Events and Conventions Management Diploma

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Events and Conventions Management Diploma
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,756,295
Course Accredited By NA
2 Years On Campus Undergraduate Diploma

Apply your creativity and keen eye for detail toward a career in event management. This program provides a practical overview of the functions, skills and knowledge required to successfully plan, organize, manage, promote and evaluate a festival, convention, trade show or special event.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Our program 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
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)


Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Limited admission

  • 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.

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.

If you don’t meet the requirement

  • You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.


Year 1

Fall semester

  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • The World of Events
  • Finite Math with Applications I
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism

Winter semester

  • Financial Accounting
  • Catering and Service Management
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing and Customer Service

Year 2

Fall semester

  • Introduction to Basic Economics
  • Conference Management
  • Managing Festivals and Events
  • Financial Operations Control in Tourism
  • Hospitality Law

Winter semester

  • Staging Special Events
  • Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Field Experience ($600.00 activity fee)
  • Hotel Sales and Service
  • Entrepreneurship

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