Prepare for a Great Career

Hospitality isn’t just any career. It’s the world’s fastest-growing industry, encompassing travel, hotels, food service, and entertainment. Above all, hospitality is about people. And it offers you dozens of worldwide career paths to success.

In this dynamic field, graduates of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration have a head start. Their remarkably high job-placement rates and starting salaries prove it. So do the thousands of SHA alumni in leadership roles throughout the industry. What makes our students so successful?

An innovative curriculum

The SHA academic program is both challenging and well rounded. You’ll be immersed in the hospitality field, learning from world-class industry professionals, respected researchers, and seasoned veterans from around the globe. You’ll share the insights of owners and top executives of major hospitality corporations who visit campus in our Distinguished Lecture Series. As part of your degree requirement, you’ll acquire a minimum of 800 hours of work experience plus an unforgettable international experience. And you’ll take thought-provoking liberal arts and management courses, honing your abilities for critical thinking, clear expression, and problem-solving—all vital skills for success in the business world.

A university without limits

At BU, you’ll be part of a renowned research university ranked among the top 50 in the world. That means you’ll have access to a range of academic and pre-professional opportunities few universities can match. With 16 other schools and colleges across three campuses, you can pursue practically any subject. Try your hand at printmaking at the College of Fine Arts. Study Korean literature at the College of Arts & Sciences. Develop your marketing skills at the Questrom School of Business. Both in and out of the classroom, you’ll be exposed to amazing diversity: BU’s more than 30,000 students hail from every state in the union and more than 140 countries.

Real-world experience and connections

Where will you fulfill SHA’s required work experiences? Boston itself is a prime location for learning the business, and we’re right in the heart of it. The city boasts over 1,000 restaurants, 100 hotels, and 3 convention centers. Outside our thriving city, internships await you in places like Auckland, London, Paris, Sydney, Dublin, Madrid, and other hospitality hubs throughout the world and across the US.

To enhance your career preparation, you’ll have mentoring from top-tier professionals and the unwavering support of our Career Services Office. Our strong relationships with leading industry corporations and recruiters give SHA students and graduates a significant advantage. You’ll be ready for the workforce even before the ink is dry on your diploma.

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Undergraduate Programs

Whether you choose Hospitality Administration or Hospitality & Communication, you'll learn from the best in the industry and gain hands-on experience.

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Transfer Students

The SHA community is open to transfer students from other schools within BU and beyond.

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Graduate Students

Advance your career in just one year with a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree.

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