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HOSPITALITY, EVENTS, AND TOURISM AT MSU DENVER

Preparing leaders and innovators for the Hospitality Industry

Did you know that MSU Denver's School of Hospitality is the only program in the U.S. that has a LEED Gold® hotel, a commercial conference space, a state-of-the-art beverage testing laboratory, a commercial restaurant, and a working brewery all on campus. Plus, we are the largest Hospitality program around.

The facilities and resources offered by the School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism will give you unrivaled hands-on experience you won't get anywhere else. We’ll provide you with an innovative education through hands-on learning and real-world experience without burying you under a mountain of debt.

Hospitality is the second-largest industry in Colorado, and you’ll learn to be the best at what you do in the epicenter of the state’s best facilities. We offer several scholarships across all disciplines, including the prestigious Dimond Fellows Programand resources through the Day Leadership Academy.  Plus, we'll assist you during school and after you graduate to  find an internship and a dynamic career in your concentration.


With an education focused on value and transformation from classroom to career, MSU Denver offers a place like no other to earn such a cost-effective bachelor’s degree in hospitality. Most of our students work within their desired industry while attending classes, further enhancing their knowledge and making them more attractive candidates for permanent employment. Our experienced faculty assist our students in recognizing their skills and developing the professionalism they’ll need for their career.  

We maintain our curriculum to adapt to constantly changing industry standards and to fit our students’ needs. If you want to develop leadership skills and learn from the best, we invite you to become part of the Hospitality, Events, and Tourism family. 



Jim Koch, founder and owner of Boston Beer, makers of Samuel Adams
“MSU Denver is training students for the future of the brewing industry and doing it in a way that no one else is approaching.”

Jim Koch

Founder and owner of Boston Beer, makers of Samuel Adams


Career Prospects

Graduates with a degree from the School of Hospitality, Events, and Tourism are working throughout their industries in positions such as:

Hotel General Manager, Brewmaster, Outdoor Recreation Director, Restaurant Manager, Revenue Analyst, Lab & Sensory Quality Analyst, Travel Consultant, Sommelier, Convention Sales Leader, Food and Beverage Director, Catering Sales Manager, Destination Marketing Director, Event Planner, Corporate Travel Manager, and many more.



Shinyong (Shawn) Jung
Dr. Shawn Jung has global experience in the hospitality and events industry, having worked for Shepard Exposition Services, UNLV Student Union and Event Services, Midas Convention Services in the U.S. and COEX Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. At MSU Denver, Jung teaches courses on event industry, project planning, conventions, and Trade-shows. He is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and the Exhibition Services and Contractors Association.

Shawn Jung

Assistant Professor of Hospitality, Tourism and Events


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