by Sarah J.F. Braley | April 08, 2016

Metropolitan State University of Denver's Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events is adding a bachelor of science in event and meeting management, to be first offered in fall 2016. "This new offering allows us to serve a growing industry," said Carol Krugman, chair of the HTE department, in a blog post on the university's website. "It's a classic win-win for both students and potential employers."

According to the school, the curriculum is based on global industry benchmarks established in 2011 - the professional Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards and Certified Meeting Professional-International Standards. Required courses include event project planning; event catering strategies; event support systems; corporate meetings; conventions and trade shows; event and meeting contracting; advanced planning and risk management; special event and wedding production; global meetings and events; hospitality, tourism and event fundamentals; managerial accounting for hospitality; human resources in hospitality, and marketing for hospitality.