Resort and Casino Management
The Lasell University Resort and Casino Management program is designed to prepare students for management and executive level positions within this complex and challenging industry. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students majoring in Resort and Casino Management will gain the expertise, commitment, and skills for management positions in this expanding industry that provides food and beverage, lodging, tourism and entertainment experiences to people around the world. Students are given a comprehensive background in the business world including accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, technology, marketing and more, all while learning about the inner workings of the resort and casino industry including lodging, food and beverage, service quality, facility operations, casino regulations, security, gaming operations, resort development and technology. Throughout their coursework, students learn about service quality, brand management and the operations of diverse organizations such as resorts, casinos, cruise ships and the related segments of the industry.
Students participate in valuable connected learning experiences both on campus and at site visits throughout New England (Stowe Mountain Resort, Killington Resort, Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, MGM Springfield, etc.)
Students in this major also go on a field trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they meet with top industry executives, go on multiple site visits and complete projects based on current industry trends and issues. This program has a unique and exciting partnership with Encore Boston Harbor Resort and Casino. The partnership will entitle students to complete internships, take classes, and work one on one with executives, department managers and supervisors at the resort. On campus, students have the opportunity to listen to and meet with relevant speakers from the industry, including members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, members of the local Gamblers Anonymous chapters, and top-level resorts and casino executives. In addition, students are required to complete two internships so that they graduate with a full resume of both academic accomplishments and real world experiences.
Our Hospitality Advisory Board connects students with industry professionals, providing them with networking opportunities, site visit experiences, professional feedback, and opportunities for community service, volunteer experiences, internships and post-graduation employment. Students in the hospitality management programs are given many additional opportunities to make connections, gain experience, and prepare themselves for successful careers upon graduation. Some examples include visiting resort/casino properties in Las Vegas, attending the International Hotel Experience in New York City and taking part in site visits where they meet with executives at major resorts all around New England. Double majoring is not allowed among the three hospitality majors (Hospitality Management, Event Management, and Resort and Casino Management), however minoring in Event Management is allowed. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Resort & Casino 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 Resort and Casino 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.