• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
You’ll study the concept of event design, the strategic event planning process, and technical logistics—gaining the management skills needed to successfully execute any special event, anywhere in the Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University.
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Overview

Event management is one of the fastest growing and dynamic segments of the Canadian tourism industry. Our graduates work in a diverse range of roles including with Shambhala Music Festival, Live Nation Concerts, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Sun Peaks Resort.

Careers

The Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University  is aligned with local, regional, national and international event management organizations and opportunities. Discover a wide range of pathways to success in the event management industry:

  • Festival and event production
  • Wedding and special event planning
  • Conference management
  • Starting your own event planning company
  • Corporate incentive travel planning
  • Fundraising, sponsorship and marketing for special events
  • Volunteer management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • The World of Events
  • Finite Math with Applications 
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism
  • Financial Accounting
  • Catering and Service Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Customer Service

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 with a minimum C (or equivalent)

Note: Students with Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ will be exempt from MATH 1100 and must make up the credits with an elective of their choice.

Technological Requirements

Computer Skills

  • If students entering the program have little or no experience using computers, they are advised to take an introductory computer course that familiarizes them with Microsoft application software.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3660 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1830 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    822 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Depending on no. of courses per semester

  • NAT:$411- $2,881
  • INTL: $1,830 -$11,130 

Living costs for Kamloops

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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