Our bachelor’s degree program is distinguished by a firm foundation of business knowledge; a focus on the global, diverse, and thriving hospitality industry; and the flexibility to direct your education towards your personal interests and career goals. Combining class work with practical experience in the field, you will be uniquely prepared for success in business and beyond.

Degree Requirements

Your degree consists of core courses that compose your major, SHA electives supporting your interest in a specific area of the hospitality industry, over 4,000 general electives offered at any of the six other Cornell colleges, and your practice-credit requirement through hands-on work experience.

Core Curriculum

From the start, you are immersed in your major, exploring all aspects of the hospitality industry. As part of the only Ivy League program in hospitality management, SHA core courses address all of the aspects of running a business—strategizing and planning, design and construction, financing and marketing, and management and operations.

Electives, Concentrations, and Minors

Following are some of our offerings; be sure to see the others not listed here.

Practice Credit

Through 800 hours of work in the hospitality industry, you apply classroom theory to real-world practice, gaining invaluable experience while building your resume. The objective of the practice-credit requirement is to ensure that your education has the essential balance between theory and practice.

Course Directory

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Academic Calendar

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