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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events


The mission of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events is to provide demonstrated leadership and excellence in its baccalaureate, professional and technical programs and to render service to the students, citizens and hospitality industry of the State of Colorado. The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events provides flexible and individualized interdisciplinary majors in hotel, restaurant, travel and tourism management, and events and meeting management.

Departmental Goals

The goals of the department are to:

  • Provide instruction and professional assistance to students.
  • Assist students in the development of professionalism and an attitude of continued professional growth and individual development.
  • Assist students to recognize their responsibilities as members of the hospitality, tourism, and event industries and society.
  • Prepare students for graduate study in Hospitality, Tourism and Events and related fields.
  • Provide seminars and workshops for the Hospitality, Tourism and Events industries within Colorado and beyond.
  • Conduct applied research in the fields of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
  • Increase the quality and accessibility of Hospitality, Tourism and Events education to citizens of Colorado and beyond.
  • Provide professional assistance to the Hospitality, Tourism and Events industries and citizens of Colorado.

Departmental Requirements

  • Meet with HTE faculty and review a Degree Progress report within the first semester of enrolling in MSU Denver
  • Declare one of the Department’s Majors of student or relevant Minors or Certificates.
  • For any Bachelor of Science Degree, present verification of 600 clock hours of on the job experience in an HTE Major at time of graduation. These hours may be secured through paid job experience, cooperative education, internships, or a combination of the three.
  • Present Adult CPR and First Aid Certification at the time of graduation.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5.
  • A grade of “C” or better is requirement for courses in all HTE programs to count toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Students should note that programs throughout the University differ in the minimum grade required.

Bachelor of Science in Brewery Operations

The Bachelor of Science in Brewery Operations is a degree program designed for students and professionals looking to break into or further their career within the competitive brewing industry. Created for those wishing to have baccalaureate level training and for those looking to gain vital credentials and certifications, this degree will prepare them for the challenges they will face once they are employed in the beer world. Brewery professionals are involved in the operations, management, creation and analysis of beer in a brewery setting. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Brewery Operations provides a broad foundation in: 1) practical understanding and implementation of the brewing process and the ingredients of beer, 2) chemical and biological analysis and improvement of beer, 3) brewery management and operations, 4) serving and hospitality in the beer world, 5) packaging techniques, 6) draft quality and system design, 7) professional applications of theoretical knowledge. The program is one of the few bachelor degrees related specifically to beer and the brewing industry in the world.

Bachelor of Science in Craft Brewing & Pub Operations

The Bachelor of Science in Craft Brewing & Pub Operations is a degree program designed for students and professionals looking to break into or further their career within the competitive brewing industry. Created for those wishing to have baccalaureate level training and for those looking to gain vital credentials and certifications, this degree will prepare them for the challenges they will face once they are employed in a working brewpub. Brewpub professionals are involved in the operations, management, creation and analysis of beer in a brewery setting as well as the operations and management of restaurants where beer is brewed. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Craft Brewing & Pub Operations provides a broad foundation in: 1)practical understanding and implementation of the brewing process and the ingredients of beer, 2)chemical and biological analysis of beer, 3)brewery management and operations, 4)restaurant and hospitality management in a brewpub setting, 5)draft quality and system design, 7)professional applications of theoretical knowledge. The program is one of the very few bachelor degrees related specifically to beer, brewing and restaurant settings in the world.

Bachelor of Science in Event and Meeting Management

The Event and Meeting Management degree prepares students for planning events, meetings, conferences, conventions, special events, trade shows/expositions, and weddings in corporate, government, social, and non-profit organizations.

Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Management offers a diverse approach to meeting the educational needs of the lodging industry professional.  Students are immersed in a rigorous academic environment that not only encourages both critical thinking at the management theory level, as well as applying such theory to formulate solutions to complex management problems. This diverse approach allows students to develop skill sets in human resources, property management, legal issues, marketing, accounting, revenue management, and strategic management, among others.

Bachelor of Science in Restaurant Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Restaurant Management is designed for the student who is seeking upward mobility in foods-based industries, including restaurants, hotels, catering, food sales, food production and distribution, and nonprofits specializing in foods. Additionally, students have options to include wine studies, beer studies and urban agriculture classes to complete their degree. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Restaurant Management provides a broad-based knowledge in 1) culinary arts, 2) wines, beer and spirits, 3) several levels of accounting, 4) human resources, 5) legal issues, and 6) strategic management and leadership.

Bachelor of Science in Travel & Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism Management, Leisure Tourism Minor, Corporate Travel Minor, Travel Consultant Certificate, and Corporate Travel Certificate are programs designed for professionals wishing to seek a career in the largest industry and the largest employer in the world and the second largest employer in Colorado: the Travel and Tourism Industry. The degree, minor, and certificate programs provide two distinct, yet related concentrations of study in leisure tourism or corporate travel.

Minors

The department offers the following minors:

These minors are open to students at MSU Denver majoring in a field of study other than Hospitality, Tourism and Events. The minors provide specialized knowledge on the application of business and management principles specific to the area of study.

Certificate Programs

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events offers certificate programs, specifically designed to help students gain the skills and practices necessary to support career changes into the hospitality profession.

Requirements

Students must be accepted to the University and take courses for credit. The cost of the program is the same as undergraduate tuition for degree-seeking students. The credits achieved may also be applied to an additional bachelor’s degree if the student elects to major in one of the departmental concentrations of study. Students with similar courses in their prior experience may request courses be transferred to meet part of the certificate requirements.

(Page updated July 14, 2017)