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Program Code: EV211 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters Winter 2022 delivery can be view on Current Student Resources
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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
  • wedding planners
  • virtual, in person or hybrid event 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 internship. The essential skills taught prepare students to be successful in their event career area of choice.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Follow the five phases of event management (assess feasibility, design the event, coordinate operations, execute on-site and evaluate the outcomes) to ensure client satisfaction. 


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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 (160 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 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."

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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.

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, 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 both prepares you for your career and opens doors for you in this growing industry.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

CannSell

Qualified students have the opportunity to earn the CannSell Certificate.

Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC)

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

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.

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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 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,070.02
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

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.

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.

Pathways

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

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

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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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

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.

If you still have questions, reach out to the transfer admissions team at info@davenport.edu or 1.800.686.1600

Honours Bachelor of Commerce - Business Management

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Commerce – Business Management with entry into Semester 5, Year 3 of the program.

Admissions:

Unless otherwise specified, all applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%). 

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

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.

Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Humber and Seneca Colleges have entered into an agreement that increases student opportunities for degree completion at both institutions.  Humber graduates may transfer into Seneca’s Honours Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with entry into Semester 4, Year 2 of the program.    

Admissions:

All applicants to Seneca degree programs are required to have successfully completed the related Humber program with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (70%).

All applicants may apply through the Ontario College Application Service and must submit an official academic transcript for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.  The application must be received no later than the stated deadline for the given term being applied for in order to qualify for admission.

For further information, please contact:  academic.pathways@senecacollege.ca

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.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Bachelor of Law LLB program. 

International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students will be expected to attend an Academic Induction preceding entry to the program. Students admitted to the UoG program will pay the appropriate annual tuition fee rate. The definitive fees will be those published here: https://www.glos.ac.uk/international/

Students admitted to UoG from Humber will be eligible to receive the international bursary. This award, and its ruling terms and conditions, is subject to change on an annual basis. For September 2020/January 2021 entry, the applicable bursary is £3,000, and will be automatically applied against tuition for successful applicants from Humber. Please note that the bursary is only available to students who are studying full-time at the UoG on campus in the UK, and completing a full degree (not available for distance learning or master's stage students).

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.

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Shandin Rickard-Hughes
International Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager, Americas
srickardhughes@glos.ac.uk

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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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.

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