Apr 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event and Meeting Management Major, B.S.

Rita and Navin Dimond Department of Hotel Management  

School of Hospitality  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program

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.

Student Outcomes

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

General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements

  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of C or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor is not required for this program.

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  

  • Written Communication (6 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits) 
  • Quantitative Literacy (3 credits) 
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credits) 
  • Historical (3 credits) 
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits) 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits) 
  • Global Diversity (0 or 3 credits**) 


** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits

  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement  for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion.  
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement. 

Senior Experience: 3 credits

Summary of Requirements

General Studies Requirement 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
Exploratory Courses 18 credits
Major Requirements 40 credits
Select One Requirement 3 credits
Senior Experience 3 credits
Unrestricted Electives 20-29 credits
Total for the Event and Meeting Management Major, B.S. 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.