About This Program

Do you intend to pursue a career in the multi-faceted event industry?  If so, it's best that you get comprehensive training in professional competencies to keep abreast of project management techniques.

Earning international recognition, this Event Management Graduate Certificate program may allow you to apply for professional recognition from the following organizations:

  • International Festivals & Events Association or IFEA
  • Society of Incentive Travel Executives or SITE
  • Meeting Professionals International or MPI
  • Festival & Events Ontario or FEO
  • Professional Convention Management Association or PCMA

This program has a successful history of graduate employment due to:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Over 150 field placement hours
  • Practical, hands-on training where you and your classmates will develop and operate a series of live events as part of your program outline

Course Delivery

The Event Management Graduate Certificate program is offered at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus of the institute.

  • Skills are acquired through:
  • Field placement and;
  • Live event execution in various event sectors such as: corporate, nonprofit, festivals and sports;
  • Classroom lectures and discussions

Careers

When you graduate from this program, you may have career opportunities in:

  • Charitable organizations/Not for profits 
  • Community and sports associations
  • Entrepreneurial and consulting enterprises 
  • Meeting and convention planning
  • Sports and entertainment 
  • Tourism and economic development 
  • Wine industry 
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Convention centres 
  • Government related events
  • Marketing and PR firms
  • Destination management
  • Recreation and leisure

Learning Outcomes

Events can stimulate economies, develop community awareness, increase public involvement, improve quality of life, raise funds and market products.

This Event Management Graduate Certificate program will prepare you for a fast-paced career in Event Management with transferable skills such as:

  • Planning and logistics;
  • Public relations;
  • Marketing and sponsorship strategies and;
  • Volunteer and risk management procedures.

Course Outline

TERM ONE

  • Event Marketing
  • Event Managerial Accounting
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
  • Event Planning and Logistics
  • Event Management Project I
  • Field Placement I - Event Management

TERM TWO

  • Volunteer and Human Resource Management
  • Event Programming
  • Field Placement II - Event Management
  • Event Risk Management
  • Event Professionalism and Sales
  • Event Management Project II

Course Info

Course Code : 0185

College : School of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport

Duration : 1 year

Qualifications Level : Graduate Certificate

Fees :

All fees listed below are in Canadian Dollar (CAD):

  • Tuition Fee: 13,550/year
  • Service Fee: 1,050/year
  • Medical Insurance: 70/month
  • Airport Pickup: 175/person

You will be responsible for all costs of your own transportation to complete field projects and work placement  requirements.  Other fees may apply such as material fees, laptop fees, books and supplies

Housing Cost (your choice):

  • Landing Pad for 4 weeks:  750/month
  • Homestay for 2 months minimum:  750/month
  • Dormitory
    • September to April:  6,900
    • January to April:  3,450
    • May to August:  595/month

The above figures represent what the college expects will be your reasonable international fees.  Moreover, Niagara College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Other fees may not have been included. 

You may have to estimating living expenses such as insurance, rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, health.

As expenses are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the college.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa or Education Counselor periodically for any changes.



Intake Dates :

There is currently one intake date per year and this is every JANUARY. 

IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:

  • Review by Niagara College department/school for your eligibility;
  • Processing by the International Admissions Office;
  • Enrollment;
  • Processing of insurance;
  • Payment of tuition fee;
  • Payment and processing of your living expenses fund if you are applying under the Student Direct Stream;
  • Seeking accommodation.

It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants.  Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application.  So make sure you apply early!



Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.  Required for Admission:

  • Bachelor's Degree OR;
    • Ontario College Diploma (or equivalent) OR;
    • An acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the college), AND
  • Proof of English proficiency.  As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.5 overall band score with no individual band under 5.5
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Paper: 550, TESL 600
    • Computer: 213, TESL 250
    • iBT: 79 - 80minimum, 22 writing, 22 Speaking
  • Computer literacy in a Windows PC environment
  • You will need a personally dedicated mobile tablet or computing device.

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