• 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.

About

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 program from the 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 Structure

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

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                    • 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.

                    Academic Requirements

                    Limited admission

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

                    Note: Students with Pre-calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12 with a minimum C+ will be exempt from MATH 1100 and will need to make up the 3 credits with an elective of their choice.

                    Computer SkillsIf 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 Applies to you

                      16800 CAD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 33600 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    $8400/semester x duration of the program in semesters (1 year = 2 semesters)

                    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.

                    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                    The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                    Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.