The mission of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department 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 Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department provides flexible and individualized interdisciplinary major programs with concentrations to include hotel, restaurant, and tourism and events management.
The goals of the Department are:
- 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 industry and society.
- Prepare students for graduate study in Hospitality, and Tourism and Events and related fields.
- Provide seminars and workshops for the hospitality industry within Colorado and beyond.
- Conduct applied research in the field of hospitality.
- Increase the quality and accessibility of hospitality education to citizens of Colorado and beyond.
- Provide professional assistance to the hospitality industry and citizens of Colorado.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department have three concentration options:
Hotel Management Concentration prepares students for operations and management positions in various segments of the hotel, motel, lodging and resort industries.
Restaurant Management Concentration prepares students for operations and management positions in commercial and institutional food service areas such as restaurants, clubs, culinary administration, hotels, resorts, schools, colleges, health care, business and industry in plant feeding and catering.
Tourism and Events Management Concentration prepares students for planning, development, operations, and management positions in areas such as travel agencies, tour operators, destination management, adventure travel, corporate meeting planning, conferences, conventions, and trade shows.
The Department offers four minors: Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism, and Special Events.
Students should consult with faculty advisors for selection and approval of a proposed plan of study.
The department offers four minors: hotel, restaurant, tourism and special events. These minors are open to students at Metro State majoring in another field of study, other than HTE. The minors provide specialized knowledge specific to the area with concentration on the application of business and management principles.