Where Business
Meets Hospitality.

Gain experience and launch your career among industry influencers with the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program.


The MMH program prepares creative thinkers for careers where business, hospitality, and innovation meet. You’ll learn business management fundamentals and apply them through the lens of exceptional service—all while tapping into a dedicated professional network.


What makes the MMH program different?

It seamlessly ties a rigorous business education into the context of hospitality. From case studies and class assignments, to guest speakers and special events, hospitality and its leaders take center stage. The program’s industry connections are second to none.

With an emphasis on leadership, the MMH program combines core curriculum with electives, an internship, and professional development modules over the course of three semesters. You’ll graduate with a competitive skill set and unmatched experiences as you start your new career.


Master of Management in Hospitality at a glance

 

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Degree Awarded


Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University

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Location


Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York

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Program Format


Full time and in person with a local residency requirement

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Program Schedule


Fall start; three semesters with a summer internship


MMH program highlights

Whether you’re just beginning your career, looking to make a switch, starting a new venture, or taking a leadership role in a family business, the MMH program allows flexible specialization opportunities to bridge knowledge gaps and give you the specific tools you need for success.


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Curriculum on the front lines of hospitality

You’ll not only learn business principles in class, but also put them into action. Industry engagement is baked into the MMH curriculum, which includes an on-location consulting project for the Master Class, hearing from industry leaders at DDLS, and networking with executives through the Leadership Development Program.


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A tight-knit, diverse cohort

Whether you’re traveling, working on class projects, or taking a break from assignments, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your new colleagues. Both culturally and professionally diverse, the MMH cohort comprises only around 50 students. You’ll get to know your classmates well as you support each other’s endeavors.


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Hands-on experiences that support career growth

The MMH program builds your business management skills as you participate in student-run events like Hotel Ezra Cornell, consult on projects with real companies, and complete a summer business internship in a hospitality setting. MMH graduates pursue a range of careers from event planning and tech startups to business management and real estate development.


MMH News & Student Blogs

December 6, 2019

Pitch competition rewards new ‘way’ to pay restaurants

The Pillsbury Institute's pitch competition awarded top prizes to undergraduates in SHA, Dyson, and ILR and a grad student in the MMH program.

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.

May 30, 2019

Year-end reflections from the MMH Class of 2019

Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program graduates share their favorite memories and offer advice for incoming students.


What’s next? Learn more about the MMH admissions process.

All prospective MMH students should apply to the program through the Cornell Graduate School. The MMH admissions team will review your application and credentials. If you’re just getting started, please review our admissions process and application requirements and consider attending an event or connecting with the admissions team.

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Visit Campus


Visit Cornell University and the School of Hotel Administration to learn more about the MMH program, meet with admissions, or connect with current students.

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Connect With Admissions


Let us know you’d like to hear from us, and we’ll send you information on upcoming events, the application process, and the MMH program in general.

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Application Deadlines


Round Deadline
Round 1 December 1
Round 2 January 15
Round 3 March 1
Round 4 (Final) April 15

Upcoming MMH admissions events