Metropolitan State University of Denver


"Service Oriented with a Hospitality Attitude"
The HTE Department is uniquely situated being located in the center of downtown Denver. We are directly in the heart of Denver's hospitality industry.

The Hospitality industry is the 2nd largest industry in Colorado. Everyone eats, drinks, sleeps and interacts with others. Our programs are specifically designed to facilitate the above activities, arm you with skills in the latest technology, education, and assist you in effective delivery of customer service. When you graduate from our program you can be confident you are well prepared to enter the hospitality industry.

Our program is ever changing to meet the student's needs. We are continuing to add online courses, as well as weekend and night courses. Our faculty have years of actual experience. They continue to update their education and are an active part of the hospitality industry.

Please take a moment to check out our website, or come in to the Plaza building, room 124. We would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you might have.

The mission of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management Department is to provide demonstrated leadership and excellence in its baccalaureate, professional and technical programs and to render service to the students, citizens, and hospitality industry of the State of Colorado. The Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department provides flexible and individualized interdisciplinary major programs with concentrations to include hotel, restaurant, and tourism events management.


  • Provide instruction and professional assistance to students
  • Assist students in the development of professionalism and an attitude of continued professional growth and individual development.
  • Assist students to recognize their responsibilities as members of the hospitality industry and society.
  • Prepare students for graduate study in Hospitality, or Tourism and Events and related fields.
  • Provide seminars and workshops for the hospitality industry within Colorado and beyond.
  • Conduct applied research in the field of hospitality.
  • Increase the quality and accessibility of hospitality education to citizens of Colorado and beyond.
  • Provide professional assistance to the hospitality industry and citizens of Colorado.

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University of Denver


One of the most respected hospitality programs in the nation.

Established in 1946, the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (KSHM), at the Daniels College of Business, prepares students for senior management positions in the fast-changing and competitive hospitality industry. KSHM graduates possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism business.

Points of pride for Daniels' Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management: Industry-savvy faculty: Students are taught by professional educators who have extensive industry experience and advanced degrees as well as industry veterans who are skillful instructors. They excel at bridging theory to real-world experience and teaching leading-edge management techniques.
State-of-the-art building: The recently constructed KSHM building serves as a management laboratory where students get hands-on experience in a 2,800 square-foot production kitchen, a beverage management center fashioned after a Tuscan wine cellar, a front desk operations center, 170-person dining hall and more with high-speed wireless access throughout.

AACSB accredited: KSHM is one of the few hospitality schools in the world housed within a business college, and has received the highest mark of distinction in business education: accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. You'll graduate from KSHM with a depth and breadth of business knowledge that other hospitality schools can't match.

Unparalleled learning opportunities: In addition to the KSHM facilities, our students benefit from our close proximity to Colorado's world-class resorts and Denver's metropolitan offerings. There are countless opportunities to roll up your sleeves and gain real-world experience.

Exceptional career placement: KSHM achieves 100 percent career placement for students who actively seek employment thanks to our extensive career development activities, industry ties and the many opportunities you'll have to build a professional network.

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