Graduates will earn a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Hospitality and Event Management. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students 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 financial management, organizational behavior, technology, marketing, and more, and then learn about the inner-workings of the hospitality industry including lodging, food and beverage, service quality, and facility operations.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 13 million people are currently employed in leisure and hospitality jobs in the United States. While many industries have been struggling with unemployment over the past couple of years, new growth in the hospitality industry has had an increase in employment and career opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between December 2009 and December 2010, employment in the industry increased by 240,000 and the leisure/hospitality sector was second only to health care in the number of jobs created in 2011. Additionally, employment of lodging managers is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020. Further projection shows that service-providing sectors are expected to have more job growth than any other sector from 2010 to 2020, with the number of wage and salary-workers in the travel and leisure industries increasing from 7.3 million to 19.4 million, an annual growth rate of 1.5 percent (Industry employment and output projections to 2020).
Lasell College is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.