Educational Offerings

Executive and Professional Educational Offerings

Rooted in research and experience, ELI programs are designed to provide pragmatic tools and methods to understand customers, develop innovative ideas, products and services, and build sustainable organizations. Participants leave ELI programs with:

  • A multi-dimensional approach to successfully execute an entrepreneurial initiative
  • A robust and contemporary entrepreneurship tool set and knowledge base
  • Significant skills to gain market place insight and address critical business challenges
  • Greater clarity about personal entrepreneurial motivation, capability and leadership


ELI’s entrepreneurial curriculum draws on core learning principles and contemporary practices for immediate application to an entrepreneur’s existing venture or to developing a viable idea. Our rigorous, highly interactive approach optimizes classroom experience through lectures, group exercises, individual assignments and pre/post-program work. Foundational elements of the curriculum portfolio include:

  • Entrepreneurial Identity
  • Customer Centricity as a Strategic Tool
  • Innovation for New Business Creation
  • New Product and Service Development
  • Business Model Creation and Evolution
  • Customer Engagement Strategy
  • Entrepreneurial Metrics
  • Founding Team Formation
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Collaboration and Network Development
  • Creating a Learning Organization


ELI programming suits a range of entrepreneurial experiences from individuals launching a new business or accelerating an existing business idea, to organizational leaders and teams looking to create new avenues for innovation and growth within an established company.

Custom Programs

ELI creates custom offerings to meet the needs of a specific organization, audience, or context, while offering a high level of client engagement to the work. When designing custom programs, ELI draws upon expertise from Cornell’s world-renowned faculty and network to meet the required learning needs.  In addition, the ELI team has broad international experience, which allows Cornell to bring cultural sensitivity to any assignment.