Academic Departments

Department of Marketing & Management

Melissa A. Varao, Ph.D.

Chair of Marketing/Management; Associate Professor Hospitality and Event Management

Office: DeArment House, #5

Tel: 617-243-2499


The Marketing and Management Department offers majors in Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Resort and Casino Management and four minors in conjunction with other departments.

The Marketing and Management majors are designed to teach a broad range of transferable skills, strong competence in critical thinking, and hands-on business experience. There are a wide variety of Connected Learning sites on campus for Business students, including, for instance, Lasell Village, the Holway Child Study Centers, the Donahue Bookstore, SODEXO, and the Registrar’s Office. In addition, students participate in a variety of projects and field trips off-campus, at such locations as L.L. Bean, the Boston Financial District, and The Boston Globe. The Internship program provides a capstone work experience for all Business students during their senior year. By graduation, all students will have had the opportunity to explore an assortment of business venues ranging from small, entrepreneurial companies to large, Fortune 500 businesses.

The Marketing and Management Department also offers a Master of Science in Management with several areas of concentration.