2014/15 Program

Event Management

Our Program

This is one of the most comprehensive event management programs available. Students learn to develop, co-ordinate and manage a broad range of events, sites and facilities. Additionally, they 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 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.

Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy

Note: Refer to the Selection Procedures for more information.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.


The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $5,493.60
• international $14,400.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.


Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
BEMP 5000 The Event Industry
BEMP 5001 Event Planning
BEMP 5002 Event Production
BEMP 5003 Event Financial Management
BEMP 5004 Event Marketing
WORK 5005 Career Development and Pre-Placement Seminar
BISM 5000 Computer Analytic Skills

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
BEMP 5006 Sales and Sponsorship
BEMP 5007 Business Law for Event Management
BEMP 5008 Human Resources and Volunteer Management
BEMP 5009 Catering Management
BEMP 5100 Event Project
WORK 5570 Industry Seminar
WORK 5120 Event Management Field Placement