The Lasell College 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 first given 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 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 these types of properties.
Students participate in valuable connected learning experiences both on campus and at site visits throughout New England (Stowe Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino to name a few) and throughout the country (including a course that takes students on a comparative study of markets in 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 the Wynn Boston Harbor Resort and Casino where students will complete field experiences, 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 several relevant speakers from the industry, including members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, members of local Gamblers Anonymous chapters, and several high level resort and casino executives. In addition, students are required to complete both a Field Experience and an Internship so that they leave with a full resume of both academic accomplishments and real-world experiences.