Cornell University

Human Capital Development

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Online Learning: eCornell

Take Individual Courses or Earn a Full Certificate in Management Development or Human Resources Online.

Now – wherever you are located and when it’s most convenient for you – you can train to the highest professional standards with online courses through eCornell. These courses have been tested in the classroom and proven in the workplace. Learning happens through interaction and collaboration–a dynamic, creative process that involves the exchange of ideas, not simply the accumulation of facts. In eCornell courses you interact with an expert instructor and a cohort of your peers to collectively develop knowledge, and to effectively apply that knowledge in your organization.

Proven Curricula

eCornell offers online courses based on programs that have been taught at Cornell University’s Extension Division for years. The same Ivy League extension faculty who teach these programs in the classroom work directly with eCornell to develop the online versions. eCornell’s problem-based learning approach means that you are building knowledge and skills using online case studies, interactive exercises, and simulations based on authentic, relevant, real-world situations. You are not passively listening and reading the content, you are actively engaged in the learning process.


Instructors play an active role in creating an engaging online learning experience. All eCornell instructors have years of real-world experience, strong academic credentials, and superior online teaching skills. Students are never on their own and can interact with instructors through e-mail, chat rooms, and discussion boards. Instructors even maintain office hours to thoroughly support students.

Individual Support

eCornell takes pride in our high level of student service. Enrollment Counselors are always available to provide personalized attention to each student during registration and orientation. They continue to be available for counseling about academic matters, technical support, or customer service.


Complete any of the individual courses and you’ll receive a letter of completion from Cornell University. When you complete an entire certificate series you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Cornell University. Either credential would be a powerful addition to your resume or skill set.

PHR/SPHR/GPHR Recertification Credits

Many courses also qualify for strategic management recertification credits.

Continuing Education Credits

Earn CEUs by taking these courses online.

Certificate Programs

There 23 different certificate series from Cornell University available through eCornell, each focusing on specific skills and competencies. You may earn your entire certificate online or mix and match with classroom workshops. Certificates from eCornell include:

  • Human Resources Studies - a 12-course, 72-hour program covering HR and the law, employee benefits, compensation, selection and staffing, performance management and more. $5699
  • Supervisory Skills - an 11-course, 66-hour program covering interviewing, legal issues, leading people to higher performance, preventing inappropriate workplace behaviors, and more. $5199
  • Change Leadership - a six-course, 26-hour program focused on developing the skills to lead proactively and how to identify opportunities for change, negotiate support, and implement the initiatives. $3350
Individual Courses

Individual courses from eCornell in human resources, supervisory skills, proactive leadership, financial management, or strategic management are available from $599-$774. Courses in hospitality and foodservice management are also available.

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