Skip to main content
MSU Denver's Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events image

MSU Denver's HTE Program is for You

Your gateway to Colorado's second-largest industry


Students in MSU Denver's Hospitality, Tourism and Events program get real-world experience working in a Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel located next to the Hospitality Learning Center. It's one of the only facilities of its kind in the country.

The Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE) Program at MSU Denver is in a uniquely qualified position to prepare students to enter the industry and achieve success.

  • MSU Denver has the most cost-effective hospitality bachelor's degree program in Colorado and any community within 400 miles of Denver.
  • The HTE program is located in the center of Denver, the living- laboratory used by HTE to teach and study the hospitality industry.
  • Most students currently enrolled in HTE program work in the hospitality industry while attending classes.
  • Graduates of HTE secure jobs in the hospitality industry upon graduation; most remain in Colorado.
  • The Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) is a distinct combination of a higher-education classroom building, a teaching laboratory, a commercial hotel–SpringHill Suites by Marriott–and a conference space. It's the only facility in Colorado of its kind and one of 11 in the nation.

Through its expanding hospitality education curriculum, experienced faculty and urban location, the HTE program prepares its graduates for career success in today's job market and in the industry of the future.

New Degree Program

MSU Denver is offering a new event planning degreeOur new degree in event and meeting management offers students hands-on training and global perspective to meet the needs of a growing profession. The Bachelor of Science in Event and Meeting Management (EVTM) will be offered the coming academic year


Apply for a Dimond Fellowship

Rita and Navin Dimond donated $1.5 million to MSU Denver's Hotel Management ProgramStudents from all concentrations are encouraged to apply for this elite internship that will provide an enhanced experiential learning opportunity and fulfill a degree requirement.

Up to five Dimond Fellows will be selected.

Download the application (225 KB)

  Virtual Tour   Degree Restaurant   SpringHill Suites by Marriott   LinkedIn Alumni Group