Hotel School

Boston University

Logo 'Boston University School of Hospitality Administration'The program is designed to prepare students for management and leadership positions in the hospitality industry. In conjunction with your hospitality courses, you will take a variety of challenging liberal arts and management courses to develop a well-rounded education. You will exercise your capacity for critical thinking, clear expression (often in more than one language), and problem-solving -- all essential skills for success in the business world. Beyond the classroom, you will accumulate at least eight hundred hours of field experience in two separate work assignments. Based on an average workday (although in hospitality, there are no "average" workdays!), those two experiences equal more than six months of résumé-enhancing field experience. In fact, many students average 2,000 hours of work experience by the time they graduate -- nearly a full year of on-the-job training. Other hands-on opportunities are plentiful and varied: internships in London, Paris, Sydney, and other international cities, as well as in Boston and throughout the United States; learning directly from top-tier professionals through programs such as the mentor program; an aggressive Career Services Office; and special short project assignments available through School job postings.

Delivering Food To The Front Door: A New, Or Very Old, Convenience?

By Chris Muller

Abstract: A century of commercial competitive conflict between the grocery (food at home or "FAH") and restaurant (food away from home or "FAFH") distribution channels is now being fought on an unexpected but previously contested battlefield: who will own the "convenience" of delivery in the consumer's mind.


Boston University presents its First Icon Award to Richard L. Friedman, President & CEO of Carpenter & Company

Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is pleased to announce Richard L. Friedman as the first recipient of its Icon Award, to be presented Friday, March 20, 2020 at the School's Hospitality Leadership Summit held at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square, Boston.


Chris Muller

Professor of the Practice, Hospitality at Boston University