Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) Career Outcomes

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

Class of 2020*: Full-Time Employment

The MMH class of 2020 included 41 graduates. The large majority of the class—86 percent—obtained a job within six months of graduation.

*graduated in December 2020

Class of 2021: Full-Time Employment

86%

RECEIVED OFFERS

within six months of graduation

86%

ACCEPTED OFFERS

within six months of graduating from the MMH program

Graduates with US work authorization received a slightly higher percentage of offers at 92 percent, while non-US work authorization graduates received a slightly lower percentage of offers at 80 percent.

92%

RECEIVED OFFERS

Graduates with US work authorization within six months of graduation

80%

RECEIVED OFFERS

Graduates with non-US work authorization within six months of graduation

Class of 2020: Base Salary

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

The average base salary of MMH graduates was $63,585. Graduates with US work authorization received a slightly higher average base salary of $67,000, while non-US work authorization graduates received a slightly lower average base salary of $61,450.

$63,585

AVERAGE BASE SALARY

MMH class of 2020

$67,000

AVERAGE BASE SALARY

Graduates with US work authorization

Median: $70,000
Range: $40,000 - $85,000

$61,450

AVERAGE BASE SALARY

Graduates with non-US work authorization

Median: $55,000
Range: $30,000 - $93,600

Class of 2021: Signing Bonus

The average signing bonus of MMH graduates was $4,700. This followed the same trend as average base salaries, with US work authorization graduates receiving a higher average signing bonus of $6,250—33 percent higher than the overall class average signing bonus—while non-US work authorization graduates received a slightly lower average signing bonus of $3,667.

$4,700

AVERAGE SIGNING BONUS

MMH class of 2020

$6,250

AVERAGE SIGNING BONUS

US work authorized graduates

Median: $6,250
Range: $2,500 - $10,000

$3,667

AVERAGE SIGNING BONUS

Non-US work authorized graduates

Median: $3,000
Range: $1,000 - $7,000


Class of 2020 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.

Average Base Salary by Industry

Almost half of the MMH class of 2020 went into the hospitality industry, with a quarter of the class going into real estate

IndustryAverageMedianRangePercent
Employed
Hospitality$56,000$50,000$30,000 - $85,00042%
Real Estate$63,867$50,000$48,000 - $93,60025%
Other*N/A**N/AN/AN/A

*Other includes: agribusiness, architecture/design/construction, consulting, consumer packaged goods, healthcare/pharma, law, and tech.

**N/A: Less than three or more datapoints available (needed to protect student confidentiality)

Job Function by Percent Employed

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.

Job FunctionPercent Employed
General Management33%
Consulting17%
Finance17%
Marketing/Sales17%
Operations/Logistics11%
Other5%

Base Salary by Region

Graduates who stay and work in the United States earn a slightly higher base salary compared to graduates who work abroad.

RegionAverageMedianRangePercent
Employed
United States$64,000$65,000$40,000 - $85,00065%
International$61,720$50,000$30,000 - $93,60035%

Top Employers

The following companies and organizations were some of the top employers that hired 2020 MMH graduates.

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Cushman and Wakefield logo
Domino's pizza logo
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts logo
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HEI Hotels and Resorts logo
ke holding inc logo
Kirin Beer logo
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St. Regis Hotels and Resorts logo
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Strategy& logo

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