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Lasell Adds New Bachelor of Science Degree in Resort and Casino Management

May 21, 2013

Lasell College will add a new degree in Resort and Casino Management starting this fall, reflecting the current competition among developers for licenses for three new casino projects across Massachusetts.

In a move that broadens the College's current Hospitality and Event Management Bachelor of Science degree program, Lasell will now offer three, discrete majors in Hospitality Management, Event Management and Resort and Casino Management.

Currently no Resort and Casino Management degree programs exist at Massachusetts colleges or universities."The Resort and Casino Management major will allow present and future students to study a field that is about to dramatically increase in Massachusetts. We believe that this additional major will attract student from within and beyond the region, as there are very few Bachelor's Degree programs in Casino Management in the U.S., and none currently in Massachusetts," said Jim Ostrow, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lasell.

As part of this initiative, the College also intends to create a strong industry partnership in order to allow students to enhance their work in the classroom through Lasell's hands-on educational philosophy of Connected Learning.

Among the courses to be offered in the new Resort and Casino Management major are:

• Regulatory Legal Security Aspects of Casino Operations
• Technology in Casino Operations
• Advanced Resort and Casino Management
• Legal Issues and Ethics in the Hospitality Industry

 

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