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Cornell School of Hotel Administration offers concentration in entrepreneurship

By Journal Staff


ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has announced it’s offering a new concentration of study in entrepreneurship.

The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, which is part of SHA, is offering entrepreneurship courses that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Cornell’s SHA announced the entrepreneurship concentration in a news release it issued this week.

Students can focus on one of three concentration areas.

SHA currently provides 10 entrepreneurship courses, according to the news release. The school requires three of the courses for the concentration, yielding eight credits.

Students then choose from among the remaining courses for a minimum of four credits.

SHA is “committed” to giving students a “well-rounded business acumen,” with opportunities to learn from the “top experts in any relevant area,” Steven Carvell, associate dean for academic affairs at SHA and academic director of the Pillsbury Institute, said in the news release.

“… I’m pleased that we’re now able to offer another academic avenue for those with entrepreneurial ambitions,” said Carvell.

Entrepreneurship education at SHA isn’t new, the school said, noting it has “taken time for the offerings to grow” so the school could formalize the concentration.

The process to create the concentration continued for a year, requiring input from SHA’s educational-policy committee.

Cornell has “recruited and cultivated” faculty to teach the subject, the school said.


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