FARE - Finance, Accounting & Real Estate Concentration

The finance and accounting concentration focuses on analysis, financing, investing, and control.

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) offers options to specialize within the finance and accounting concentration. A student should choose the track that most closely matches his or her career objectives:

Students opting for the finance and accounting concentration are strongly urged to augment their education with courses in probability and statistics, economics, econometrics, and mathematics. Firms hiring for entry-level positions look favorably on candidates with quantitative abilities. Taking courses in these areas will dramatically improve your competitiveness when interviewing for a position and will make you more effective as an industry professional.


Finance concentration requirements (both required for concentration):

  • HADM 3230 - Introduction to Investments
  • HADM 4260 - Intermediate Corporate Finance

Finance concentration electives–at least two chosen from the following courses:

  • HADM 4250 - Securitization and Structured Products
  • HADM 4270 - Fixed Income Analysis
  • HADM 4290 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • HADM 6240 - Analysis of Financial Statements

Hospitality Controllership

This track of the concentration is designed for students seeking careers as financial controllers or as managerial accountants in hospitality operations or consulting. Course selections for this specialization include:

Securities Analysis/Investment Banking

Advisors: L. Canina, M. Clayton, C. Liu, Q. Ma, P. Moulton, A. Ukov

This track of the concentration is designed for students wishing to pursue careers on Wall Street as security or investment banking analysts.

Required Course

Plus any three of the following courses, totaling 9 credits:


This track of the concentration deals with the planning and design of a variety of hospitality facilities. Careers include hotel interiors and foodservice design, corporate technical assistance, and renovation management. Course selections for this specialization include:


This track of the concentration focuses on the creation of new hotels and restaurants. Topics include project feasibility, financing, planning, design, and construction. Careers include real estate development, both as an entrepreneur and in a corporate environment. Course selections for this specialization include:

See the advisor for related courses beyond the courses listed above.

For non-HADM (School of Hotel Administration) courses, please refer to the Cornell University Courses of Study website.