Event Management


Event Management Extension Certificate








403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655

Event management involves managing, organizing, promoting and executing events of all sizes.

Prepare for a career in event management with the skills you need to manage events of all sizes. Gain practical skills and current professional knowledge to successfully organize, promote and execute an array of events.

The certificate’s seven courses are taught by event industry experts who share their real-world experience with you. As you build a foundation in the art and science of event management, you’ll learn core competencies and the 5-phase approach to event planning and execution. Gain project management skills that you can integrate in every aspect of your work, from managing logistics and mitigating risks to implementing effective event marketing.

As you progress through the program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how the concepts, elements and processes of event planning come together to create memorable experiences, including large-scale fundraising events, corporate events, trade shows and more. Explore how building and maintaining relationships — from staff and volunteers to clients and vendors — can position you for success. Learn how aligning goals and objectives with the needs and desires of stakeholders provide a basis for ongoing decision-making and successful event management.


  • Earn a recognized credential (extension certificate) to enhance your career prospects
  • Prepare for a career as an event planner or gain additional skills for volunteer roles
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Complete through online delivery, open to anyone, anywhere

Program format

Format: Online | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 7 required courses (174 hours)

Can be completed within 3 semesters up to a maximum of 3 years

We recommend completion of Introduction to Event Planning before beginning other courses

The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

It is recommended that you take the courses in the order they are listed in the Course schedule chart.

Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.