The Lasell University Event Management program is designed to prepare students for management and executive level positions, as well as for entrepreneurial opportunities within this complex and challenging field. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students majoring in Event Management gain the expertise, commitment, and skills for management positions in this expanding industry through a comprehensive background in the business world including social event management, meeting & convention sales & planning, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, technology and marketing. They learn about the inner workings of the hospitality and events industry including food and beverage, legal and ethical issues, and event operations, as well as about the individual segments of the industry like conventions, trade shows, social events, weddings, corporate events, non- profit events, concerts and sporting events, among others. Throughout the core of their coursework, students learn about service quality and the operations of diverse organizations such as convention centers, private clubs, stadiums, arenas, resorts, performing arts centers, concert halls and cruise lines.

Students gain valuable connected learning experience both on campus and at site visits throughout New England (MGM Grand, Encore Boston , Ritz-Carlton, TD Garden, Woodland Country Club, Fenway Park, Hynes Convention Center, Foxwoods , Mohegan Sun are just a few examples).

In addition, students are required to complete two Field Experiences and one full internship so that they build a resume with both academic accomplishments and real-world experiences by the time that they graduate, to mention a few our interns & graduates are employed by major event management companies like Corinthian Events, Rafanelli Events, Tyger Productions, Liz Page & Associates & Groove Boston.

The program is also embedded with globally recognized prestigious professional hospitality & event industry certifications & designations that students earn, these certifications increases the marketability of students for internships & full time careers.

Students in the hospitality management programs are also given many additional opportunities to make connections, gain experience, and prepare themselves for successful careers upon graduation. They gain networking and job opportunities through our professional Advisory Board, have the opportunity to attend the International Hotel Experience Show in New York City, meet one-on-one with successful business owners and directors in their respective field, and create marketing and business plans for local business owners. Hospitality Management students are strongly encouraged to study abroad, considering the diverse and global nature of their field of study, Lasell University has partnerships with leading hospitality universities in Switzerland, Italy, Spain & Australia.

Double majoring is not allowed among the three hospitality majors (Hospitality Management, Event Management, and Resort and Casino Management). Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Event Management.

By planning early, in consultation with an academic advisor, students may be able to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor's degree in Event Management to 3 or 3½ years.

The Double Laser Program offers students the opportunity to earn an accelerated Master's degree in as little as one year after graduation, while also saving up to 30% on graduate school tuition.