Hotel School ranked No. 1 in the world

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Rebecca Valli

Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration was ranked No. 1 in the world for hospitality and hotel management for 2017 by CEOWORLD magazine.

This is the second year in a row that the Hotel School, which is part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, has been ranked best in the world.

“The industry finds our students to be extremely well prepared, intellectually strong, emotionally intelligent and excellent communicators,” said Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, the Hotel School’s Dean and E.M. Statler Professor. “In short, these emerging leaders are a cut above graduates from other hospitality programs and more general business programs.”

The ranking was based on six major indicators of quality and reputation: global influence, recruiter feedback, job placement rate, admission eligibility, specialization and academic reputation. The survey was sent to 42,000 former students, recruiters, hotel professionals and hotel executives in 52 countries. It also uses peer ranking from senior scholars.

“These are real stakeholders and customers who have ranked our school as No. 1 again,” Walsh noted.

The No. 2 ranked school, Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, was founded by Hotel School alumnus Harris Rosen '61, founder and president of Rosen Hotels & Resorts.


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