MS in Management: Hospitality and Event Management


Master of Science Management

The Hospitality and Event Management concentration provides graduate students with sound preparation to excel in the dynamic, global hospitality industry.

A convenient online approach

  • Courses are available 100% online or in a blended on-campus format
  • 36 credits of coursework: 21 credits in the core program curriculum; 9 credits of concentration-specific courses; 6 credits of electives; Capstone project
  • Affordable 8 or 16-week courses
  • ACBSP Accredited

Develop a multifaceted understanding of hospitality management
Topics addressed in the Hospitality and Event Management concentration include:

  • Managing diverse teams and complex revenue structures
  • Delivering best-in-class service
  • Developing, managing, and marketing effective brands
  • Employing data analytics to understand and fulfill evolving consumer demands
  • Anticipating and responding to seasonal trends
  • Strategizing for growth

Get ahead in one of the world’s largest industries
The Hospitality and Event management concentration will position you to hold leadership positions across the industry, in settings that include restaurants, hotels, resorts, and casinos. Coursework emphasizes emerging areas of knowledge, such as revenue management, enhanced data analytics, and the impact of the increasingly influential sharing economy, ensuring graduates are well versed in current industry trends and poised to make an impact. Thanks to a recent partnership with the Wynn Resort Casino, a major player in the industry, Lasell graduate students benefit from an additional opportunity to expand their network and deepen their professional experience.

Personal, accessible, and fulfilling
At Lasell, all classes – both online and in person – are capped at 23 students, which enables active learning that is collaborative and personalized. Over the course of your program, you’ll work closely with dedicated faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom, and have opportunities to align your education with specific goals through student-driven projects such as a Capstone research project or internship.

Career advancement
Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Engage with an active alumni community
  • Participate in career services programs that include webinars on developing a career plan

Exceptional opportunities
Your concentration in Hospitality and Event Management is the first step toward a new job in the industry, or an advanced position that aligns with your current career track. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Director of Hotel Services
  • Director of Special Events
  • Resort Manager
  • Director of Events and Operations
  • Hotel Operations Manager


Core Courses
MGMT700 21st Century Global Leadership 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT704 Financial Management 3
MGMT705 Organizational Theory 3
MGMT706 Marketing Management 3
MGMT707 Operations Strategy 3
Concentration Courses
MGMT756 Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality 3
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt 3
MGMT758 Service Quality Management 3
Choose 1 from the following:
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone 3
MGMT799 Internship Capstone 3

Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits

Course Schedule

Spring 2018

Main Session, 1/16 - 5/7
Spring Session I, 1/16 - 3/6
Spring Session II, 3/19 - 5/7

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/TimeSession Dates
MGMT 704 Financial Management Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/18 Hannon, James R 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 706 Marketing Management Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/23 Buchin, Stanley T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 707 Operations Strategy Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/16 Pineault, Gerry T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 741 Marketing Research Online McGeough, Robert M 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 751 Business Strategy Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/25 Pineault, Gerry R 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 798 Research Project Capstone Online Field, Juliana Main 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 799 Internship Capstone Online TBA Main 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 705 Organizational Theory Online Dolamore, Joan Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerry Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 728 Human Resources Management Online Spangenburg, Janice Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 750 Ldrship & Ops in Casino & Resort MGMT Online Tanvuia, Dina Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 758 Service Quality Management Online Varao, Missy Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 700 21st Century Global Leadership Online Parry, Robin Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 703 Strategic Information Management Online Erande, Matithily Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 706 Marketing Management Online Arongs, Pam Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 731 Human Resources Law Online Howard, Kim Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 745 Marketing Strategy Online Huetteman, Janet Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 747 Event Management Operations Online Harrington, Wesley Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 752 Change Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk MGMT Online Mobar, Siddharth Session II 3/19 - 5/7

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Management graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466