Bachelor’s Degree Coursework

Perfect preparation for the challenges and opportunities of hospitality

The School of Hotel Administration’s (SHA) hospitality coursework forms the basis of your undergraduate learning experience. Our comprehensive core and elective offerings ready you for your promising career in this vibrant industry.


 Course Directory by Specialty

 Comprehensive, diverse offerings to fuel your career in hospitality
 From accounting to food and beverage management to strategy, SHA offers hospitality courses to provide you with foundational knowledge and skills to prepare you for your hospitality career. Browse individual course descriptions or courses by specialty below.

EXPLORE ACCOUNTING COURSES

Accounting

 Financial accounting, managerial accounting, and analysis of financial statements are some of the accounting basics essential to your business foundation.

EXPLORE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, AND LAW COURSES

Employment Relations, Human Resources, and Law

Labor relations, business and hospitality law, e-commerce law, and real estate law are some of the subjects covered by these courses.

EXPLORE ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES

Entrepreneurship

Learn more about entrepreneurship, whether you aspire to launch your own business, bring your fresh vision to an organization, or learn more about innovation.

EXPLORE FINANCE COURSES

 Establishment 

Broaden your hotel and hospitality course selections: Learn about corporate finance and investments, from beginning to intermediate levels.

EXPLORE FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT COURSES

Food & Beverage Management

Supply-chain management, catering, sustainability, and more: Learn all about the science and art of managing food and beverage services.

EXPLORE INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES

Information Systems

From database management to Visual Basic to business computing, learn crucial information technology (IT) skills for the hospitality industry

EXPLORE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR COURSES

Management and Organizational Behavior

Leadership and ethics, professional relationships, negotiations, and the Hotel Leadership Development Program are only a few of these offerings.

EXPLORE PROPERTIES DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT COURSES

Properties Development and Management

Facilities design, visioning and concept design, sustainability, and hospitality facilities management are a few of the offerings within this specialty.

EXPLORE REAL ESTATE COURSES

Real Estate

The cornerstone of the SHA undergraduate degree, our real estate courses include investment, finance, modeling, and many other aspects of the specialty.

EXPLORE SERVICES MARKETING COURSES

Services Marketing

SHA’s marketing course offerings include marketing principles, brand essentials, marketing communications, and much more.

EXPLORE SERVICES OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT COURSES

Services Operations Management

Study systems and processes, quantitative analysis, revenue management, data-driven analytics, and other vital hospitality business functions.

EXPLORE STRATEGY COURSES

Strategy

Discover coursework in competitive strategies, strategic management, and advanced topics in strategic management.

EXPLORE OTHER SHA COURSES

Other

This category covers miscellaneous course offerings, including experiential learning, management internship courses, Distinction in Research, and a seminar in Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion.

EXPLORE ALL COURSES

All Courses

Hospitality management and hotel administration is multidisciplinary. Browse all Cornell SHA courses and course descriptions, in one comprehensive list.


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Electives: Hundreds of Great Options

Take advantage of SHA’s curriculum flexibility by exploring your career interests within and outside SHA — explore the wealth of experiences that Cornell’s many schools have to offer.

 BROWSE SHA ELECTIVES


 Our Faculty: Academic Knowledge and Practical Experience

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With expertise and experience in every imaginable field of hospitality, our faculty are unparalleled instructors and practitioners who provide unmatched instruction in more than 160 courses in 15 different areas of specialty.


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SHA Core Courses: Foundational Learning

Providing essential knowledge in everything from real estate and food and beverage management to information systems and finance, these 21 courses, totaling 64 credits, form the foundation of your SHA undergraduate learning experience.

EXPLORE CORE COURSES


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Degree Requirements and Curriculum

The basis of SHA’s degree requirements and curriculum, your coursework is the backbone of your student experience. You’ll study all aspects of the business of hospitality in your coursework — a minimum of 120 classroom credits, plus at least 800 field hours and other clubs and activities — to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to lead in the world’s largest and most exciting industry.

DISCOVER SHA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULUM


Academic Advising for Your Education and Career

At SHA, we combine faculty advisors with professional career advisors to provide you with comprehensive, powerful guidance to address everything from course selection to internships and resume writing.


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