Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH)
Student Experience

As a Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) student, you’ll benefit not only from being part of a tight-knit academic cohort of about 50 students, but also the broad offerings of Cornell University, the School of Hotel Administration, the Cornell Graduate School, and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business—all of which you’ll be a part.

A Sense of Belonging

Students tell how the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program helped them feel welcome and part of the community.

Your MMH cohort—an exceptional community

You and your peers, while professionally and culturally diverse, will have one thing in common: a passion for hospitality. Small by design, the program allows you to form friendships that can serve as the foundation for your growing professional networks. Your MMH cohort provides academic, professional, and personal support as you complete your graduate hospitality degree.

Two MMH students smiling
MMH students sit outside on a patio socializing

MMH Class of 2020 profile

The MMH Class of 2020 matriculated into the fall of 2019 and will graduate in December 2020.

55

students enrolled

58%

international students

12

countries represented

26

average age

47%

women

90%

previously worked in hospitality

4 years

of work experience (average)

640

average GMAT score (middle 50%)


A large group of MMH students listen to an alumni speaker

The global Hotelie network

As an MMH student, it’s possible that you’ll interact with hundreds of SHA alumni. They return to Cornell as guest speakers, workshop facilitators, and career mentors, and you’ll meet with them off campus at industry events. The alumni directory will serve as an important resource—Hotelies around the world are happy to chat.

More about industry immersive experiences

MMH faculty talks with students after class

Engaged and expert faculty

SHA faculty have deep expertise in core business disciplines within the verticals that comprise the hospitality industry—lodging, restaurants, real estate, e-commerce, spas, and more. Given the small MMH class size, faculty serve not only as instructors, but also as career coaches, research collaborators, and professional mentors.

SHA faculty directory

MMH students in front of a Hackathon sign

Hospitality programming

Practice your business and communication skills as you participate in hospitality-related hackathons, pitch deck and business plan competitions, treks, case competitions, industry conferences, roundtables, and more. MMH students also lead the Hospitality Graduate Student Organization.

Upcoming events at SHA

Student working with a group at eLab

Extended Cornell opportunities

MMH students are part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the Cornell Graduate School, so whether you’re interested in technology, economics, entrepreneurship, family business, investing, real estate, agriculture—or anything else—you can find ways to get involved and collaborate at Cornell.

Cornell Graduate School student experience

Recent MMH News and Student Voices

Graduation tassel with confetti
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.

Group of professionals making a business deal.
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.

MMH students stand in front of the Brooklyn Bridge.
February 12, 2020

Hotel Show NYC: Touring the breadth of the hospitality industry

The Hotel Show excursion to New York City gives MMH students a chance to visit hospitality companies and network with industry professionals.