Mansour Moussavi


JWU Faculty Since 1985

Professor Mansour Moussavi

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About Mansour

Professor Mansour Moussavi teaches various courses in hospitality management, finance and economics.

Prior to his teaching career, he spent 15 years working in hotels and restaurants in Europe and the United States. In addition, he spent a decade working as a restaurant owner/operator in the Boston area. He also spent time consulting for both hotels and restaurants in the area of revenue/costs analysis and reporting.


  • PhD, Humanities/International Business & Economics, Salve Regina University
  • MBA, University of Scranton BA, Hotel & Institutional Management, Sheffield Halam University
  • AA, Hotel Management, Tehran Hotel College
  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Strategic management is about decision-making. I tell students that you don’t do the same job every day — you meet different people, have different experiences. It’s dynamic.

Teaching Interests

Hospitality Finance
Hotel Asset Management
Hospitality Franchising

Scholarly Interests

Hospitality Financial Analysis
Hospitality Franchising


  • Franchising & Licensing
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Strategic Marketing in Service Dominant Logic
  • Finance
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Corporate Finance

Professional Affiliations

The International Association of Hospitality Financial Management Education (IAHFME)
The Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional (HFTP)
International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education ((ICHRIE)

Q&A with Mansour

What Is Your Favorite Teaching Moment?

When students give me examples for abstract concepts that I teach in my lectures, It is very rewarding for me.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Improve your analytical skills with finance courses that will serve you in future both professionally and personally.

What College Do You Teach In?

College of Hospitality Management