4 + 1 Program

SHA’s new 4+1 program paves the way for you to earn a master’s degree in gastronomy at BU’s Metropolitan College in as few as two semesters. Upon graduation from SHA’s bachelor’s degree program, qualified students, with two specific SHA courses under their belts, automatically become a Master of Liberal Arts degree candidate in MET’s gastronomy program. The eight credits for the two required SHA courses (see below) will reduce the total needed for the master’s degree. With this head start, you can complete the remaining eight courses (32 credits) in only two semesters. Just make sure to submit your application during your junior year. See requirements below:

Program Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completing the following 4-credit courses while at SHA:

    Prereq: SHA HF 100 and HF 231

    This course will focus on leadership and management for the hospitality industry. Using a leadership continuum as a framework, we will explore several different levels of leadership, from a "traditional" leadership role as the head of a major corporation to the more personal aspect of self-leadership. Several different leadership models will be analyzed and applied to the hospitality industry. Leadership tools will be explored - hands-on, realistic tools that you will be able to use in your personal lives, while in school and in the business world upon graduation. A special paper about leadership in the hospitality industry will also be required. Seniors only. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring   [ 4 cr. ]

    Prereq: SHA HF260 or SMG MK 323 and SHA HF100 (or SHA 200)

    In this course, students work with local hotel or restaurant sales and marketing groups to develop their strategies, plans and programs for targeted market segments. Class studies and exercises are used to help develop the skills needed by the students to accomplish this. A special paper about branding in the hospitality industry will also be required. Industry speakers bring the current market reality into the classroom. Seniors only. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.   [ 4 cr. ]

For more information, check out the Gastronomy Program’s website.

Contact a Gastronomy Program representative at 617-358-6291 or gastrmla@bu.edu