The School of Hospitality Administration is a specialized business school that prepares students for careers as managers within the food and travel industries. Areas of concentration include hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, travel agencies, airlines, theme parks, convention centers, and sports stadiums. Graduates are also qualified to work for companies that provide goods and services to the hospitality industry, including consulting firms, investment banks, and food manufacturers. Most SHA graduates accept entry-level management jobs with multinational hotel and restaurant companies.
More than 400 full-time undergraduate students from more than twenty countries are enrolled in SHA’s four-year bachelor’s degree program.
Recent News and Accomplishments
SHA was recently ranked among the top twenty hospitality management programs in the United States by a study in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education.
SHA completed its $4 million building capital campaign in December 2007. One hundred percent of the funds raised were contributed by SHA alumni, parents, and industry friends. The new building is located at 928 Commonwealth Avenue (across the street from the new Agganis Arena and the Student Village) and opened at the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic year.
SHA Annual Fund
Your gift to the SHA Annual Fund not only supports a variety of important educational initiatives and student activities, but also protects the value of your degree by maintaining and increasing the alumni participation rate, an important factor in national rankings. Alumni gifts boost the funding available to current and future students and strengthen the SHA alumni network.
SHA alumni gifts support the following SHA initiatives:
- Annual scholarship awards
- Alumni and student networking events
- Programs and activities such as:
- The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
- SHA Student Government (SHA Gov)
- Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society
- International Students Hospitality Association
- An annual student trip to the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City
All gifts to the SHA Fund are recognized in Check In, SHA’s annual publication, and in the online donor roster found on the SHA alumni website