Hotel Administration

2014-15 Tuition

Research degree: $29,500; M.M.H.: $70,575 (3 semesters)

Application deadlines

M.S./Ph.D: Feb 1, August enrollment only; M.M.H.: Rolling decisions; see www.mmh.cornell.edu for details.

Requirements summary

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants

    M.M.H.
  • GMAT
  • TOEFL minimum score of 100 Internet-based (iBT), 250 computer-based (CBT), or 600 paper-based (PBT)
  • Personal interview
  • Information, www.mmh.cornell.edu

  • M.S. and Ph.D.
  • GMAT
  • TOEFL minimum score of 100 Internet-based (iBT), 250 computer-based (CBT), or 600 paper-based (PBT)
  • Personal interview

Degrees

  • M.M.H.
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.

Subjects

  • Hospitality Management (M.M.H., M.S., Ph.D.)

Major concentrations

  • financial management
  • food and beverage management
  • hospitality management
  • hotel accounting
  • human resource management
  • marketing

Minor concentrations

  • properties asset management
  • real estate management

MMH program
The Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program leads to a terminal professional degree and is designed to help individuals who have professional work experience prepare for successful management careers in hospitality at the corporate and operational levels.  

Application:
Admission is offered for May enrollment only. Submission of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores is required of all applicants.  International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT), 250 on the computer-based test (CBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). Decisions are made on a rolling basis. A personal interview, on or off campus, with a representative of the M.M.H. program is scheduled by the applicant online. For more information about scheduling an interview and application deadlines, please see www.mmh.cornell.edu

M.S. and Ph.D. programs
These degree programs prepare students to teach at the college level and do research in the field.

Application:
Admission is offered for August enrollment only. Submission of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores is required of all applicants. International applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT), 250 on the computer-based test (CBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1. A personal interview is by invitation only after review of the application.

Chris Anderson -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: revenue management; dynamic pricing; real options
Walter Boudry -- Concentrations: financial management; real estate management; Research interests:
Judith Brownell -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: leadership development; listening behavior; women in the hospitality workforce; customer service in the cruise industry; intercultural communication
Linda Canina -- Concentrations: hospitality management; financial management; Research interests: asset pricing; valuation
Bill Carroll (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: social media
Steven Carvell -- Concentrations: hospitality management; financial management; Research interests: developing models to incorporate real options, risk analysis, and debt capacity into hotel feasibility analysis; economic value-added models applied to hotel operations
Howard Chong -- Concentrations: financial management; Research interests: resource and sustainable economics; regulation sustainability
HaeEun Helen Chun -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: marketing
Matt Clayton -- Concentrations: properties asset management; real estate management; Research interests: real estate finance
John Corgel -- Concentrations: real estate management; Research interests: real estate and corporate finance
Jan de Roos -- Concentrations: hospitality management; properties asset management; real estate management; Research interests: hospitality real estate
Chekitan Dev -- Concentrations: hospitality management; marketing; Research interests: strategic marketing; branding; strategic alliances; e-commerce
David Dittman -- Concentrations: hospitality management; financial management; Research interests: managerial accounting; financial accounting
Cathy Enz -- Concentrations: hospitality management; human resource management; Research interests: innovation; competitive dynamics; pricing strategy; change management and human resource investment strategies
Michael Giebelhausen -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: marketing
Timothy Hinkin -- Concentrations: human resource management; Research interests: supervisor-subordinate relationships; power and influence in organizations; group dynamics; service quality
Daphne Jameson -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: language as it is used in business, technical; and professional contexts
Michael Johnson -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: development of customer information systems and how they can be utilized to craft strategy and manage customer relationships
Arturs Kalnins -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: hospitality; franchising and small business strategy with an emphasis on geographical issues
Sheryl Kimes -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: revenue management; hotel location; and service quality
Robert Kwortnik -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: consumer behavior; with special attention to consumer decision making for experiential products and associated strategic implications for services marketing
Kathy LaTour -- Concentrations: food and beverage management; marketing; Research interests: Marketing, food & beverage, wines
Ben Lawrence -- Concentrations: financial management; real estate management; Research interests: franchising; distribution channels; consumption
Crocker Liu -- Concentrations: financial management; Research interests: finance; real estate
Peng (Peter) Liu -- Concentrations: financial management; real estate management; Research interests: asset pricing, securitization, real estate finance, commodity, housing, investment banking and financial intermediaries
William Lynn -- Concentrations: marketing; Research interests: tipping behavior; status consumption; and consumer response to product scarcity
Qingzhong Ma -- Concentrations: financial management; Research interests: corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance; investment banking and financial intermediaries
Pamela Moulton -- Concentrations: financial management; real estate management; Research interests: market microstructure; liquidity; international finance; attention constraints; automation
Stephen Mutkoski -- Concentrations: hospitality management; financial management; Research interests: food and beverage management
Gordon Potter -- Concentrations: hospitality management; financial management; hotel accounting; Research interests: management accounting
Daniel Quan -- Concentrations: real estate management; Research interests: real estate finance; mortgage markets; auction markets
Stephani Robson (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: properties asset management; Research interests: effect of environmental factors on behavior in hospitality settings
David Sherwyn -- Concentrations: hospitality management; human resource management; Research interests: labor and employment law issues relevant to the hospitality industry; specifically, mandatory arbitration of discrimination lawsuits and sexual harassment
Tony Simons -- Concentrations: hospitality management; human resource management; Research interests: trust, integrity, and conflict in executive groups and between employees and management
Alex Susskind -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: organizational communication and behavior examining (a) the impact of communication network relationships upon the attitudes and perceptions of organizational members at both the individual and group levels, and (b) the customer-server exchange focusing on service workers behavior and attitudes, and their influence upon consumer behavior and satisfaction
Mary Tabacchi -- Concentrations: hospitality management; food and beverage management; Research interests: employee wellness; healthful menus; consumer preference for healthful food at home and while eating out; marketing health-related vacations
Gary Thompson -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: labor scheduling in service delivery systems
John Tracey -- Concentrations: human resource management; Research interests: training, leadership, employment law, and turnover costs
Andrey Ukhov -- Concentrations: financial management; real estate management; Research interests: finance; corporate finance
Rohit Verma -- Concentrations: hospitality management; Research interests: product-service design and development, customer choice modeling, marketing/operations interrelated issues; supplier selection strategies quality; and process improvement
Kathleen Walsh -- Concentrations: human resource management; Research interests: service relationships and delivery; empowerment; organizational and professional identity and commitment

Learning Goals for the Ph.D. Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is a highly individualized program directed toward students who plan to teach and perform research in a university setting. By the end of the first year of study students will select a Special Committee of graduate faculty members (three for PhD candidates), who will guide the candidate in developing a course of study suited to his or her background and interests.


Candidates will develop a broad-based knowledge of hospitality management, learn research methodology including statistical methods, become proficient at in-depth research, and acquire teaching and administrative skills.

Learn more about learning assessment for the Ph.D. degree.

Learn more about the rubric for evaluating student progress toward the Ph.D.

 

Learning Goals for the M.S. Degree

The Master of Science (MS) degree is a highly individualized program directed toward students who plan to eventually teach and perform research in a university setting. By the end of the first year of study students will select a Special Committee of graduate faculty members (two for MS candidates), who will guide the candidate in developing a course of study suited to his or her background and interests.


Candidates will develop a broad-based knowledge of hospitality management, learn research methodology including statistical methods and become proficient at in-depth research.

Learn more about learning assessment for the M.S. degree.

Learn more about the rubric for evaluating student progress toward the M.S.