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MS in Hospitality and Event Management


Master of Science in Management

  • 100%

    Online or Blended Formats
  • 12-24 months

    Completion Time
  • $600

    Cost Per Credit

Multifaceted understanding of hospitality and event management

Topics addressed in the Hospitality and Event Management concentration include managing diverse teams and complex revenue structures, delivering best-in-class service, and managing, and marketing effective brands. Lasell's M.S. in Hospitality and Event Management faculty members are industry professionals who will prepare you for success in whatever field you pursue, including skills like: Employing data analytics to understand and fulfill evolving consumer demands, anticipating and responding to seasonal trends, and strategizing for growth.

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:

  • Participate in networking events with local businesses, alumni, and corporate partners including Encore Boston;
  • Focus on skills-based learning with courses in Risk Management, Operations Strategy, and Financial Management;
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field;
  • and more.

The Hospitality industry is nearing its 10th consecutive year of growth employing nearly 1 in 10 people globally. With consumers diversified get-away options including personal home rentals, destination food events, and more the global industry has increased demand for skilled professionals. *

Professional Outcomes: 

  • Hotel/Resort General Manager
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Tourism Board Marketing Director
  • Director of Guest Loyalty Operations Surveillance Operator

Personalized, Accessible, and Connected Learning

All classes within the Master of Science in Hospitality and Event Management degree program at Lasell University are capped at 23 students. This allows for highly collaborative, personalized learning. Throughout the program, you will encounter opportunities to align your studies with your specific goals and expand your professional network and benefit from new experiences. The Hospitality and Event focus will position you to take your career to the next level and attain leadership roles where you can have a real and immediate impact in your industry.

*Source: Deloitte, 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook


Concentration Courses
MGMT756 Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality 3
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt 3
MGMT758 Service Quality Management 3
Core Courses
MGMT700 Global Leadership 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT704 Financial Management 3
MGMT705 Organizational Theory 3
MGMT707 Operations Strategy 3
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing 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

Winter 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
Winter 1/2 - 1/17
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Reilly, Matt

Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11
MGMT704 Financial Management Hybrid Hannon, James
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Hybrid Pineault, Gerry
MGMT741 Marketing Research & Data Analytics Hybrid McGeough, Bob
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Hybrid Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT751 Business Strategy Hybrid McKinnon, Bruce
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development Hybrid Howard, Kim
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management Hybrid Sawhney, Anil
MGMT767 Risk Management Hybrid Sawhney, Anil
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone   TBA
MGMT799 Internship Capstone   Waldron, Nancy
SPRING 1: 1/22 - 3/10
MGMT702 Research Methods Online Obeng, Raymond
MGMT704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Vergara, Judy
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Online Parry, Robin
MGMT758 Service Quality Management Online Buchin, Stanley
MGMT760 New Product Development Online Huetteman, Janet
MGMT769 Statatisitical Analysis for Decision Making Online Borden, Dan
SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Parry, Robin
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerry
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Howard, Kim
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Borden, Dan
MGMT746 Digital Marketing Online Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT747 Event Management Operations Online Butt, Dianne
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT752 Change Management Online TBA
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt Online Mobar, Siddharth
MGMT766 PM Tools & Technology Online Sawhney, Anil
MGMT770 Managerial Economics Online Johansson, Tulin
MGMT773 Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture Creation Online McGeough, Bob

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. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  4. 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 or emailed to:

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

Live Q & A sessions

Tuesday, September 29 @ 5:00 p.m. (EST)

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NECHE: The New England Commission on Higher Education


ICHRIE: International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education


AH&LA: American Hotel & Lodging Association


ACPSP: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs