Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Programs

In the School of Hotel Administration 

Course Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree

Required courses:

Information Systems: (3 Credits)

Additional Requirements:

  • HADM electives (14)
  • Non-HADM electives (15)
  • First-Year Writing (3)*
  • Free electives (24)
  • 2 Physical Education classes
  • University Swim Test
  • 2 Practice Credit units (800 hours)


*Students must take a first-year writing class during their first or second semester.

Total credits required for graduation: 120


Typical Course Sequences

The following arrangements of courses tend to be more fixed during freshman and sophomore years, with a greater degree of flexibility characterizing the upper-class years.  Students will typically enroll in 15 to 16 credits each semester.


Program Requirements for Master of Management in Hospitality Degree

The AACSB-accredited Masters of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program is a three-semester, 16-month professional degree program that provides a thorough grounding in business management in the context of the hospitality industry. In addition to a strong core course plan that prepares students to lead a variety of hospitality businesses, students may specialize in areas of unique challenges and opportunities in this exciting and ever-growing and changing industry.  Additionally, students may choose to complete a graduate minor in real estate.

The program requirements include the successful completion of undergraduate courses in finance, accounting and statistics prior to the beginning of the first semester.  Degree requirements include completion of 48 approved credits taken over the course of three semesters:

  • 30 credits of required core courses
  • 18 elective credits

In addition, students are required to complete a summer internship at a company to focus on their career interests. 

More information is available on the MMH website.

Baker Program in Real Estate

The mission of the Baker Program in Real Estate is to educate, develop, and graduate the next generation of leaders. The Baker Program in Real Estate is a two-year degree program administered by the Graduate School , which confers a master of professional studies in real estate (MPS-RE) degree. The program was designed and intended for students who already have professional real estate experience but who are in the early years of their careers.

The Baker Program in Real Estate is a multi-disciplinary curriculum, composed of a faculty with practical experience and academic expertise from six Cornell University colleges. The program is 62 credit hours of coursework plus a required summer internship, as well as participation in one domestic and one international real estate trek, arranged by the Program.  Prior to the start of the Program, students must complete undergraduate-level accounting, finance and micro-economics courses.  Degree requirements include completion of 41.5 credits of core coursework.  An additional 20.5 credit hours of elective coursework give students the opportunity to pursue a concentration, and to further develop management and leadership skills. Concentrations include finance and investment; development; consulting and market analysis; international real estate; property, asset, and portfolio management; independent concentration.

Additional information is available online at

M.S. and Ph.D.

Administered by the Graduate School , these research-focused degrees are designed for students interested in pursuing careers teaching hospitality management in a university setting, and conducting groundbreaking research in the field.  Students in both programs major in Hotel Administration and may choose to specialize in one of the academic disciplines offered within the school, or any of the graduate fields supported throughout the university.