Mike Oshins

Associate Professor of the Practice

DSC_0249Since his arrival at the School of Hospitality Administration in 1989, Dr. Oshins has taught 10 different courses.  He is currently teaching Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and Hospitality Leadership. Prior to his arrival at Boston University, Dr. Oshins was vice president of Integer Dynamics—a hospitality consulting firm focused on operational and technology-based productivity and quality consulting services. He has been published in the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Quarterly and an article review for the Harvard Business Review. His operations experience includes hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. Dr. Oshins earned his undergraduate degree in literature and rhetoric from Binghamton University, graduate degree from Cornell University in hotel administration, and doctorate in human resource education from Boston University. His thesis analyzed the knowledge, skills, and traits differences between good versus great hotel managers. He currently lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Courses

SHA HF 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Serves as the prerequisite to all SHA courses. Students wishing to take any SHA courses must first complete SHA HF 100. An introductory course designed to offer an overview of the hospitality industry. Students gain a historical perspective and track current events. The class discusses the structure of the industry including chains, franchising, ownership, and management. The course explores the inner workings of various components of lodging, food service, and entertainment organizations. It previews the important disciplines covered in upper-level classes. Actual industry examples and case studies are used extensively. This course is not offered to seniors. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.   [ 4 cr. ]

SHA HF 432 Hospitality Leadership

Prereq: (SHA 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. Seniors only. 4 credits, offered Fall & Spring.   [ 4 cr. ]

SHA HF 532 Hospitality Leadership

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. ]

Education

  • BS, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • MPS, Cornell University
  • EdD, Boston University

Contact Information

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
928 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 309
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-0934, moshins@bu.edu