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Cornell Professional Development Program

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The Professional Development Program is supported in part by a generous endowment from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.

Advance your career in hospitality

To further your career, you need to first invest in yourself. Through the Professional Development Program (PDP), the Cornell School of Hotel Administration offers premier hospitality courses designed for busy professionals, like you, to effectively understand and incorporate cutting-edge best practices into your organization. This intensive, interactive learning experience will enable you to explore the latest industry trends, gain in-demand skills and knowledge, and engage with world-renowned faculty experts, as well as hospitality peers.

Why Cornell?   

Personalized curriculum and the classroom experience      

PDP provides you with the opportunity to tailor your learning journey and earn a Cornell credential to meet your professional goals. With more than 25 distinct three-day course offerings, you may complete an individual course or pursue a four-course Certification.

Fields of study:

  • Financial Management
  • Food, Beverage, and Restaurant Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Property-Asset Management and Real Estate
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Management

Courses are taught by Cornell faculty, who bring academic excellence and outstanding knowledge in the field of hospitality to the classroom, ensuring access to forward-thinking research and techniques.

Extensive international network

With over 90 years of excellence, and more than 13,000 participants from 170 different countries, you will walk away from PDP with an extensive and powerful network of industry connections and friendships.    

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
Ithaca, NY, USA
June 14 – 26, 2021

13,000+ Participant Network
170+ Countries Represented
90+ Years of Learning Excellence