MS in Management: Hospitality and Event Management

Overview

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 Encore 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

Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Core Courses
MGMT700 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 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SPRING MAIN - 1/15-5/6
MGMT704 Financial Management Hybrid: On-campus 1/21 James Hannon M 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Hybrid: On-campus 1/15 Gerry Pineault T 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT714 Principals of Project Management Hybrid: On-campus 1/17 Mike Willett R 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT741 Marketing Research and Data Analytics Hybrid: On-campus 1/21 Robert McGeough M 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Hybrid: On-campus 1/23 Janet Huetteman W 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT751 Business Strategy Hybrid: On-campus 1/22 Gerry Pineault T 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT761 Performance Management & Employee Development Hybrid: On-campus 1/16 Kim Howard W 6:30 - 9 p.m.
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management Hybrid: On-campus 1/17
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Paula Panchuck
SPRING 1: 1/15 - 3/5
MGMT702 Research Methods Online Dan Borden
MGMT704 Financial Management Online James Hannon
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Judy Vergara
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Online Kim Howard
MGMT750 Ldrship & Ops in Casino & Resort Mgmt Online Dina Tanvuia
MGMT758 Service Quality Management Online Missy Varao
SPRING 2: 3/18 - 5/6
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Robert McGeough
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Gerry Pineault
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Kim Howard
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Cheryl Staskawicz
MGMT747 Event Management Operations Online Wesley Harrington
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Online
MGMT752 Change Management Online Katherine Carvalho 
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt Online Siddharth Mobar

Summer 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SUMMER MAIN: 5/14-8/26
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone Online TBA,  Online
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Online Panchuck, Paula Online
SUMMER 1: 5/14-7/3
MGMT702 Research Methods Online Borden, Daniel Online
MGMT704 Financial Management Hybrid Hannon, James TBA   6:30PM -   9:00PM
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Payne, Mindy Online
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerald Online
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online Reilly, Matthew Online
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online Vergara, Judy Online
MGMT756 Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality Online Mobar, Siddharth Online
MGMT760 New Product Development Online Huetteman, Janet Online
SUMMER 2: 7/3-8/26
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online McGeough, Robert Online
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerald Online
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online Willett, Michael Online
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT736 Leadership & Operations in Lodging Mgmt Online Mobar, Siddharth Online
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl Online
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Online Huetteman, Janet Online
MGMT752 Change Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Online
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias Online Howard, Kim Online
MGMT767 Risk Management Online Willett, Michael Online

Fall 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructor
FALL MAIN - 9/9 - 12/10
MGMT700 Global Leadership Hybrid TBA
MGMT702 Research Methods Hybrid TBA
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Hybrid TBA
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Hybrid TBA
MGMT746 Digital Marketing Hybrid TBA
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT752 Change Management Hybrid TBA
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias Hybrid TBA
MGMT766 PM Tools & Technology Hybrid TBA
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone Online TBA
MGMT799 Internship Capstone Online TBA
FALL 1: 9/9 - 10/29
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online TBA
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Online TBA
MGMT741 Marketing Research & Data Analytics Online TBA
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Online TBA
MGMT761 Performance MGMT & Employee Development Online TBA
FALL 2: 10/30 - 12/18
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online TBA
MGMT704 Financial Management Online TBA
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online TBA
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online TBA
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices Online TBA
MGMT744 Global Marketing Online TBA
MGMT751 Business Strategy Online TBA
MGMT754 Revenue Management in Hospitality Online TBA
MGMT755 Sustainability in Hosp & Event Mgmt Online TBA
MGMT762 Employee Relations, Engage & Retention Online TBA
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development Online TBA
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management Online TBA

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