Concentrations and Minors

Students may choose from the options below:

Minor

Concentration Areas

SHA students can specialize in a particular area of hospitality through one of the school’s three concentrations, each with various focus:

Finance, Accounting, and Real Estate (FARE)

Areas of focus include: Recommended Faculty AY 2018-2019:
Corporate Finance L. Canina, S. Carvell, P. Moulton
General Financial Management L. Canina, S. Carvell, P. Moulton
Hospitality Controllership M. MacAusland
Security Analyst/Investment Banking L. Canina, S. Carvell, P. Moulton
Design S. Robson, B. Wellstead
Development B. Wellstead

Hospitality Leadership Concentration (HOLD)

Areas of focus include: Recommended Faculty AY 2018-2019:
Human Resources B. Tracey
Law A. Klausner, D. Sherwyn
Managerial Leadership T. Simons
Entrepreneurship N. Tarallo

Services Marketing and Operations Management (SMOM)

Areas of focus include: Recommended Faculty AY 2018-2019:
Beverage Management D. Miller, C. Stanley
Corporate Food & Beverage Operations G. Pezzotti, A. Susskind
Information Systems Management A. Whitmore, M. McCarthy
Revenue Management C. Anderson
Services Marketing Management C. Dev
Specialty Operations R. McCarthy

Faculty contact information is found at https://sha.cornell.edu/faculty-research/by-name.html.

To officially declare a concentration and have it appear on the final transcript, the student must select and work with a faculty member in their area of interest.  The faculty and student will determine 12 credits of upper-level (3000 or above) electives in a focus area, and submit a completed Election of Concentration Form to the Office of Student Services.  All courses toward the concentration must be taken for a letter grade (unless offered only with an SX-UX option), and students must achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA within the 12 credits of concentration courses.

Concentrations must be declared prior to the start of the student’s final semester.

Only one officially declared concentration will appear on the final transcript.