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***COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Thanks for visiting the School of Hospitality's Website.  If you need medical assistance, please call 911, visit your healthcare provider, or visit the Campus Health Center (which is still open) as appropriate.  (https://www.msudenver.edu/healthcenter/). 

If you have questions about the Current Global Pandemic and how MSU Denver is responding, please visit MSU Denver's regularly updated website here (https://www.msudenver.edu/coronavirus-update/). 

CURRENT STUDENTS: The University has determined that all classes will be held online and the School of Hospitality is currently in the process of ensuring as smooth of a transition to online courses as possible.  All of your classes will be using Blackboard and Microsoft Teams going forward.  If you need support, there are several processes in place to help.  First, you can always reach out to your teacher or an advisor.  Emails and Phone numbers can be found here (https://www.msudenver.edu/hospitality/ourstory/facultystaff/).  You can also still work with the Access Center.  (https://www.msudenver.edu/access/).  If you need support to work with Microsoft Teams for your classes, please feel free to reach out to MSU Denver's IT Dept. (https://www.msudenver.edu/technology/helpdesk/)

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through this unprecedented global pandemic and please know that we here in the School of Hospitality are here for you.

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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.  We’ll provide you with an innovative education through experiential learning and real-world experience without burying you under a mountain of debt.


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 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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