploma program include: Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Arts and Music Festivals, York Region, CityEvents, Paradigm Events, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), International Centre, City of Toronto Special Events Department, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Yorkville, Superior Events Group Inc., Affair Tent & Event Rentals, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, and many more.

Event Planning Projects

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Event Management students work with real organizations to conceive, plan and execute several events over the course of the academic year.

"50% of students in their internship for the winter 2016 semester were offered full-time positions from their respective employers upon completion."


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Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their 4th semester living abroad in Europe or Taiwan. Students are enrolled with Humber and pay an additional program fee for this Semester 4 optional program.  Participation is subject to eligibility standards and an application process.

Current opportunities include:

Semester 4 Europe: In January and February, our students are based in Strasbourg, France and will spend eight weeks living, touring and studying in Europe. Students will take unique courses that count towards the completion of their fourth semester credits.

Semester 4 Taiwan:  This 18-week program from the end of February through the end of June offers students the opportunity to embrace the local culture, customs and language of Taiwan and our partner institution National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.

Each year, we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. 

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability, participation and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Your Career

Launch yourself into a fast-paced and exciting career of leading teams, managing logistics and executing events! Statistics Canada projects steady growth across the Canadian special event industry over the next five years. Potential jobs in the event management industry include planning:

  • festivals and concerts
  • weddings and milestone events
  • conferences and meetings
  • incentive travel programs

You may also be interested in working for an event venue such as a hotel or an event supplier such as an audio-visual production company. Whichever route you choose, Humber’s program opens doors for you in this growing industry.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC)

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) Service Excellence Certificate.

Prud’homme Level 1 Beer Certification

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the Prud’homme Level 1 Beer Certification.

Smart Serve Ontario

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the Smart Serve Ontario Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service training and certification.

(TrainCan – (BASICS.fst®)

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the (TrainCan – (BASICS.fst®) Food Safety and Sanitation certification.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Certification.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2021 North Open Open

Hospitality - Event Management Program

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Watch the video to learn more about the Hospitality - Event Management program and the events that our students plan and host.


Hospitality & Tourism Success Stories

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No Meal Wasted: Humber's Daily Culinary Creations Donated to Food Banks and Shelters

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Chef Keith Hoare and his colleagues have created and delivered thousands of pounds in meals to shelters and food banks around Etobicoke.

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Chef Shonah Chalmers is working with Urban Harvest Toronto to deliver a six-session series of live videos to interested Rexdale community members.

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Alumni Spearheads Vertical Farming Initiative in UAE

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Tue, August 25, 2020

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Faculty of Business Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair

Humber

Tue, November 10, 2020
Online

The Faculty of Business Work Integrated Learning Centre is hosting a Virtual Career Fair for industry professionals and students.

Look for invitation and registration information coming soon.

Check out the footage from last years’ event here.

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Faculty of Business News

Students Take Their Mock Interview Experience to the Next Level

Students Take Their Mock Interview Experience to the Next Level

Wed, September 30, 2020

Students were joined by InStage VR, a virtual reality platform that provides an interactive format to develop interviewing skills.

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Guest Speaker Shares Expertise on How to Seek Employers on LinkedIn

Guest Speaker Shares Expertise on How to Seek Employers on LinkedIn

Wed, September 30, 2020

The WIL Centre welcomed Zak Quintanilla, from Novatech who provided examples of unique visual content he created on LinkedIn to intrigue employers.

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Students Learn How to Brand Themselves for Career Opportunities

Students Learn How to Brand Themselves for Career Opportunities

Wed, September 30, 2020

Rigel Jones, Mindset and Action Coach, as well as Co-founder of Kaibigan Connection was invited by the WIL Center to host a live session.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,990.52
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $400 per semester – textbooks, certifications, other materials; there will be nominal fees to cover the costs of industry field trips in specific courses.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Diploma 

Graduates of a two-year Hospitality-Event Management diploma with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 60 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the second diploma with the equivalent of two semesters of full-time study. 

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BBA Sport Management

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (Taught Route)

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Hospitality-Event Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Hospitality-Event Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Taught Route)

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Hospitality-Event Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Hospitality-Event Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

BA (Hons) Events Management

Humber and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have entered into an agreement where graduates of Humber's Hospitality-Event Management Diploma program may receive advanced entry into Year 3 of RGU's:

Applicants must:

  • have completed Humber's Hospitality-Event Management program with a total of 60 credits
  • have acheived a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • submit a suitable reference from a Humber faculty member
  • provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant meets the general English language requirements of the University (where the applicant's first language is not English)
  • have the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes

Application process:

Students should apply on the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/apply.

For further information, contact: admissions@rgu.ac.uk

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner postsecondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the four-year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John. 

Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business. 

For more information please contact: admissions@unb.ca.

Please note:  Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Colin Bartley, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5718
colin.bartley@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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