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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Professional development

Professional development resources


If you wish to acquire new skills but don't have time to invest in a degree or certificate program, consider enrolling in one of our credit-bearing courses.

Customized professional training

One of the great universities of the world, Cornell is home to noted scholars and researchers in the broadest possible range of disciplines.

Cornell's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions works to link corporate leaders with these scholars and all parts of the university to develop intensive, focused, and effective programs to help meet your organization's needs in a rapidly changing environment.

These programs can take place at Cornell, at corporate sites, in segments at various locations, or in multiple locations though online learning technologies.

A leader in online learning

With its long tradition of extension and outreach, Cornell has been a pioneer in the use of online learning technologies and a leader in providing the highest quality content to companies and organizations throughout the world. Whether you want to enhance productivity, reduce the cost of doing business, or build skills and knowledge, our experienced and knowledgeable staff and faculty can help you develop a program to make it happen.

We will help you:

  • identify the best faculty members for your purpose (that is, people with the right knowledge and research interests who are also dynamic, focused teachers and who understand the concerns of business and industry);
  • facilitate an open, substantive planning dialogue between those faculty members and the essential people from the corporation; and
  • design a program that makes the most of the faculty, the participants, the time, and the place.

Please contact our Professional Studies department at:

Professional Studies
Cornell University
B20 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853-2801
Telephone: 607.255.7259
Fax: 607.255.9697

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