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Event Management Certificate

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 13,746

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Certificate

If you’re a people person and love the challenge of working in a fast-paced, creative industry, VIU’s Event Management Certificate can get you started on your path to a rewarding career. Study event planning in this part-time one-year online program, which many students complete while they are working.

An event planning career is full of variety, with opportunities to work in a company, launch a small business, or contract to agencies or organizations seeking this important skill set. It’s a detail-oriented career, where you can apply your organizational and problem-solving skills as a certified special events professional.

Part-time over 3 semesters

Develop skills for the exciting and growing industry of special events. Event management skills are needed in a wide range of sectors: tourism, recreation, arts and culture, sports, fundraising, corporate marketing, non-profit organizations, and more.

The program prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to plan and manage festivals and events, with an emphasis on the tourism and recreation sector. It provides an opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to work in event management, as well as providing professional development and credentialing for those already working in this field.

The program was developed jointly by Vancouver Island University and Thompson Rivers University, and is offered completely online.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • General admission requirements apply.

Notes on Admission

  • This program is offered exclusively online.
  • Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
  • Credits
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Introduction to Special Events Management
  • Celebrating Community and Culture
  • Event Volunteer Management
  • Event Law and Risk Management
  • Event Marketing

  • Fees - 18 credits Amount Tuition 18 credits x $156.80 per credit 2,822.40
  • Student Activity fee 4% of tuition 112.90
  • Student Services fee 18 credits x $6.93 per credit 124.74
  • VIU Students' Union fee 12 months x $20.90 per month 250.80
  • Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies 800.00
  • Total 4,110.84

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