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Hospitality - Event Management

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Program Code: EV211
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Hospitality – Event Management diploma program provides you with the knowledge, skills, practical experience, industry exposure and professional certifications necessary to embark on an exciting and successful career as an event management professional.

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

  • catering co-ordinators and managers
  • event designers
  • event marketers
  • event venue managers
  • in-person and virtual event co-ordinators and managers
  • incentive trip and event co-ordinators and managers
  • on-site logistics staff
  • production staff
  • proposal writers
  • virtual, in person or hybrid event planners
  • wedding planners

In the first semester of the program, you learn the foundational aspects of event management and gain immediate industry experience through interacting with industry professionals and working at/participating in several events. For the next three semesters, you will be thoroughly immersed in the world of event management through building on your foundational knowledge, gaining hands-on experience through attending and working at events, interacting with industry professionals, planning and executing events, and completing an industry field experience. You will learn the essential skills to prepare you to be successful in the event career area of your choice.

Work-Integrated Learning  

is integral to developing a diverse and successful career in the event management profession. In this program, you will participate in a comprehensive field experience (160 hours) in your final semester. During the field experience, 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.

Humber Advantages

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Industry Partnership

Longo 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: Event Planning Companies, Wedding Planners, Arts and Music Festivals, Hotels, Conference/Convention Centres, Banquet Halls, Paradigm Events, City of Brampton Special Events Department, York Region Event Department, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, International Centre, City of Toronto Special Events Department, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Yorkville, Superior Events Group Inc., Affair Tent & Event Rentals, Tourism Toronto, and many more.

"An average of 87% of students are offered full-time positions from their respective employers within 6-12 months of their internship completion."

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.

Go Abroad

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Summer Abroad

Students in this program may be eligible for a credit through Summer Abroad in Croatia, Denmark, Finland, India, Japan, New Zealand, Peru or Vietnam.

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Placement Abroad

Students have the opportunity to complete program work placements in Canada or abroad. Students may also be eligible to receive a bursary from Humber.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may have a unique opportunity to complete their fourth 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, qualified students may be 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:

  • business and corporate events
  • concerts
  • conferences and meetings
  • exhibitions, expositions and fairs
  • festivals
  • fundraising events
  • incentive travel programs
  • wedding and social events

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

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications as part of the program:

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Standard North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Domestic Students

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

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Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three 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

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    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 all listed course requirements.

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    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.

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    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 credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

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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 & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,143.55
  • international: $16,661.31

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Additional Costs

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

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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