Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event and Meeting Management Major, B.S.


The Bachelor of Science in Event and Meeting Management is designed for students seeking careers as event and meeting professionals. MSU Denver is one of only four programs in the country to offer a standalone baccalaureate degree in event and meeting management. The curriculum is based on the Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS) by Meeting Professionals International. Meeting and Event Management is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a specific business sector, distinct from Lodging and Tourism. This degree prepares students for a variety of career paths within this fast-growing industry. The in-depth course of study examines the interrelated industry components of corporate events, conventions, trade shows, special events, and other specialty areas not routinely taught in other programs. Our highly experienced faculty are certified in teaching various areas of event and meeting management and maintain active participation in industry associations, advisory board, and committees.

Overarching Programmatic Outcomes for Event and Meeting Management:

Students who complete the B.S. in Event and Meeting Management will:

  1. Evaluate quality project management specific to diverse hospitality and event industries
  2. Apply business concepts relevant to hospitality and event management
  3. Employ skills relevant to the operational areas of hospitality and event management
  4. Demonstrate effective communication with global hospitality and event industries.

 

A grade of "C" or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs throughout the university may have different minimum passing grade requirements.

General Studies Course Requirements


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)


  • Select any approved General Studies Quantitative Literacy course

Arts and Humanities (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Arts and Humanities courses

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Historical course

Natural and Physical Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences courses

Social and Behavioral Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)


  • Select any approved General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences course
  • The following courses are strongly recommended:

Global Diversity (minimum 0 or 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 Designations must be a Global Diversity Course.

 

General Studies minimum total credit hours: 33


Multicultural Graduation Requirement

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

Total Credits


General Studies (33-36 credit hours)

Exploratory Courses (18 credit hours)

Major Core Courses (39 credit hours)

Electives (27-30 credit hours)

Total credit hours: 120 hours