Perfect preparation for the challenges and opportunities of hospitality
The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration’s hospitality coursework forms the basis of your undergraduate learning experience. Our comprehensive core classes and elective offerings ready you for your promising career in the vibrant hotel administration industry.
Hotel Administration Course List by Specialty
Comprehensive, diverse courses to fuel your career in hospitality
From accounting to food and beverage management to strategy, the Nolan School 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.
Hospitality management and hotel administration are multidisciplinary. Browse all Nolan School courses and course descriptions, in one comprehensive list.
Electives: Hundreds of Great Options
Take advantage of the Nolan School’s curriculum flexibility by exploring your career interests within and outside the Nolan School — explore the wealth of experiences that Cornell’s many schools have to offer.
Our Faculty: Academic Knowledge and Practical Experience
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.
Nolan School Core Courses: Foundational Learning
Providing essential knowledge in everything from real estate and food and beverage management to information systems and finance, these 18 courses, totaling 58 credits, form the foundation of your Nolan School undergraduate learning experience.
The basis of the Nolan School’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.
Students can refer to Courses of Study to view the most up-to-date course descriptions.
Students can choose different courses depending on their interests as long as they fit the degree requirements and curriculum. Students can refer to Courses of Study to view the most up-to-date course descriptions.
A prerequisite is a course that must be completed prior to enrollment in another course. This is to ensure students have the required knowledge to be successful in the course that requires the prerequisite(s). Students who have not completed or did not successfully complete the prerequisite of a course may not enroll and will be dropped during add/drop.
Academic Advising for Your Education and Career
At the Nolan School, 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.