Welcome to the School of Hospitality Administration

Can you picture yourself interning at a posh hotel in Paris? Planning large fundraising events for a nonprofit organization? Helping a multinational company like Marriott or Hyatt finance, market, or choose locations for new resort properties? An education from Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) can put these dreams within your reach sooner than you might think. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills and training to step into a hospitality management position in the world’s fastest-growing industry.

At SHA, you’ll be part of a vibrant, global community that's pushing the boundaries of hospitality and service. You’ll push your own boundaries here, too, with rigorous academics, extensive real-world work requirements, and enriching international experiences. Our distinguished faculty will challenge and inspire you in state-of-the-art classrooms, immersing you in the hospitality management industry from day one. At the same time, courses from BU’s top-ranked liberal arts curriculum will give you the well-rounded knowledge and communication skills so important in the uniquely people-oriented, multicultural field of hospitality management. See why our students dare to dream big—and why their starting salaries are higher than many of their peers'. We’d love to help you find your future here.

Undergraduate Program

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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Graduate Program

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

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Featured News

May 22, 2018
[BU Today] SHA Students Help Real-World Clients with Hospitality …

“Hand your business marketing over to a bunch of college students? That’d be crazy, right? Maybe not. Since 2015, hospitality businesses large and small have …

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May 14, 2018
[BU Today] What’s it Like to be a Twin? …

Identical Twins Birthday: April 2, 1996 Hometown: Winchester, Mass. Do you have similar interests and do a lot of things together? Elise and Leah: We both love cooking, …

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April 12, 2018
[SKIFT] Dr. Mody on Carlson Rezidor’s Rebrand as Radisson

Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Dolce, and Travelodge have a lot more in common than just being hotel brands. Together, the franchises represent …

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April 6, 2018
[BU Today] Chopped Finalist Jared Goldberg’s (SHA ’20) Mission …

Photo by Michael Goldberg When he was 17, Jared Goldberg (SHA’20) made it to the final round on the teen version of Food Network’s Chopped. He …

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April 6, 2018
[FITT] Dr. Petrick’s Perspective on the History of Lettuce

  For a historical perspective on the humble salad bowl, here’s a podcast wherein Dr. Gabriella Petrick – SHA’s food & beverage management expert – …

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March 16, 2018
[Hospitality Upgrade] School of Hospitality Students on Transforming Social …

“As human beings, we are a species that inherently craves information. Our world is information-driven, and social media has only compounded the impact on individuals. …

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