Event Management (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Two semesters, beginning in September and January, plus a work placement

Contact Information: 

Susan Roberton
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79223

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

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

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


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $5,641.28
– international $14,800.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Event Management graduate certificate program is one of the most comprehensive event management programs available. You will learn to develop, co-ordinate and manage a broad range of events, sites and facilities. Additionally, you will gain transferable, practical knowledge and skills in management practices such as planning, design, marketing, human resource and volunteer management, sponsorship, catering management, budgeting, risk management and program evaluation. This program also includes a work placement to give you practical experience that employers demand. Program faculty are chosen for their expertise and experience in the event management field, and many continue to work in the industry.

Your Career

The event industry is a rapidly growing segment of virtually every sector of society. 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. Professional event managers, working with stakeholders, are required to plan, organize, staff, direct, co-ordinate and evaluate events that meet client needs.

Potential areas of employment available to qualified graduates include tourism and economic development; arts and culture; wedding planning; sports and recreation; meeting and convention planning; business associations; entertainment; municipal, provincial or federal governments; not-for-profit and charitable organizations; trade shows and expositions; hospitality and travel; community organizations; and convention centres. Entry-level positions include event co-ordinator, marketing assistant, special events organizer, promotion co-ordinator, account representative, trade show planner, conference co-ordinator and corporate meeting planner.

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 have 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.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
BEMP 5001 Event Planning
BEMP 5002 Event Production
BEMP 5003 Event Financial Management
BEMP 5004 Event Marketing
BEMP 5006 Sales and Sponsorship
BISM 5000 Computer Analytic Skills
WORK 5005 Career Development and Pre-Placement Seminar