Restaurant Concentration

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.


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*
  • MGT 3000 - Organizational Management*

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


Restaurant Management Concentration

  • HTE 1603 - Food Science
  • HTE 2613 - Food Production and Service I*
  • HTE 3603 - Labor and Product Control*
  • HTE 3613 - Wine Fundamentals*
  • HTE 3623 - Food Production and Service II*
  • HTE 4110 - Applied Restaurant Operations*

Select three of these four courses:

  • HTE 3310 - Global Cuisine*
  • HTE 3643 - Healthy Cooking*
  • HTE 3813 - Baking and Pastry*
  • HTE 3833 - Garde Manger*

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