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)

    This is an advanced course focusing on hospitality marketing strategies for hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions or other related events and experiences. In this course we will build upon and integrate basic marketing principles into complex marketing strategies designed to capture market share. All projects are for real situations with real "clients" to be delivered in real time, enabling us to work with industry professionals. Special attention will be placed on market research, targeted marketing, digital marketing, presentation skills. The semester culminates with an oral, written and visual delivery of the marketing plan to the industry executives. 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