Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Studying in the School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism at Metropolitan State University of Denver offers the following unique advantages:
• Learn in one of only 11 campus-based teaching hotels in the U.S. and the only one in Colorado.
• Benefit from small classes where you will get personal attention; the average class size is 32.
• Enjoy guidance from industry-experienced faculty members who are dedicated to your success.
• Get involved in a variety of industry-related professional organizations for students on campus.
• Volunteer in high-profile settings in conjunction with local chapters of professional associations.
• Become a certified sommelier through International Sommelier Guild classes right on campus.
• Study abroad in locations such as the Caribbean, the Czech Republic and Argentina.
• Complete a hospitality internship or work at first-class hotels and venues in downtown Denver.
• Get hands-on experience in our award-winning Hospitality Learning Center, a spacious
academic building and learning laboratory that includes:
• The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown, a fully functioning hotel with 150 rooms
• The Metropolitan Grill, a 72-seat student-run restaurant with mixology stations
• The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Conference Center
• A modern wine and beer sensory-analysis lab and high-tech demonstration kitchen
The School of HEaT offers the following minors and certificates:
• Hotel Management
• Restaurant Management
• Tourism Management
• Events Management
• Beverage Management (must be 21 years of age or older)
- Introduction to Hospitality, Events and Tourism
- Food Fundamentals
- Beverage Fundamentals
- Sustainable Tourism
- Managerial Accounting for Hospitality
- Event Industry
- Event Catering Strategies
The degree program in Hospitality, Events and Tourism at MSU Denver is accredited through Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).