Applies project management knowledge and skills to the planning of tourism events. Event planning, logistics, and management best practices are discussed within the context of leisure, cultural, sporting, lifestyle and business meetings and events.
Requires admission to the Master of Tourism Management program.
Textbooks and Materials
- Events Management, An Introduction, 2nd Ed.
Charles Bladen, James Kennell, Emma Abson, Nick Wilde
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Angela McDonnell, originally from Ireland, moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality business management from DeMonfort University (UK), a post graduate certificate in education from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), a masters of arts - business administration from University of Birmingham (UK), and a postgraduate diploma in further professional studies in education from Durham University (UK).
She is currently the Coordinator of the Hospitality Management program at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkhill, NY. She is also a professor and teaches a range of courses including Introduction to Hospitality Management and Operations, Service Marketing, Service Technology and Innovation, and International Management. Prior to working with St. Thomas Aquinas College, McDonnell served as associate lecturer at University of Derby, in the United Kingdom. In addition to instruction, McDonnell was commissioned to author a Bachelor of Arts module, “Enterprise, Leadership and Strategy”, for online delivery. She also served as a liaison consultant to the United States for University College Birmingham (UCB) in the UK. In this role, she recruited and interviewed students in the United States for internships at UCB, mentored interns, and assessed performance. As senior curriculum leader at UCB, McDonnell also worked extensively in curriculum development and traveled around the world as she set up hospitality and tourism programs in Hong Kong, Maldives, Jamaica, Macau, Germany, France, and Ireland.