MS in Management: Hospitality and Event Management


Master of Science in Management

Program at a Glance

  • 100%

    Online or Blended Formats
  • 12-24 months

    Completion Time
  • $600

    Cost Per Course

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 Management 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 Management; 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


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
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

Fall 2019

Course Number Name Format Instructor
FALL MAIN: 9/9 - 12/20
MGMT700 Global Leadership Hybrid McGeough, Robert
MGMT702 Research Methods Hybrid Obeng, Ray
MGMT703 Strategic Information
Hybrid Pineault, Gerald
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Hybrid Staskawicz, Cheryl
MGMT746 Digital Marketing Hybrid Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT752 Change Management Hybrid McKinnon, Bruce
MGMT766 PM Tools & Technology Hybrid Willett, Michael
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone TBA TBA
MGMT799 Internship Capstone TBA Aldrich, Nancy
FALL 1: 9/9 - 10/29
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Carvalho, Katherine
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online Willett, Michael
MGMT741 Marketing Research & Data
Online McGeough, Robert
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Online Huetteman, Janet
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Katherine
MGMT761 Performance MGMT & Employee
Online Howard, Kim
MGTM768 Quantitative Anlys for Manag
Online Borden, Daniel
MGMT771 Accounting for Manag Online Guida, Leonard
FALL 2: 10/30-12/18
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online McGeough, Robert
MGMT703 Strategic Information
Online Pineault, Gerald
MGMT704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerald
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices Online Field, Juliana
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online Arons, Pamela
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online Carvalho, Katherine
MGMT762 Employee Relations, Engage &
Online Aldrich, Nancy
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development Online Aldrich, Nancy
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio
Online Willett, Michael
MGMT769 Stat Tech & Analysis for Decision
Online Borden, Daniel
MGMT772 Financial Analysis for Managers Online Hannon, James

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

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Wednesday, October 9th @ 6:30 p.m.

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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