Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management

The Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management is a 15-month degree program (beyond the associate degree or other qualifying educational credits and industry experience) that includes six months of intensive classroom work and project-based learning, and one 9-month, non-resident term. The non-resident term includes online coursework and one 700-hour internship.

This program is designed for students seeking to further advance their careers in the business and management aspects of the hospitality field. Upon completing the program, graduates are able to perform effectively in entry-level management positions in the hospitality industry, such as assistant kitchen manager, banquet or events director, manager in a small restaurant, or assistant food and beverage manager.

Educational Objectives

To best prepare students for work in business and management positions in the industry, NECI has established the following educational goals:

  • To focus on the business aspects of the hospitality industry, including purchasing, safety, beverage management, cash control, community relations, training, marketing, teamwork, accounting, business writing, and entrepreneurship.
  • To develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed, including negotiation, motivation, time management, business etiquette, self-awareness, and team creation.
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills.
  • To develop conversational skills in Spanish—the second most-used language in the industry.

These educational objectives inform all facets of the program, from the curriculum and teaching techniques to the code of student conduct in the classroom, and serve as important guidelines for all those in the program.

At New England Culinary Institute, we maintain a low student-to-teacher ratio in our live-production kitchens as well as our traditional classrooms. While it is important to learn and expand practical culinary, baking, and hospitality skills, it is also important to expand your academic foundation which includes math, writing, professional development and depending upon your program, may include history and culture, economics, financial analysis, and more.

To learn more about New England Culinary Institute or this degree program, contact our Admissions department at 1.877.223.NECI (6324) or

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