Finance, human resources, technology, service, purchasing, communication (and more) to put you on the fast track.

Food and Beverage Business Management

Troubleshooting 101

Our “whole person” education, in the classroom and in the field, will develop your critical and creative thinking skills so that you can begin your career with confidence. You’ll know how to deal with inevitable crises, how to make menu adjustments, and how to manage people.

Grace Under Pressure

This concept is at the heart of our program. Anticipating the needs and desires of the people we serve—being proactive—is not always instinctual! Interpersonal skills are every bit as important as knife skills!

One House: Break Down the Wall

The future of the restaurant business increasingly depends on breaking down the old wall between the front of the house and the back of the house. NECI students know what its like to work in both.

Become a Leader

The first step for students is learning about the many possible careers there are in Food and Beverage Business Management! Once you find your niche, you can begin acquiring the skills you will need. Finance, human resources, technology, service, purchasing and communication are only a few of the areas you will need to understand for career advancement in management or entrepreneurship.

Our Chef-Instructors have impressive careers as industry professionals and will teach you how to put theory into practice every day. We’ll help you choose and prepare for careers that might not even exist yet! In all cases, graduates are prepared to pursue further education in advanced hospitality and culinary management topics.

“Our management programs attract students who have intense entrepreneurial spirits. Graduates leave here with a solid understanding of how to run a business or open one.”

—Michelle Ford, Department Chair, School Hospitality and Restaurant Management



At A Glance

32 month program
Two 12-month residencies
Two off-site externships
120 credits

Enrollment Dates

October 2017
January 2018
May 2018
September 2018

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management

The residential Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Food and Beverage Business Management is a 32-month program that includes two 12-month residencies (three semesters each) of classroom work, and intensive hands-on learning in the foodservice outlets of NECI. Additional hands-on lab work will be offered through intensive internal practicums, lab courses, and a final outside externship at an establishment that will appropriately challenge the student’s skills. Course delivery may be residential, wholly online, or a hybrid of both, depending on the institutional needs, as well as student needs and abilities. 

Whether delivered on-campus or online, the BA in Food and Beverage Business Management is designed to prepare qualified students for professional level careers in the contemporary food and beverage industry. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to understand fundamental business, management, and entrepreneurial skills. This program is designed for individuals seeking to further their careers. Upon completing the program, graduates are able to perform effectively in entry and mid-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.

In all cases, graduates are prepared to pursue further education in advanced hospitality and culinary management topics.

Educational Objectives

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

  • 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 building
  • To improve critical and creative thinking skills

These educational objectives influence 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.

  On-Campus Off-Campus
Cost of Attendance (Bachelors in Food and Beverage Business Mangement)
Tuition $84,000 $84,000
Technology Fee $1,600 $1,600
Room $22,398 -
Board $9,000/$4,500 $9,000/$4,500
Materials $1,160 $1,160
Total Tuition and Fees $118,158/$113,658 $95,760/$91,260
     

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Bachelor of Arts in Food and Beverage Business Management Program Disclosures (2016)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.

 



At A Glance

16 month program
One 12-month residency
One off-site externship
62 credits

Enrollment Dates

October 2017
January 2018
May 2018
September 2018

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Associate of Occupational Studies in Food and Beverage Business Management

The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Food and Beverage Business Management is a 16 month, 4-semester program that includes classroom work, intensive hands-on learning in NECI's public restaurants and operations. 

The AOS in Food and Beverage Business Management is designed to prepare qualified students to become skilled front-of-the house professionals.

Students develop an understanding of management theory as applied to the food and beverage industry, while studying the culture and trends of the hospitality field in general. Using skills learned in this program, graduates are able to perform effectively in front-of-the-house service as dining room supervisors, events managers, and reservationists. 

Educational Objectives

To achieve its primary goal of training skilled front-of-the-house professionals, NECI has established the following educational objectives:

  • To impart to students a basic theoretical knowledge of cooking
  • To provide basic practical training in cooking skills
  • To promote the development of strong managerial attributes 
  • To expand a student’s knowledge of kitchen operations, financial and human resource management, customer service, beverage management, as well as skills in writing, public speaking, and presenting, dress, and demeanor. 

These educational objectives influence 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 who study at NECI.

  On-Campus Off-Campus
Cost of Attendance (Associates in Food and Beverage Business Management)
Tuition $43,400 $43,400
Technology Fee $800 $800
Room $11,199 -
Board $4,500/$2,250 $4,500/$2,250
Materials $810 $810
Total Tuition & Fees $60,709/$58,459 $45,910/$47,260
     

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Associate of Occupational Studies in Food and Beverage Business Management Program Disclosures (2016)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.

 

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At A Glance

22 week program
135-hour externship
24 credits

Enrollment Dates

January 2018
May 2018

Program Disclosure Information

For more information regarding our programs, including graduation rates and median loan debt of completers, please see NECI Program Disclosure Information.

Certificate in Food and Beverage Business Management

Learning in our operations, side-by-side with NECI Instructors for 22 weeks gives you the skills you need to perform with confidence. This intensive “learn by doing” program gets to the heart of day-to-day operations management. 

The Certificate programs are designed to prepare our students to become industry professionals. As graduates, they will be able to perform effectively at one or more positions in a variety of foodservice establishments, depending on concentration. In addition to professional technical skills, Certificate students will also focus on business and entrepreneurial goals.

The Certificate in Food and Beverage Business Management is designed to prepare students to become industry professionals. As graduates, they will be able to perform effectively in entry level positions in a variety of foodservice establishments, restaurants, cafes, and catering operations. In addition to professional technical skills, Certificate students will also focus on business and entrepreneurial goals. Some graduates with life experience may eventually start a small business.

From here, you may go on to other programs, such as NECI’s Associate of Occupational Studies in Food and Beverage Business Management degree.

Educational Objectives

  • To provide practical training in critical aspects of management and achieving guest satisfaction.
  • To prepare students for entry level management positions in the food and beverage industry.
  • To educate students with modern business management practices in the context of the food service industry.
  • To help students develop the attributes of a quality service provider, including product knowledge, efficiency, attentiveness, stamina, multi-tasking, communication and teamwork with particular emphasis on professionalism.
  • To emphasize hands on education thorough experiential learning.
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  On-Campus Off-Campus
Cost of Attendance (Certificate in Food and Beverage Business Management)
Tuition $16,800 $16,800
Technology Fee $400 $400
Room $5,600 -
Board $2,250/$1,125 $2,250/$1,125
Materials $810 $810
Total Tuition and Fees $25,860/$24,610 $20,260/$19,135

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Certificate in Food and Beverage Business Management Program Disclosures (2016)

New England Culinary Institute is required to disclose information regarding the on-time graduation rates, the placement rates, tuition and fees, occupational opportunities, and the median loan debt of students who have completed our degree and certificate programs.

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