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Cornell ILR’s New Graduate Certificate in HR Offers 9 Credits Online

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Cornell ILR’s New Graduate Certificate in HR Offers 9 Credits Online

Ithaca, NY – October 20, 2009 — Human resources professionals can now earn nine graduate credits from the ILR School at Cornell University in fewer than nine months with ILR’s new online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management.

"More and more, HR professionals are being asked to play a larger role in providing strategic leadership and helping to manage change," said Harry C. Katz, Kenneth F. Kahn Dean, ILR School. "The ILR School has the leading HR faculty in the world, with expertise in leadership development, organizational agility, and talent management. This new online program gives HR professionals a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from prominent HR thought leaders, and to take away practical information that can help their organizations move forward in this time of economic recovery.  The online ‘blended’ format of the new program allows HR professionals to gain exposure to state-of-the-art thinking and network with classmates while avoiding travel costs."

Graduate Certificate students will be able to customize their curriculum by choosing to concentrate in two of three specialization tracks in employee relations, engaging talent, and HR Strategy; participating in an eight-week Graduate Certificate student-only cohort in business leadership skills; attending four online Webcasts by ILR faculty on topics of critical importance to the HR function; and developing a personal portfolio that journals the application of what they’re learning to their own professional circumstances.

Successful students will complete the program in as little as nine months having developed advanced human resources skills and mastered the techniques necessary to execute in a business environment. They will earn a Cornell credential worth nine credits towards a master’s degree from the ILR School.

The program is delivered by eCornell using its proven instructor-led Structured Flexibility model that combines the structure of a well-defined course schedule, the flexibility of online learning, and access to subject-matter expert instructors to contextualize the learning and guide the learner to successful completion.

Tuition for the program is $10,800. Each student will work with an enrollment counselor to customize a course schedule to meet his or her personal and professional schedules.

For more information or to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, visit

About the Cornell University ILR School
Cornell University’s ILR School is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. It was founded as The School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1945, with a mission "to improve industrial and labor conditions in the State." Today, the school has national and international reach and is known more simply as ILR. Its focus has evolved to keep pace with the changing workplace and extends beyond labor-management relations to the many facets of work that are critical to an organization’s success in a global economy – from human resource management and labor economics and law, to organizational behavior and conflict resolution. ILR is a unique educational institution offering a four-year undergraduate program focused on the workplace, several types of graduate degrees, and career-long learning for professionals. To learn more about the ILR School, visit

About eCornell
eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world’s leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management development, human resources, financial management and hospitality management. eCornell’s proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered over 120,000 courses to more than 35,000 students in almost 200 countries. For more information visit

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