Hospitality and Event Management Majors

The Hospitality and Event Management Department offers three majors:

Event Management Major 
In the Event Management major, students learn about the business and operations of planning events of all kinds including non-profit, conventions, meetings, expositions, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. Additionally, students learn about the operations and management of diverse assembly facilities such as stadiums, arenas, performing arts centers, athletic venues, convention centers, ballrooms, and more. Emphasis is placed on operations and customer service quality, major components in the Hospitality industry.

Students are given a comprehensive background in accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, technology, and marketing, while learning about lodging, tourism, food and beverage, service quality, facility operations, special event coordination, non-profit events, convention coordination, and more.

Career options for an Event Management Major:

  • Wedding Planner
  • Convention Planner
  • Corporate Event Planner
  • Catering Director
  • Conference Services Coordinator
  • Sporting Events Coordinator
  • Banquet Director
  • Events Concierge
  • Media Events and Promotions Manager

Learn more and view the Event Management curriculum.

Hospitality Management Major
A Hospitality Management major focuses on the management and organization of hospitality and convention/meeting planning. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies to enhance guest experiences as well as executive level operations practices including lodging, recreation, tourism, food and beverage, private club management, event management, and much more. Throughout the core of their coursework, students learn about service quality and the operations of diverse organizations such as hotel companies, private clubs, spas, stadiums, arenas, airlines, performing arts centers, concert halls, convention centers, cruise lines, and resorts. Opportunities for hands on experience and networking in the industry are provided.

Students are given a comprehensive background in lodging, tourism, food and beverage, service quality, facility operations, event management, private club management, and more.

Career options for a Hospitality Management Major:

  • Hotel/Resort General Manager
  • Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director
  • Hotel Director of Sales
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Private Club Manager
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Tourism Board Marketing Director
  • Service Quality Auditor
  • Director of Guest Loyalty Operations

Learn more and view the Hospitality Management curriculum.

Resort and Casino Management Major
The Resort and Casino Management major is designed to prepare students for management and executive level positions in this expanding industry. It is the only program in New England to offer a Bachelor’s degree in this field and one of only a few throughout the country. With new legislation in Massachusetts allowing for the creation of resort/casinos throughout the state, we are set to train the next generation of managers and executives to operate these facilities.

Students are given a comprehensive background in lodging, tourism, food and beverage, service quality, facility operations, casino regulations, securities, and technology.

Career options for a Resort and Casino Management Major:

  • Cruise Ship Director
  • Surveillance Operator
  • Resort General Manager
  • Casino Revenue Manager
  • Quality Auditor
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Gaming Compliance Manager
  • Group Sales Coordinator
  • Director of Gaming Management
  • Income Audit Manager
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Director of Marketing

Learn more and view the Resort and Casino Management curriculum.

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