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MSU Denver's HTE Program is for You

Your gateway to Colorado's second-largest industry


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The Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE) Program at MSU Denver is in a uniquely qualified position to prepare students to enter the industry and achieve success.

  • MSU Denver has the most cost-effective hospitality bachelor's degree program in Colorado and any community within 400 miles of Denver.
  • The HTE program is located in the center of Denver, the living- laboratory used by HTE to teach and study the hospitality industry.
  • Most students currently enrolled in HTE program work in the hospitality industry while attending classes.
  • Graduates of HTE secure jobs in the hospitality industry upon graduation; most remain in Colorado.
  • The Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) is a distinct combination of a higher-education classroom building, a teaching laboratory, a commercial hotel–SpringHill Suites by Marriott–and a conference space. It's the only facility in Colorado of its kind and one of 11 in the nation.

Through its expanding hospitality education curriculum, experienced faculty and urban location, the HTE program prepares its graduates for career success in today's job market and in the industry of the future.

New Degree Programs

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Three new degree programs join the Bachelor of Science in Event and Meeting Management in Fall 2017:


National Recognition

Brewing Program recognized by Master Brewers Association of the Americas, established 1887MSU Denver's brewing program earned Master Brewers recognition from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MPAA).

That means our program is one of only eight academic institutions in the nation that meet or exceed the MPAA's educational guidelines and learning outcomes.