2019 Employment Report – Master of Management in Hospitality

Curious about your potential for job placement and earnings from the Cornell MMH degree? Explore the jobs, salaries, locations, companies, and industry sectors of recent graduates.

Class of 2019: Full-Time Employment

The MMH Class of 2019 included 52 graduates.

90% received an offer within 6 months of graduation

88% of those seeking a job obtained one

Class of 2019: Base Salary and Bonus Data

The figures below represent the average base salaries and signing bonuses for MMH graduates who accepted full-time offers.

$60, 623 Average Base Salary
$4,792 Average Signing Bonus

Class of 2019 Salary Data

Starting salaries for Cornell’s MMH graduates are strong. Our graduates get noticed—thanks to the quality of the MMH program, the prestige of the degree in the marketplace, and the networking power of the extensive Hotelie alumni family.

 Years Experience Average Median Minimum Maximum
 One or fewer $50,870 $50,610 $42,000 $60,000
 One to three $47,032 $50,000 $16,000 $75,000
 Three to five $77,917 $71,250 $55,000 $115,000

Industry Distribution and Average Base Salaries

 Industry Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Hospitality $55,658 54%
   Property $51,579 24%
   Food Service/Restaurant $60,833 15%
   Corporate N/A 12%
   Casino N/A 3%
 Real Estate $59,756 20%
 Technology N/A 15%
 Other* $87,333 11%

*Other includes consulting, education, retail, and transportation

Job Function Distribution and Average Base Salaries

Alumni of the MMH program pursue a wide variety of job types within the hospitality industry sectors outlined above. Most MMH program graduates take positions in management. Finance, operations, consulting, and other roles are also common choices.

 Function Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 General Management $65,389 44%
 Finance $70,000 19%
 Consulting $44,946 12.5%
 Operations/Logistics $56,110 12.5%
 Marketing/Sales N/A 9%
 Human Resources N/A 3%

Base Salaries by Region

 Region Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 United States $64,608 71%
   Northeast $74,694 34%
   West $46,122 19%
   South N/A 9%
   Mid-Atlantic N/A 6%
   Midwest N/A 3%
 International  $41,969 29%

Top Employers

The following companies and organizations were some of the top employers that hired 2019 MMH graduates.

Accord logo
ASAP holdings logo
Canva logo
Four Seasons logo
IHG logo
Jet Blue Airways logo
JLL logo
Journal Hotels logo
Lynk Global logo
Revenue Management Solutions logo
The Mansion at Glen Cove logo
The French Laundry logo
ZS Associates logo

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