Hospitality Administration

School of Hospitality Administration

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 100

This introductory course is open to all BU students and is the prerequisite for School of Hospitality courses. Students gain an historical perspective and identify current events and trends in lodging, restaurants, and event management. The course provides an overview of the global hospitality/tourism industry, including the critical elements of managing services. The Boston market, multimedia assignments, and team-based projects are integrated into the learning environment. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Hospitality Field Experience I

SHA HF 140

400 hours of supervised internship experience. Students are required to have their HF140 activities pre-approved by their faculty advisor and the Director of Career Services prior to completing work/activities. 0 cr. Tuition: $0

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Financial Accounting for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 210

Prereq: (SHA HF 100). An introductory course in accounting designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the language of business. Examines the basic accounting processes of recording, classifying, and summarizing business transactions. Also provides an opportunity to study elements of financial statements such as assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Human Resources for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 231

Prereq: (SHA HF 100). Explores contemporary human resources management relative to the hospitality industry, with emphasis on planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, and ethnic diversity in the workplace. Specifically, the course concentrates on employee motivation, leadership, training, team building, employee performance, and retention. Management philosophies of work compensation, discipline, and labor relations are discussed as they affect current hospitality industry strategies to attract and retain a quality workforce. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Hospitality Field Experience II

SHA HF 240

Prereq: (SHA HF 100 and SHA HF 140). 400 hours of supervised internship experience. Students are required to have their HF240 activities pre-approved by their faculty advisor and the Director of Career Services prior to completing work/activities. 0 cr. Tuition: $0

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Finance for the Hospitality Industry

SHA HF 410

Prereq: (SHA HF 210) and (SHA HF 310) and (CAS MA 113 or CAS MA 115). Studies the techniques financial managers and external analysts employ to value the firm and its assets. Topics include financial statement analysis, taxation, discounted cash flow, stock and bond valuation, cost of capital, and capital budgeting. The techniques of discounted cash flow and the command of taxation principles developed in the course are applied to commercial real estate analysis, including hospitality properties. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Hospitality Leadership

SHA HF 432

Prereq: (SHA HF 231). Focus on leadership and management for the hospitality industry. Using a leadership continuum as a framework, the course explores 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 are analyzed and applied to the hospitality industry. Leadership tools are explored: hands-on, realistic tools that students can use in personal life, while in school, and in the business world. Seniors only. Permission required for non-SHA students. Contact the SHA advising office at 617-353-0930 for more information. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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International Experience

SHA HF 440

Prereq: (SHA HF 100). This requirement is fulfilled by studying and/or working abroad. Students typically enroll in a BU Study Abroad program, another approved study abroad program or attaining an internship abroad. All students are required to have their HF440 activities pre-approved by their faculty advisor and the Director of Career Services prior to completing work/activities. 0 cr. Tuition: $0

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH)
The School of Hospitality Administration offers a one-year (3-semester) Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) that begins in the summer. Led by both experienced PhD faculty and current leaders in the field, the program provides a career path in hospitality, travel and tourism – the world’s fastest growing industries. To learn more about the MMH program visit bu.edu/hospitality/academics/mmh/.