School of Hospitality Administration

The School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) was formed in 1981 in response to the tremendous growth of the hospitality service sector. Drawing on the resources of the city and the industry, we provide students with the skills they need to be successful in this rapidly changing and growing industry.

The School of Hospitality Administration has developed a unique relationship with the city of Boston and employers who make up the industry. The area’s many hotels and restaurants provide students with numerous opportunities for internships to satisfy the work experience requirements of their hospitality degree, including an international experience. Hospitality executives participate as guest lecturers, adjunct faculty members, and student mentors, and serve on the school’s Advisory Board whose purpose is to provide the school with strategic advice and resources.

Students receive a solid background in liberal arts and specialize in topics and courses related to the hospitality industry. The broad range of the curriculum allows students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex human and physical systems that make up the hospitality industry.