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About the course

The Professional Development Program (PDP) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is the premier career-building opportunity for hospitality professionals with a minimum of two years of experience in hospitality or a related field.

In an industry that is ever-changing, you, too, must continue to grow and evolve in order to stay on top. To be successful, you must anticipate the future of your industry and be able to effectively understand and incorporate cutting-edge best practices into your organization.

PDP offers three-day intensive courses on campus that cover more than 25 areas of expertise. Craft a learning journey to meet your professional goals, learn from renowned faculty, share best practices with a network of international peers, and earn a Cornell credential to advance your career.

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

Who should attend

Participants from around the world find that the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration delivers the most sophisticated executive-education courses to the hospitality industry. From line-level managers to senior executives, PDP is certain to provide lifelong learning opportunities necessary to advance business and personal success.

Led by Cornell faculty and industry leaders, participants are able to apply this unique experience immediately in their daily activities. Interaction and networking with colleagues from around the globe is a unique and integral component of the program.

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