Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements

In the Nolan School of Hotel Administration  .

Undergraduate Curriculum

The Nolan School of Hotel Administration offers education in the numerous disciplines required for modern management in the global hospitality industry. Included in the core curriculum are courses in operations, management and organizational behavior, human resource management, finance/accounting, real estate development, food and beverage management, marketing, tourism, strategy, facilities management planning and design, communication, business computing, and law. Students also are encouraged to pursue a broad range of elective courses among the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences as preparation for assuming leadership positions in the business and local community. For more complete information about undergraduate program requirements, see the school’s Student Handbook.

Requirements for Graduation

Regularly enrolled undergraduate students in the Nolan School of Hotel Administration are candidates for the degree of bachelor of science. The requirements for that degree are:

  1. completion of eight semesters in residence for those who entered as first-year students; semesters of residence for transfer students are determined by the amount of transfer credit awarded and the number of credits outstanding;
  2. completion, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, of 120 required and elective credits (note: 120 credits does not include PE courses);
  3. qualification in one language other than English. This requirement is met prior to admission;
  4. completion of two units of practice credit (800 hours); and
  5. completion of the university requirement in physical education (including the swim test).

Additional degree requirements and suggested course programs appear on the NSHA degree programs  page. 

Students in the Nolan School of Hotel Administration who plan to attend summer or winter school at Cornell or any other accredited college or university, with the expectation that the credit earned will be counted toward the Cornell degree in hotel administration, must obtain pre-approval from NSHA in advance. Without advance approval, such credit may not count toward the degree.

Credit earned in military science, aerospace studies, or naval science courses may be counted toward Free Elective degree requirements.

Graduate Curriculum

The school’s programs for advanced degrees include those of Master of Management in Hospitality, Master of Professional Studies/Real Estate, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. For requirements, see the NSHA degree programs  page. For further information on graduate programs, contact the Office of Graduate Student Services, 180 Statler Hall, (607) 255-9393.