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About This Program

Hotel managers play a vital role in the Hospitality industry. They lead guest services and staff development to ensure vacationers and business travelers enjoy their experience. They maximize business profits through revenue management and operations. And they help drive the economic success of communities through lodging and tourism.

Advance your career with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from MSU Denver’s School of Hospitality. The Rita and Navin Dimond Hotel Management Program provides transformational career training and educational opportunities that balance academics with skills development in a variety of areas including housekeeping, human resources, legal issues, front desk service, marketing, hospitality accounting, revenue management and operations management.

In the competitive lodging industry, a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from MSU Denver places you above the competition to help you build a rewarding management career in the Hospitality industry.


Curriculum Checklist

Hotel Management

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

Apply for the Rita and Navin Dimond Fellows Program, which recruits and rewards high-achieving students with unique professional development opportunities. These include paid internships with the executive teams at Stonebridge Companies hotels in Denver, mentorship from Hotel Management industry professionals, networking meetings with leaders in the local Hotel Management industry and the annual $5,000 Dimond Elite Fellow of the Year award.

Manage a lodging property in a real-time, simulated environment during your senior-level capstone course. MSU Denver’s unique, diverse approach to education in Hotel Management helps students transition to the workforce by exposing them to situations and issues they’ll face day to day in Hotel Management.

Access all of the benefits of MSU Denver’s School of Hospitality including its central campus location, networking groups, special events, community partnerships and training facilities.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

MSU Denver is one of the top choices in the country for employers seeking fill Hotel Management internships and jobs. When you earn a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from MSU Denver, you will be able to use your specialized, well-rounded education, training and experience to manage and operate a variety of lodging establishments, from independently owned, boutique bed and breakfasts to large, full-service hotels.

Hotel managers may work in areas such as these:

  • General management
  • Human resources
  • Revenue
  • Front office
  • Convention services


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Denver, the learning lab for MSU Denver’s Hotel Management undergraduate degree program, consistently ranks among Denver’s top hotels according to customer reviews on

Facilities & Resources

Featuring the 150-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown, the Hospitality Learning Center is the heart of the School of Hospitality. A LEED Gold-certified hotel and conference center, the building combines a hotel with academic facilities and high-tech labs and campus food and beverage services.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown is one of only 11 campus-based teaching hotels in the country. A fully functioning commercial hotel, SpringHill Suites is also a learning lab for Hotel Management students, providing you with experiential learning opportunities as interns or class participants to observe and help with various levels of lodging operations, from housekeeping to guest services. The hotel of choice for many lower downtown businesses such as the Pepsi Center and visitors to the Auraria Campus, SpringHill Suites supports student scholarships through the MSU Denver Foundation.

Program Accreditation

The degree programs in the School of Hospitality at MSU Denver are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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Contact the School of Hospitality

Located in the Hospitality Learning Center (HLC), 1190B Auraria Parkway, Room 209

Mailing address:

School of Hospitality
Metropolitan State University of Denver
PO Box 173362, Campus Box 60
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Contact Information

Phone: 303-615-1616
E-mail: [email protected]