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For Hotelies, Life is Service

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University provides the most relevant, groundbreaking hospitality business education in the world.


Cornell School of Hotel Administration: two students talk while overlooking a cityscape What does it mean to be a Hotelie?

The School of Hotel Administration, also known as SHA, embodies the meaning of hospitality: making a difference in others’ lives. It’s about leadership, passion, and emotional intelligence. It’s knowing that hospitality is everywhere.

SHA, as part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, is the world’s hub for teaching, researching, and facilitating connections through the business of hospitality. Hotelies are consistently earning their place among the industry’s history books, and our dedicated alumni know this well. Wherever you are across the globe, you’ll find a Hotelie. We’re proud to be the first—and the best—School of Hotel Administration.

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News and Features from SHA

November 18, 2019

Mia Kyricos, Hyatt’s global head of well-being, receives Cornell award

Mia Kyricos, MMH ’03, senior VP and global head of well-being at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, received the 2019 Cornell MMH Outstanding Alumna of the Year.

November 15, 2019

Learning to manage, with feeling

Kristina Workman’s research and teaching focus on the value of compassion and positive interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

November 4, 2019

Andrew Quagliata teaches aspiring entrepreneurs the art of communication

Andrew Quagliata teaches aspiring entrepreneurs communication skills that can help boost their careers and bring success to other areas of their lives, too.


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Academic Programs

Building purposeful, authentic, vibrant leaders in hospitality

Each of our undergraduate students, graduate students, and executive education participants have one thing in common: a passion for hospitality.

SHA’s deep industry connections bring learners face-to-face with successful entrepreneurs, high-level executives, global thought leaders, and seasoned alumni. You’ll find an experience, and a network, like no other.


BS in Hotel Administration

Gain a foundation in business principles and apply them to the hospitality industry with core courses, electives, concentrations, and 800 hours of required practice credit.

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Master of Management in Hospitality

For career switchers, career enhancers, entrepreneurs, and those with a family business background, the MMH program includes core courses and custom electives.

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MPS in Real Estate

The Baker Program in Real Estate, offered in partnership with Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, will prepare you for career success with concentrations, an internship, and global treks.

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MS or PhD

The MS and PhD programs are highly competitive, research-focused degrees that are best suited for students pursuing careers in hospitality academia and research.

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In-Person Executive Education

For hospitality executives and general managers, SHA’s on-campus executive programs are interactive, taught by SHA faculty, and offer incredible networking opportunities.

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Online Executive Education

A wide range of online courses and certificate programs give hospitality professionals access to SHA’s experienced faculty from anywhere in the world.

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Whether you’re working in a restaurant or a hotel, in real estate or in finance, hospitality is about creating an emotional connection with every guest or customer that they will always remember.


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Faculty Thought Leaders

Mathematical elegance meets social relevance

Vince Slaugh, Assistant Professor
Services Operations Management

Slaugh has focused his research on questions related to nursing-home staffing and maximizing adoption opportunities for teens. His interests complement those of other faculty members in SHA who are concerned with making healthcare more hospitable.

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Influencing the hospitality industry with relevant dialogue and timely, rigorous research

SHA’s faculty focus directly on research that benefits the industry in areas such as real estate and finance, services management and marketing, human resources, food and beverage management, and organizational behavior.

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Preparing the industry leaders of tomorrow

SHA faculty prepare students to be emotionally intelligent, culturally aware, and technologically savvy. Most importantly, they teach students the importance of the Hotelie service mindset.

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Quick Facts

Infographic: Year founded, 1922; faculty, 66; undergraduate & graduate students, 1,000; alumni worldwide, 14,000+

SHA is a place where you can learn how to balance budgets in the morning then discover Spain’s Rioja region in your Introduction to Wines course at night. One of the most valuable aspects of SHA is the opportunity to work and learn from the best in the industry.


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The Statler Hotel

Immersive hospitality experience right on campus

The Ivy League’s only teaching hotel

The Statler Hotel’s reputation for providing the highest level of service and attention to detail is the product of its mission to educate the world’s emerging hospitality leaders. More than 200 students work alongside seasoned professionals, honing their skills across all hotel and restaurant operations.

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