The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration has long represented the gold standard in hospitality education, where professionals from across the globe come together to strategize, problem-solve, and forge the future.
The hospitality industry is now experiencing transformation like no other point in history. This will require new leaders who can rise to today’s most urgent business challenges.
Cornell now offers the opportunity to earn an Executive Master of Management in Hospitality (EMMH) primarily online so you can master the essential aspects of the hospitality business without putting your career on pause.
This 20-month program consists of engaging online courses combined with residential sessions in Ithaca and New York City taught by Cornell Nolan School faculty. Whether you’re in a leadership role or aspire to one, this degree will help you advance your skills in hospitality operations, finance, HR, marketing, and real estate, all while developing your ability to think strategically, lead with an analytical mindset, and drive change.
The courses in the program are firmly grounded in practice and highly applied to today’s evolving hospitality landscape. Ongoing virtual events and two residential sessions provide rich opportunities to interact with your professors and to build a network of lasting professional relationships with classmates from around the world.
15 Online Courses
2 Residency Weeks
Part-Time While You Work
Benefits of Earning an Executive Master of Management in Hospitality
The Executive Master’s of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University will prepare you to:
- Communicate powerfully and manage effectively across a wide set of hospitality stakeholders
- Combine a deep understanding of the business of hospitality with powerful data and analysis tools to improve your decision making
- Drive change to help your organization respond to developments and disruption in the hospitality industry
- Lead a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization
- Strategically assess the competitive landscape and prepare your organization for new opportunities
Tuition and Financial Aid
Estimated tuition for the 2022–2023 cohort is $90,429, billed in five installments at the start of each program term. Tuition for 2022–2023 is being finalized and will be announced in January 2022. Additionally, an application fee of $105 is due when you submit your application.
If you receive an offer of admission and want to accept it, you must officially do so through the online application system by the date indicated in your admission letter. When you accept your offer, you must also pay a nonrefundable admission deposit of $1,500, which secures your place in the incoming class and will be credited toward your first-semester tuition bill.
For more information, please visit the Office of the Bursar’s website.
The costs of accommodations and most meals during your Ithaca and New York City residency sessions are included in the program tuition. Other meals and transportation are at your own expense.
There are no fellowships or grants available for this program, but US students are eligible to apply for federal Stafford loans. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business Financial Aid Office handles federal loan information. Some merit scholarships are available. All applicants will be considered for merit scholarships at the time of EMMH program admission. There is no separate application requirement for merit scholarships.
February 15, 2022
May 16, 2022
Program Start Date
September 1-6, 2022*
Ithaca Residency Week
August 22-29, 2023*
New York City Residency Week