Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024

General Information

In the Nolan School of Hotel Administration .


Kate Walsh, Dean and E. M. Statler Professor

Alex Susskind, Senior Director of Programs and Director of the M² Cornell-Peking University Dual Degree Program

Christopher Anderson, Director of the EMMH Program

Christopher Gaulke, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Alexei Tchistyi, Director of Graduate Studies-MMH

Emily Franco, Director of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration/Culinary Institute of America Alliance

Dina Kristof, Director of Student Services

Victor Younger, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Erin Fitzgerald, Registrar

Linda Canina, Academic Director of Center for Hospitality Research and Academic Director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Steve Carvell, Academic Director of Center for Real Estate Finance

David Sherwyn, Academic Director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment 

Admissions Requirements

At the Nolan School of Hotel Administration, the undergraduate admissions procedures and requirements differ slightly by the type of student. First-year applicants should have taken the following courses in secondary school before applying: 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics (including precalculus), 2 units of science (including chemistry), and 3 years or completion of the third level of a single foreign language for native English speakers. Additional units of higher-level math, particularly calculus, are recommended but not required. Applicants do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores with their application as the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is score-free through 2024.

Additional information regarding the admissions process and requirements for transfers from other Cornell schools, transfers from colleges and universities outside Cornell, international students, and military veteran applicants is is available on the undergraduate admissions webpage. Information regarding the admissions requirements for graduate programs can be found on the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH), the Executive Master of Management in Hospitality (EMMH), and the M² Cornell-Peking University Dual Degree Program webpages.

Course Schedule Information

For up-to-date information about course scheduling, contact the Office of Student Services, 180 Statler Hall, (607) 255-9393.


Statler Hall. Statler Hall has been the home to the Nolan School of Hotel Administration since 1950 and is uniquely designed to meet the traditional and experiential learning needs of faculty and students. The building includes; the 700 seat Alice Statler Auditorium, state-of-the-art classrooms, 100 seat Binenkorb computer center which houses the Chartres Lodging Group Capital Markets Lab, food and beverage management labs, and our Marriott Student Learning Center which houses the Nestlé Library. Additionally, Statler Hall is home to the Baker Program in Real Estate, the Center for Real Estate Finance, the Center for Hospitality Research, and the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute of Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

The Nolan School of Hotel Administration’s Nestlé Library. The Nestlé Library resides within the Marriott Student Learning Center, which opened in August, 2012. As one of the finest libraries in the hospitality management field, the Nestlé Library is noted for its excellent collection, knowledgeable staff and service to alumni, industry practitioners, other hospitality schools and trade associations, as well as the students and faculty of the Nolan School of Hotel Administration. The library’s collection contains approximately 37,000 books and more than 500 journal, magazine, newsletter, and newspaper subscriptions. Materials on lodging, foodservice, travel and tourism, real estate, and general hospitality business topics comprise the core of the collection. Among the library’s special features are numerous electronic information resources, including Business Source Complete, Hotel Horizons, Technomic, Mintel Marketing Intelligence, and Hospitality and Tourism Complete, a unique index of hospitality articles. Organized shortly after the founding of the program in hospitality management at Cornell University in 1922, the Nestlé Library contributes to the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the hospitality industry by connecting faculty members, students, and industry executives with hospitality industry information resources. The library’s talented staff is dedicated to serving the educational interests of the students and the research and teaching interests of the school’s faculty.

Statler Hotel and J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center. The Statler Hotel is a 153 room Four Diamond Hotel connected to Statler Hall.  The hotel was designed to provide a distinctive lodging and executive education experience in the center of the Cornell campus, while simultaneously providing students of the School of Hotel Administration with real world industry and management experiences.  During the academic year over 200 students work in front line and supervisory positions under the guidance of seasoned hospitality professionals.