Where Business
Meets Hospitality.

Gain experience and launch your career among industry influencers with a master’s in hospitality management (MMH) degree.

The master’s in hospitality management program at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration 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, this hospitality master’s 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.

Craft Your Own Hospitality Career Experience With an MMH Degree

Recent alumni tell how the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program prepared them for a career beyond just hospitality.

Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) Degree at a Glance

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Degree Awarded

Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University

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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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Hospitality Master’s Program Schedule

Fall start; three semesters with a summer internship

Master of Management in Hospitality 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 degree curriculum, which includes an on-location consulting project for the Master Class, hearing from industry leaders in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (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. As part of this small group, you’ll benefit from learning with MBA students and other members of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business to broaden your opportunities and knowledge beyond hospitality.

The MMH student experience

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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.

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What’s Next? Learn More About the MMH Admissions Process

All prospective master’s in hospitality management 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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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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Master’s of Management in Hospitality Application Deadlines

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

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MMH News & Student Blogs

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January 27, 2021

Country Clubs and Crisis: How one segment of the hospitality industry is surviving the pandemic

Country clubs offer socially-distanced outdoor amenities and activities that allow people an escape without flouting CDC guidelines or travel restrictions.

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June 22, 2020

SHA celebrates 2020 student award winners

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) proudly presents its award winners and special honor recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year.

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March 31, 2020

MMH externships give insider’s view of the hospitality industry

Two MMH students recap their winter externship experiences shadowing hospitality professionals in revenue management and hotel development.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our MMH Program

Choosing to pursue the MMH program is an exciting next step in your career. Thinking through what this program can bring to your life may stir up questions. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions to help you feel confident that you’re embarking on the next right thing for you!

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