This full time one year Certificate in Sustainable Event Management will prepare you for a career in this fast paced industry. Based on curriculum jointly developed by industry and BCIT, you would learn about all areas of event production.
The role of the event planner is to oversee and arrange every aspect of an event. The aim of the program is to develop professionals in the event management field that have the knowledge and skills to create and execute business meetings and events for organizations around the world. You will learn how to develop and deliver meetings and events using globally accredited sustainability standards.Certificate in Sustainable Event Management graduates will be able to:
Graduates will be prepared to enter the event management industry at an entry level position. The SEM program contains curriculum developed to prepare students to earn the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, along with pathways for further education.
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The course load of the SEM program is heavy. Learning at BCIT comes mainly in four ways:
Lectures are used to provide instruction in the principles of event management. Most courses will have a one or two hour lecture per week. BCIT lecture halls are "smart learning spaces" and feature Internet conductivity as well as advanced audio and visual equipment. As we are a school of business attendance at lectures is mandatory.
In lab sessions, students work in small groups to master the skills taught in the lecture, by working on real-life business problems. This "learn by doing" concept is one of the key strengths of the marketing education at BCIT.
It is often joked by BCIT business students that BCIT stands for "being crammed into teams". It is true that we value the teamwork approach to business problem- solving. Most assignments you complete will be team based. We believe in the teamwork model as it provides the student with a solid grounding in the delegation, goal setting, and leadership skills required of business managers. Many students have remarked that some of their most profound learning came from the group work.
BCIT is renowned for providing "job ready" graduates. We partner with industry to provide our students with the real life learning experiences. Our instructors come from industry, and classroom examples are real-life. Students get the chance through directed studies and practicum to work with industry directly solving real issues. This gives the student confidence in their education and direct experience with organizations they may choose to work for in the future.
The Certificate program falls under the Marketing Management Program Advisory Committee. The current members include:
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