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Cornell University    
  Jan 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Academic Options

In the School of Hotel Administration .

Management Intern Program

A six- to eight-month internship limited to juniors and seniors in the School of Hotel Administration in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and with approval of the Management Intern Program (MIP) faculty committee. The application process begins the semester before the planned internship.  An MIP information session is held at the beginning of each semester. Students accepted to MIP enroll in both HADM 4930 (formerly 4493)  and HADM 4940 (fomerly 4494) . Students receive a total of 12 free elective credits (6 letter graded and 6 S/U) as well as a practice credit unit.  See HADM 4930 (formerly 4493) , HADM 4940 (fomerly 4494)  and the student handbook for more details about MIP.

Study Abroad

All students planning to study abroad must apply through the Cornell Abroad program; please see the description in the introductory section of this catalog or view the website at

The school represents the international aspects of the hospitality industry in many ways—from the large number of international students in its program to career opportunities throughout the world. To prepare for the global nature of the industry, students are encouraged to consider studying abroad in either the fall or spring semesters of their junior year (or, in some cases, both). While abroad, students have the opportunity to learn about other cultures, to become more proficient in a second (or perhaps third) language and, in those programs where internships are offered, to work in an international environment.

Students should start the investigation process early, including a consultation with the SHA study abroad advisor, 180 Statler Hall, as well as with the staff in the Cornell Abroad office, 300 Caldwell Hall. Requirements for college approval include completion of first and second year core, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, good academic standing, registered full-time student status, and not being in one’s final semester. Credits earned abroad are considered transfer credits, and, as such, they count against the maximum of 60 transfer credits allowed. A maximum of 15 credits may be transferred from study abroad programs, and students should plan on taking no less than 15 credits while abroad. Courses typically transfer into distributive and free electives. Credit for study abroad programs will be awarded only after successful completion (marks equivalent to a Cornell grade of C or higher) of the semester abroad and receipt of the official transcript by the college.

Culinary Institute of America Alliance

The School of Hotel Administration has an alliance with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), which is located in Hyde Park, N.Y. SHA juniors and seniors can both earn their B.S. from Cornell and complete the requirements for an Associates in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree in Culinary Arts from the CIA during the course of their four-year program at Cornell. Most students apply to the program during their sophomore year, so planning should start early to be sure all program requirements are met.

Students study approximately nine months onsite at the CIA, working and learning daily in the finest training kitchens in the world. Students are required to have completed HADM 2360 (formerly 2236) Culinary Theory and Practice  , from the core curriculum, and HADM 3350 (formerly 3305) Restaurant Management  , a hotel elective, before attending the full program at the CIA. In addition to the core curriculum, SHA students are required to take four specific courses to complete the degree requirement:

And one of the following:

More information about the CIA is available at Frequently asked questions are available at For additional collaborative degree program questions or to obtain applications, contact