HOSPITALITY, EVENTS AND TOURISM AT MSU DENVER
Preparing leaders and innovators for the Hospitality, Events and Tourism industries
There aren’t many universities around the country that offer a LEED Gold® hotel, a commercial conference space or a state-of-the-art beer laboratory immediately on their campus. MSU Denver is the only higher-ed institution that has all three and is the largest hospitality program within 400 miles. The facilities and resources offered by the School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism (HEaT) give students unrivaled hands-on experience they might not get anywhere else. We’ll provide you with the best education through hands-on learning and real-world experience without burying you under a mountain of debt.
The School of HEaT offers baccalaureate degrees in Hotel Management, Event and Meeting Management, Restaurant Management, Travel and Tourism Management, and Brewing. Our programs are nationally recognized as some of the most innovative, valuable and comprehensive in higher education. Hospitality is the second-largest industry in Colorado, and you’ll learn to be the best at what you do in the epicenter of the state’s best facilities. We offer several scholarships across all disciplines, including the prestigious Dimond Fellows Award, and we assist our students and graduates in finding internships and work in areas related to their concentration.
With an education focused on value and transformation from classroom to career, MSU Denver offers a place like no other to earn such a cost-effective bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Most of our students work within their desired industry while attending classes, further enhancing their knowledge and making them more attractive candidates for permanent employment. Our experienced faculty assists our students in recognizing their skills and developing the professionalism they’ll need for their career.
We maintain our curriculum to adapt to constantly changing industry standards and to fit our students’ needs. If you’re a people person who wants to develop leadership skills and learn from the best, we invite you to become part of the Hospitality, Events and Tourism family.
“MSU Denver is training students for the future of the brewing industry and doing it in a way that no one else is approaching.”
Founder and owner of Boston Beer, makers of Samuel Adams
Graduates with a degree in School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism are working throughout their industries in positions such as:
Craft brewing production, travel writing, convention services, general management, chef and many more
He oversaw the creation of MSU Denver’s Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center. He has earned a bachelor of science in business management and Hotel/Restaurant Management, a master of science in management and leadership and a doctor of education. He also has more than 15 years of experience in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events industry in roles ranging from housekeeping to accounts receivable and accounts payable to sales and marketing.
Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Events