Alumni Weekend 2020

In recent events, another successful alumni weekend passed this year. From September 29th to October 4th, alumni from all over the world and of all different ages attended and spoke at several events. Several awards were celebrated to those alumni who have progressed in their careers as BU has prepared them for. The weekend took […]

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An Opportunity for SHA Students

Already Home A new original musical by Isa Very (SHA’21) APPLY NOW By: Isa Very As a senior in the Kilachand Honors College, the keystone project is my senior thesis. In my case, I have been writing an original musical for the last two years. While the original concept was to have a full, in-person production […]

BU SHA and ESSEC Business School (FRANCE) Collaborate for Graduate Students

  PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release September 16, 2020 Boston University School of Hospitality Administration and ESSEC Business School (France) Announce Collaboration for Graduate Students (September 16,  2020) Boston, MA and Cergy (France) – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., has announced the formalized relationship between two of the […]

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Welcome SHA Students! Events and Message From the Dean

September 2nd marks the start of the fall semester at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration. On Wednesday morning, students received a warm welcome message from SHA’s Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., where he expressed his excitement to start the semester. “We are eager to share our perspective on what’s happening in the world of hospitality […]

[MoneyGeek] Professor Christopher Muller Ph.D. Gives His Expert Insight on Leisure and Hospitality Job Losses

Photo by Crew on Unsplash In a recent article by MoneyGeek, SHA Professor Chris Muller, Ph.D. discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the hospitality industry. Dr. Muller answered questions and gave his advice about employee furloughs, and the local and state economies, and the industry’s future.  Read More


[WalletHub] A Review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card by Suzanne Markham Bagnera, Ph.D.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is argued to be one of the best rewards credit cards available on the market. While the Visa card appeals to many travels, Suzanne Markham-Bagnera Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor at SHA provides her expert insight and review in this article. WalletHub’s editors posed three key questions to Dr. Bagnera to […]

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On Thursday, July 30th, the SHA community came together to answer questions about returning to campus for the fall 2020 semester. Dean Upneja, SHA faculty, and staff spoke on topics such as building and classroom operations, student activities, university-wide protocols, and more. To view the recording, please click the button below. Watch a Recording of the […]

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Active Learning to Improve Self-Confidence and Decision-Making Skills Through the Use of Hotel Simulation

By: APOSTOLOS AMPOUNTOLAS, Ph.D. ABSTRACT This study evaluated the use of hotel simulation learning and how it promotes users’ confidence as a decision-making tool. Given the challenges of preparing students for the service industry, it enables them to make hypothetical decisions based on real-life scenarios. The perceived learning experience can enhance students’ critical thinking ability […]

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[Unique Venues] A Communication Primer for Re-Opening and Ensuring Trust

A Communication Primer for Re-Opening and Ensuring Trust | Unique Venues By Leora Halpern Lanz, ISHC As states and provinces roll out their respective phases of (COVID) reopening, it is imperative that we, as venue operators, comprehend our new ways of conducting business and become proactive and effective in communicating them. We want to ensure that […]

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Dean’s Message: Back2BU-SHA

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Greetings, This summer, our team at SHA has worked diligently with the BU community to create a safe and healthy environment for the incoming academic year. As shared previously by Boston University, the campus will re-open with in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester. The following guidelines are what SHA will […]