Academics

At the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, you get the best of both academic worlds: a rigorous, industry-specific management education taught by the School’s full-time PhD faculty, and a broad liberal arts education drawing on courses offered by the University’s other schools and colleges.

Learn from outstanding faculty and industry leaders

In SHA’s full-time, four-year bachelor’s degree program, you’ll learn how to manage a staff, set prices, market a hospitality business, and much more, all using the latest technology. Our curriculum is carefully crafted and frequently reviewed by industry professionals who know what it takes to become a successful hospitality manager. In fact, many top-tier business leaders come to campus to share their insights directly with SHA students in our exceptional Distinguished Lecture Series.

Pursue a dual degree or a minor

Here’s another advantage of attending a renowned liberal arts university. To boost your career prospects or simply explore other interests, you can earn a dual degree or choose a minor in any other school or college at BU. Or you might apply to our 4+1 program, which allows you to earn a master’s degree in gastronomy in as few as two additional semesters.