eCornell University

This online program delivers the promise of an Ivy League education..

eCornell University online is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornell University. eCornell offers specialized certificates in the areas of human resources, leadership and management development, financial management and hospitality management. eCornell touts having the most comprehensive online certificate program available for executive development offered among any top 20 university in the country. eCornell has been tailored to accommodate the working professional adult. The fact that eCornell is directly operated by Cornell University is important, because it gives students throughout the country direct access to an Ivy League education. The online courses from eCornell are created and managed by Cornell University professors. eCornell offers a deeper understanding of subjects for its online professional students.

- Online convenience
- Programs offered through an Ivy League school
- Program fully aligned with in-class school curriculum
- Program created and targeted for working professionals
- Variety of program subjects to choose from
- 93% graduation rate

- Ivy League education can be costly
- Must fill out questionnaire for full program information

Class prices vary depending on the emphasis:
- Cost per class ranges from $575 - $1145

Certificates are offered in the following areas of study:
- Human Resources Management
- Leadership and Strategic Management
- Project Leadership
- Financial Management
- Hospitality and Foodservice Management
- Management Essentials


Because eCornell is an online certificate program, students are able to attend courses from all over the country. There are no limitations to a certain geographic area like what might be found with a traditional university.


Student life is not the focus of this certificate program because it is online.


If you are a working professional with a desire to increase your educational background, but don't think you have time to go to a traditional university, eCornell might work for you. The best part is you can get a certificate through eCornell and don't have to worry about relocating to attend traditional classes. You can keep your job and learn at a time that's convenient for you. Online education isn't for everyone but if you have the discipline, why not receive education from an Ivy League school from the comfort of your own home? eCornell has great programs available at a reasonable price. Further your education the Ivy League way without putting your life on hold.


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Great courses - all authored by Cornell faculty. You get to interact with others in the course through discussion boards - and apply what you learn through course projects. Well worth it if you are looking to improve your skills and stay relevant in today's world! posted Mar 28th, 2019 5:57 pm


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No communication between help desk, instructors, and the sales team. Sales team would say what you want to hear while selling the course to you.

If you raise a ticket to help desk, they would ask you to go to the instructor, and then if you go to the instructor, instructor would ask you to go back to the help desk, and the never ending cycle goes on and on.

I would give them a 0 rating out of 5. posted Feb 18th, 2019 7:38 pm

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This is a fast-paced course which the marketing materials state is "accessible" to people with little or no statistical background. Well their laywers must have counseled them on that language. The course is ACCESIBLE to ANYONE but someone like myself with NO STATISTICAL BACKGROUND choked on the third section of the course. That section was on predictive analytics and I became overwhelmed by the amount of material and the requirements for that section. single regression, multiple regression, greek letters. eek. Moreover the chap who is giving the video lectures is NOT the person who is administering the course. Moreover again, there are THREE DIFFERENT people administering the course. You get to "know" the first chap and then the next one is completely new and not as accommodating. The third guy was a real pain the butt. None of the people leading teh course would speak to you it was all done by email and then email chains. If you like to be on the computer all day at work and then in your spare time, then be my guest. posted Feb 2nd, 2019 12:05 pm


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it is very unprofessional uni. online courses are pure scan program, which generates money for uni, and gives no knowledge to the students. very expensive paper only, you will not receive knowledge which will help you to survive inside companies. don't go there posted Jan 28th, 2019 9:46 am


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Had a lot of successful times with this online program and would recommend it to family and friends looking to further their education! posted Aug 9th, 2018 4:01 pm


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Absolutely brilliant certificate programs.

Having completed several of the certficates, as well as undertaking other reputable university certficate programs to compare- I find the courses MBA level, relevant, stretching because you have to achieve 100%, with great extension reading through the discussion boards and individual project feedback. i think eCornell have mastered on line education with the varied video clips, quizzes, discussion x2 and assignments that are marked with feedback. In one program with a team project, the scenario was so real we could have been in the same classroon vs the reality that we were in different continents.

New certficates are sprouting by the month, so i hope this doesnt result in a drop in quality. The courses have been invaluable in my career progression.

it is a bit expensive but worth it, and my fellow class mates were generally in very senior roles within their respective companies. Many had done several of the certificates in a similar manner to me. posted Jul 2nd, 2018 2:27 pm

Yvonne Pearson

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I love the Marketing Strategy certificate courses. Curretnly I have one more course to take and I'm done. Once you get in the groove with the readings and mini essays (discussions) it's easier to balance your time.

As someone who works in marketing, the classes helped me to elevate my skills and was a great talking point for the new job I landed! The interviewers were impressed I chose to continue my learning by taking up certificate classes.

Please keep in mind, the classes suggest 3-5 hours per week, but based on work/life schedules is more like 5-7 per week. Still worth it, its definitely what you put in you get out mentaility. If you're lazy or just looking to breeze through, you won't learn anything. Put in the work...get the value. posted May 21st, 2018 9:51 am

Lisa Roberts


I enjoyed each and every course- 9 or 10 required for my Masters Certificate in Human Resource Management. I found the lectures to be very worthwhile and informative, the content highly useful and practical and expect to be able to utilize every facet of the program. Thanks Cornell!! posted Aug 21st, 2017 4:04 pm



This course was a waste of value time and resources. The material was poorly written, had incorrect information, written so elementary that it was irrelevant to the actual exam, and just didn't focus or highlight on the important aspects. The practice exams are not even a close example to the actual exam questions and with incorrect information written through out, it was useless. I felt scammed, frustrated, and disappointed. posted May 1st, 2017 12:19 am

Becky Hsiao


I wish I had seen this website before signing up. Everything about this experience has been fraudulent and misleading. Lucky I'm an attorney and am about to file a claim in court to get my money back. posted Apr 15th, 2017 1:00 pm



Very knowledgeable professors teaching you the basics of a certificate program. Remember, its a certificate program and the professors give lots of illustrations, videos and a little more knowledge for a certificate program. I received 5 certs from here and it was worth my time and cash. posted Mar 2nd, 2017 7:37 pm

Ellen M.


Very disappointing. I took a marketing course, and felt that it was a waste of money. There is very little feedback from the staff. I could have gotten the same information reading a Marketing 101 book - definitely not worth over a thousand dollars! posted Feb 18th, 2017 1:17 am



I think you can get the same education at Coursera for 1/5 the price. Course guide (professor) was not dedicated (teaching or working) to course related material, it was just a second job. I agree with previous comments, they are trying to make money anyway they can. Quality or students satisfaction does not matter. posted Feb 2nd, 2017 2:21 pm


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I landed at eCornell during my search for continual education in leadership. As an aspiring leader in the Information Technology sector, I wanted something specific that was not too time intensive or expensive to enhance my knowledge and career. The Executive Leadership certificate was perfect for me and met all of the mentioned criteria. The process was wonderful from start to finish; the advisors were cordial and helpful and the online enrollment simple as well. Ultimately, I enjoyed the content developed by Cornell University professors and the collaboration with seasoned professionals from around the world. In addition, the online system was easy to navigate and intuitive. In the end, eCornell exceeded my expectations and the certificate looks great on my resume! I literally advanced my career while participating in the online program; my new employer stated that my focus on leadership set me apart from the rest of the candidates. posted Apr 30th, 2016 2:33 am

James T

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You get out what you put into it. The value for the price is exceptional.

If you cut corners and simply do the work to get the certificate. You will NOT appreciate this course.

However, if you're pretty self-motivated and you analyze course materials against your own day to day activities, you stand to gain some value.

If you're in it for a pretty certificate - stop. If you actually want to learn something and are willing to apply yourself with the added bonus of being able to put "professional certificate" from eCornell on your resume then this could be up your alley. posted Mar 21st, 2016 5:20 pm



We strive to ensure all of our students have a positive experience at eCornell and greatly appreciate getting feedback from alumni. As we are unable to pull contact information from this site, we encourage anyone with concerns to contact us at so we can address you personally.

eCornell provides 100% online, MBA-quality certificate programs in a variety of fields such as Marketing, Human Resources, Hospitality, Sales and Leadership. All our certificate courses are written by Cornell University professors and consist of lectures, quizzes, real-world projects and class discussions with fellow students. While our course content varies by topic, students spend approximately 5-7 hours on course work per week.

If you have any questions we can always be reached at 607-330-3200 or online at posted Jan 8th, 2015 4:04 pm

Impressed Student

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Wonderful program. It is well worth the money. The professors grading the work are very capable and the comments show their knowledge and expertise. The certificates start at $3300.00 and go up from there. posted Dec 28th, 2014 3:52 pm



I think many here are mistaken a course for a certificate. There are usually 6 or 7 courses needed to get a certificate. So it may take two weeks for a course but it will take 3 to 4 months for a certificate. So if you look at it its almost the same as taking a full univeristy course in a subject which takes usually 3 to 4 months. It only looks easy because usually there are no other courses to take with it as the case with university where you are taking four full courses in the same period. Its a specialization certificate and it works best if you take two certificates in a related field from ecornell. posted Mar 25th, 2014 9:52 am


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eCornell is going down the tubes with its new model. I think they are just trying to make a lot of money and rip us off. They how have college students with no experience grading our course work. No thank you. posted Oct 14th, 2013 11:46 pm

Dissapointed Student

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The "certificate" looked like my ten year old made it on her computer.

The content should be more lengthy.

The assessments should be more lengthy.

The cost is over priced for what you get.

However, if you are looking to get a certificate, without much work at all, and without learning much, and have lots of money/credit., then you would love this mickey mouse course. You could complete a two week course in less than 15 minutes. What a joke!!!!

I thought that eCornell would've offered a prestigous looking certificate, and a decent online learning experience. Boy was I mistaken.

I had much better success with The American Hotel and Lodging Association, online courses. ( AHLA ) posted Nov 18th, 2010 9:48 pm

gina mfam

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