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Humber’s Event Management graduate certificate program is one of the most comprehensive event management programs available. You will learn to design, develop, co-ordinate and manage a broad range of events from corporate meeting planning, film, documentary and music festivals, not-for-profit experiential events and galas, brand experience consumer events and trade shows, to name a few. 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 event evaluation. Faculty are chosen for their expertise and experience in the event management field, and many continue to work in the industry.


Semester 1
• BEMP 5001: Event Planning
• BEMP 5002: Event Production
• BEMP 5003: Event Financial Management
• BEMP 5004: Event Marketing
• BEMP 5006: Sales and Sponsorship
• BISM 5001: Computer Skills for Event Managers
• WORK 5005: Career Development and Pre-Placement Seminar

Semester 2
• BEMP 5000: The Event Industry
• BEMP 5007: Business Law for Event Management
• BEMP 5008: Human Resources and Volunteer Management
• BEMP 5009: Catering Management
• BEMP 5100: Event Project
• WORK 5120: Event Management Field Placement
• WORK 5570: Industry Seminar

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.

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.

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