Events Concentration

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.


To be awarded a degree, students must complete the departmental requirements, 34 hours of General Studies Course Requirements, 3 hours of Multicultural Graduation Requirement, 3 hours of Senior Experience Graduation Requirement, 39 hours of Major Core Requirements, 21 hours of Concentration Requirements, and 20 hours of electives or a minor plus electives.


Departmental Requirements

  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.5
  • Present CPR and first-aid certification
  • Present verification of 1,200 clock hours of on-the-job experience in the HTE major. These may be secured through paid job experience, cooperative education, internships or a combination of the three. These hours must contain specific descriptions of the job duties performed.
  • Review a CAPP compliance result with an advisor no later than the third semester of enrollment (second semester for transfer students) in the Hospitality, Tourism, and Events program.

General Studies Course Requirements


Level I - Skills

Freshman Composition (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • ENG 1010 - Freshman Composition: The Essay
  • ENG 1020 - Freshman Composition: Analysis, Research and Documentation

Mathematics (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • MTH XXXX - Select any course from Level I Mathematics approved list

Communications (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • SPE 1010 - Public Speaking

 

Level II - Content Areas

Historical (minimum 3 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any course from Level II History approved list

Arts and Letters (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any courses from Level II Arts and Letters approved list

Social Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • XXXX - Select any courses from Level II Social Sciences approved list

Natural Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)

  • NUT 2040 - Introduction to Nutrition*
  • XXXX - Select any course from Level II Natural Science approved list

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Multicultural Graduation Requirement

  • XXXX - Select any course from Multicultural approved list

 

Senior Experience Graduation Requirement

  • HTE 4000 - Hospitality Field Experience I*

OR

  • HTE 4040 - Hospitality Senior Research*

OR

  • HTE 4811 - Managing a Destination*

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Major Core Requirements

  • ACC 2010 - Principles of Accounting*
  • HTE 1030 - Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • HTE 1533 - Food Fundamentals
  • HTE 2010 - Event Industry
  • HTE 2015 - Beverage Fundamentals
  • HTE 2860 - Sustainable Tourism
  • HTE 3570 - Hospitality and Tourism Marketing*
  • HTE 3580 - Hospitality and Tourism Law*
  • HTE 4250 - Hospitality for Profit*
  • HTE 4300 - Creative Hospitality Innovations
  • HTE 4650 - Hospitality Human Resources*
  • HTE 4730 - Hospitality Negotiations and Sales*
  • MGT 3000 - Organizational Management*

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.


Events Management Concentration

  • HTE 2571 - Event Project Management
  • HTE 3010 - Corporate Meetings*
  • HTE 3634 - Event Support Systems*
  • HTE 3750 - Hospitality Promotions*
  • HTE 3761 - Trade Shows and Expositions*
  • HTE 4202 - Special Event Production*

Select one of these two options:

Niche Event Options

  • HTE 1051 - Wedding Planning
  • HPS 2050 - Sport Venue

Non-Profit Events Option

  • HSP 2010 - Principles of Nonprofit Organization Administration
  • HSP 3510 - Development and Administration of Volunteer Programs*

*Course has prerequisites; check current MSU Denver Catalog for requirements.