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At A Glance

32 month program
Two 12-month residencies
One off-site externship
120 credits

Enrollment Dates

September 2019

January 2020

May 2020

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.


Cost of Attendance (Bachelors in Food and Beverage Business Mangement)
  On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition $84,000 $84,000
Technology Fee $1,600 $1,600
Room $26,131 -
Board $10,500/$5,250 $10,500/$5,250
Materials $810 $810
Total Tuition and Fees $123,041/$117,791 $96,910/$91,660



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

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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