For Hotelies, Life is Service

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


The School of Hotel Administration’s commitment to antiracism

Dean Walsh outlines preliminary action items for SHA, which include new training requirements and seminars, curriculum improvements, and a commitment to improve Black representation in industry-focused programming.

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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 management. 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

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June 5, 2021

Opinion: The S&P 500 would be below 1,600 without these 3 pillars and those supports are now weakening

Private equity now plays a much bigger role than in the past, says Andrew Karolyi, dean of Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business.

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June 3, 2021

Celebrating the Class of 2021

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and its three schools celebrate the Class of 2021.

May 26, 2021

Merrill Scholars thank educators who shaped Cornell journeys

Congratulations to our 2021 Merrill Presidential Scholars–Dyson's Roger Hyman BS '21 and Ruth Park BS '21 and SHA's Samay Bansal BS '21 are Carol Wang BS '21.

COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The School of Hotel Administration has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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. At our Ithaca, New York campus, you’ll find an experience, and a network, like no other.

Bachelor of Science 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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Master of Professional Studies (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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Master of Science & PhD Degree Programs

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 Programs

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

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Online Executive Education Programs

A wide range of online courses and certificate programs give hotel managers and other 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.

Vince Slaugh

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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Promote industry growth

The School of Hotel Administration has created six centers and institutes designed to promote industry growth and enrich the educational curriculum by providing opportunities for students to put their learning into practice and to work directly with our corporate members.

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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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Hotel School Quick Facts

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 hotel management industry.

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The Statler Hotel

Immersive hospitality experience right on our New York 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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