The Hospitality Management program is designed to prepare students for management and executive level positions within a complex and challenging global environment. Students gain a comprehensive background in the business world including accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, technology, marketing and more, and then learn about the inner-workings of the hospitality industry including lodging, hospitality law, food and beverage, service quality, hotel branding & franchising & operations. Students in this major are given the opportunity to create and follow their own path in the industry through a selection of classes that may be of particular interest to them including hotel operations, private club management, restaurant management, global tourism, entrepreneurship, sport facility management and sustainability. Students learn about service quality and the operations of diverse organizations, such as hotel companies, private clubs, spas, stadiums, arenas, airlines, performing arts centers, concert halls, convention centers, cruise lines, and resorts. The program has a strong global perspective and encompasses both public and private sectors.
Students gain valuable connected learning experience both on campus and at site visits throughout New England (MGM Grand, Boston Harbor Hotel, Ritz-Carlton, TD Garden, Woodland Country Club, Fenway Park, Hynes Convention Center, Foxwoods , Mohegan Sun, and the Taj Hotel 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 brands like the Breakers Palm Beach Florida, Fairmont, Loews, Disney Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental & Hilton Hotels.
The program is also embedded with globally recognized prestigious professional hospitality 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), however Hospitality Management students are allowed to minor in Event Management. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality 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 Hospitality 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.