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Events and Conventions Management Diploma

 

Earn an Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University

The Events and Conventions Management Diploma at Thompson Rivers University 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.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 2 years
Intake: January / September
Tuition Fee: C$9,177 per semester
Location: Kamloops, Canada

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

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
  • Staging Special Events

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

Tatiana Fedotova, Events Co-ordinator

Careers

Employment opportunities exist within corporations, associations, hotels and resorts, convention centres, municipal convention and visitors’ bureaus, and destination management companies. As well, there are opportunities for graduates with entrepreneurial spirit to start their own business.