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You will also gain a deep understanding of the economic, social and cultural impacts of sport events and sport tourism, as well as the complexities of the sports marketplace in this Sports Event Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University.

Theory is blended with real-world experiences—including hands-on projects with organizations such as the local WHL hockey club (Kamloops Blazers), Spartan Canada, Sun Peaks Resort, Pacific Sport and the Kamloops Sports Council.

Careers

Discover a wide range of career opportunities in the local, regional and international sports industry:

  • Planning and managing sporting, non-sporting and lifestyle events
  • Working with sports teams
  • Starting your own company managing sports events
  • Marketing and sales of sports properties
  • Managing a sport or recreation organization
  • Directing a club sport facility
  • Fundraising, marketing and volunteer management

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • The World of Events
  • Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism
  • Financial Accounting
  • Catering and Service Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Introduction to the Study of Sport
  • 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.

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                Academic Requirements

                General 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

                  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.

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