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Event & Meeting Management

Degree Completion Option 1 (includes minor):

To be awarded an EVT degree a student must complete all of the following:

  • All departmental requirements as outlined below
  • 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements to include 3 credit hours of the Global Diversity General Studies requirements
  • 0 – 3 credit hours to satisfy the Multicultural Graduation requirement (may be taken in General Studies)
  • 45 credit hours of Major Core requirements including 3 credit hours required Senior Experience
  • A minor within or outside the HTE department, plus any additional general elective credit hours require to achieve a total of 120 credit hours for graduation

Degree Completion Option 2:

To be awarded an EVT degree with Extended Major a student must complete all of the following:

  • All departmental requirements as outlined below
  • 33 minimum credit hours of General Studies course requirements to include 3 credit hours of the Global Diversity General Studies requirements
  • 0 – 3 credit hours to satisfy the Multicultural Graduation requirement (may be taken in General Studies)
  • 45 credit hours of Major Core requirements including 3 credit hours required Senior Experience
  • 21 credit hours of specified HTE department electives chosen from BVG, EVT, HTL, RST, TTM, UA or any other departmental courses
  • Any additional general elective credit hours require to achieve a total of 120 credit hours for graduation

Departmental Requirements:

  • Declare the Event & Meeting Management Major or Extended Major
  • Meet with EVT Faculty and review an office Degree Progress Report within the first semester
  • Present verification of 600 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the EVT major prior to graduation. These hours may be secured through paid job experience, verified volunteer experience, cooperative education, internships or a combination of the four
  • Present a valid Adult CPR and First Aid certification prior to graduation
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5

A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses in this major to count toward the Bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs throughout the University may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

General Studies Courses (34 minimum credits)

Written Communication (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Written Communication courses

Oral Communication (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Oral Communication course

Quantitative Literacy (minimum 3 semester hours)
-MTH 1210 – Introduction to Statistics (4 credits)

Arts & Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Arts & Humanities courses

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Historical course

Natural & Physical Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Natural & Physical Sciences courses

Social & Behavioral Sciences I (minimum 3 semester hours)
-ECO 2010 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences II (minimum 3 semester hours)
-Select any approved General Studies Social & Behavioral Sciences II courses

Global Diversity General Studies Requirement (minimum 3 semester hours)

-Select any approved General Studies Global Diversity course. At least one of the courses meeting the Arts and
Humanities, Historical, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences II Designations must be a Global Diversity Course.

Multicultural Graduation Requirement (0 – 3 credits)

-At least one of the courses meeting the Arts and Humanities, Historical, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences II Designations must be a Multicultural Course.

Major Core Requirements:

  • ACC 1010 Fundamentals of Accounting** 3 credits
  • EVT 2010 Event Industry 3 credits
  • EVT 2020 Event Project Planning 3 credits
  • EVT 3000 Event Catering Strategies** 3 credits
  • EVT 3010 Event Support Systems** 3 credits
  • EVT 3100 Corporate Meetings ** 3 credits
  • EVT 3200 Conventions & Trade Shows** 3 credits
  • EVT 4020 Event & Meeting Contracting** 3 credits
  • EVT 4030 Advanced Planning & Risk Management** 3 credits (Designated Senior Experience Course)
  • EVT 4100 Special Event & Wedding Production** 3 credits
  • EVT 4200 Global Meetings & Events** 3 credits
  • HTE 1040 Hospitality, Tourism & Event Fundamentals* 3 credits
  • HTE 3250 Managerial Accounting for Hospitality** 3 credits
  • HTE 3550 Human Resources for Hospitality** 3 credits
  • HTE 3570 Marketing for Hospitality** 3 credits

*Course must be taken within first 30 credit hours of declaring EVTM major
**Course has prerequisites: check current MSU Denver catalog for requirements.

Major Core Requirements Total Hours: 45

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