MS vs. MMH

A decision about whether to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Hotel Administration or Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree at the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration should be informed by the type of hospitality career you’d like to pursue.

Students considered for the MS have a clear and solid research focus, typically tied to future PhD study. Those seeking the MS degree have intentions of staying in academia to teach and do research after they graduate. The MS and PhD programs are small and highly individualized and selection is extremely competitive.

The MMH degree is an intensive three-semester professional graduate business program, similar to an MBA, but with a specialized focus on hospitality. If you plan to pursue a management-level career in the hospitality industry, you should strongly consider the MMH degree as the best way to meet your educational and long-term professional goals.