eCornell Testimonials

Corporate Clients (eCornell)
"eCornell and Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration have already proven to be essential partners in the professional development of our team members. With a network of more than 3,800 hotels across 88 countries, our business leaders can now access a wide variety of training programs and courses online at eCornell, which is both convenient and cost-effective for us. The collaborative, social learning aspect keeps people engaged and raises course completion rates. But most importantly, programs at eCornell deliver measurable results and drive employee performance. For that reason, we have significantly expanded our partnership with eCornell."
Matt Schuyler
Chief Human Resources Officer at Hilton Worldwide
"Cornell has been and continues to be an important part of our learning and development portfolio of resources for Best Western associates around the world. We continue to receive tremendously positive feedback from participants in Cornell's online programs whether here in North America or from our international affiliates."
Michael E. Nalley
Senior Manager, Education & Training Services
Best Western International
Hilton Worldwide
Gap Inc.
Patrick Imbardelli
CEO, Pan Pacific Hotels Group
eCornell and CSC
An Executive Leadership Success Story
Corporate Clients (Genashtim)

Jollibee Foods Corporation
(Philippines)

“People Development has always been a priority of Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) since our early days. We started by developing our own training programs, in synergy with local training consultants and industry partners. As we grew into an enterprise and started our international expansion, accessibility to internet learning gave us the opportunity to evolve on how we develop our people. We are glad to have partnered with eCornell to achieve this.

When we introduced eCornell in 2011, our goal was to capitalize on its blended learning delivery method, real world application and collaborative approach, as well as its track record in providing online professional and executive development. True to its promise, each eCornell course enabled more than a thousand JFC executives to expand their knowledge in a variety of business fields, even in areas outside their functional expertise that stretched and challenged them to maximize learnings beyond their comfort zones. The course format allowed flexibility of learning at their own pace, 24/7 access to materials and the opportunity to learn from experiences of others outside of our industry and culture. Since the courses are built primarily around case studies and simulated business scenarios, practical knowledge gained could immediately be applied to everyday work situations. ”
Ernesto Tanmantiong
Ernesto Tanmantiong
President/CEO
“I loved the course as it opened up new insights to my work”
Jason Ng
Red Ribbon Cake shop
“The course was very helpful. I was able to implement some of the major proposals in my final paper. Discussions with other professionals enabled more learning & helped me understand other businesses.”
Karol Atotubo
Chowking Marketing
“Being a privileged participant in this online program is an achievement for me. Having full interaction with other online students made me more rational and analyze things on a more wider perspective.”
Rossana Lacsamana
Operations
“The course offered me relevant & helpful topics appropriate for my needs.”
Reden H. Esternon
MO-NL D1
“It helped me communicate more with my team members and colleagues. It improved our workplace relationship.”
Queben Johnson Coquilla
Store Operations
“I think it is worth mentioning that the instructors /reviewers are so kind and considerate in the time allotment for each assignment. It really helped us complete each task given the workload that we have.”
Judy Velarde
R&D
“The methodology used allows optimum learning experience”
Mary Anne Lim
Human Resources
“I really like the videos as supplement to the courses because it enhances the subject matter and gives us a better picture /understanding of the area under discussion.”
Ingaran, Ma. Rosarip
Trade Marketing
“The course is sufficient. I like the fact that I can print and refer to the materials when I need it in my job.”
Imee Torres
Metro North
“The courses were very helpful and the principles can be easily applied in my work. The principles have deepen my appreciation of the right coaching and mentoring approach to my subordinates.”
Donna Michelle B. Dayrit
Jollibee South Luzon District 2
“The course was really helpful and can be applied to my day-to-day life in the office.”
Maria Kathrina Regina L. Segismundo
SBU-Marketing
“Its a new way of learning for me because I was able to interact with other students outside the Philippines. I gained knowledge through their experiences & somehow, in one way or another, I was able to apply it in my day to day interaction with my subordinates & co-workers.”
Maria Rosario O.Santos
Operations

IDSMED (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia)

“So far, everything is great. Thank you”
Juan Chee Siong
Sales
“I am so happy to had experience taking a course with ecornell”
Fransiskus Saferius
Finance Department
Students and Faculties
"All course material and curricula proved highly relevant with immediate benefits, directly applicable in practice. I found the practical exercises both enjoyable and stimulating. One of the greatest advantages is the continuous interaction with fellow industry professionals from around the world. The discussion board served as an ideal platform to explore new concepts, revisit existing practices and share opinions and practical experiences. The course instructor provided continuous guidance and support by proving insightful comments, suggestions and questions."
Andre Erasmus
General Manager
Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa, Yunnan
(excerpted from hoteliermiddleeast.com)
"I recently finished your course in Marketing the Hospitality Brand Through New Media: Social, Mobile & Search and am writing to thank you! I want to congratulate you on putting together a brilliant course. I now feel confident in my online, social, mobile and media knowledge."
Anil Bhagtani
Mumbai, India
"The Master Certificate in Essentials of Hospitality Management is the best way to take advantage of Cornell University's latest research and development in the industry."
Al Matos
Resident Manager
Radisson
Miami, FL U.S.A.
"The quality of the teaching and materials were first-rate. It is refreshing to study this hospitality business from a 'bird's-eye perspective.' The balance of the ideal with the realistic, the abstract with the practical, was perfect. There were often singular concepts that changed my whole perspective on the business . . . like RevPASH. I would definitely take it again, and many more courses. Immediately after graduating from the course, I applied it to making our award-winning Literati Cafe in Los Angeles hit new sales and profitability levels. From the success of Literati Cafe, we opened a new, fine dining restaurant next door called Literati II - which was named by the LA Times as the "future of dining in LA" and by Gayot as one of the top 20 restaurants in Los Angeles. The tools I picked up from my eCornell experience have been so helpful in honing my restaurant management skills and my ability to analyze the business of restaurants in measurable, meaningful ways."
Alex Kouba
Restaurateur
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
"The online experience had a very positive impact on my work, especially the human- resource courses (Managing Dynamic Teams and Managing People More Effectively), which helped me to better organize myself and to improve the understanding and motivation between my staff and myself.

Overall, the courses have broadened my experience, because they opened my eyes to different points of view, and enabled me to consider aspects of my work that I have never considered before (especially in the areas of marketing and human resources)."
Jessica Jaeger
Hotel Manager
Delphina, S.R.L.
Italy
Marketing Strategy
Data Driven Marketing
"The text was always simple and clear and the material was concise and organized. The interactive forums were also a great tool. At every stage of the course, students were asking and discussing challenging questions that were met with knowledgeable responses by the instructor."
Maria Exposito
Miami, FL U.S.A.
"The online experience was a great opportunity for me to improve my knowledge in Revenue Management, Forecasts and Pricing, in a great institution such as Cornell University. I had the chance to study, in a very interactive system, one of the subjects that I really need every day in my work."
Francisco Rodríguez (GMP'08)
General Manager
Capital Hoteles
Spain and Uruguay
"The on-line course was very helpful, easy to follow and allowed me to learn at my pace. I highly recommend it to all. Thank you for a great course."
Andrew Ivanyi
Program Leader
CHE, HIM, Hotel Institute
Montreux, Switzerland
"The online experience gave me the flexibility of pacing my studies during the allotted time. Adding animation to the slides added a bit of fun into my learning experience. If given an opportunity, I would study online once again with E-Cornell."
Mahima Tripathi
"For me, Cornell online learning was a totally new and valuable experience. The simulation case and discussion rounds with other participants contributed to the success of this learning method. The well structured course and the support from Cornell online teaching staff helped to gain new knowledge and insights on the course topic."
Ilka Cremer
Research Assistant
Munich University of Applied Sciences
Germany
"I recently passed eCornell training on Creating Value and Competitive Advantage in the Hospitality Industry. It has helped me to better view my company -- its strategic goals, positioning and direction -- and to see the whole picture. With the new and fresh vision that I received from this course, I have significantly updated my marketing planning for the next year."
Tanya Podgoretska
Sales & Marketing Director
Premier International, Hotel Management Company
Executive Leadership for Healthcare Professionals
Measuring and Improving Business Performance
"Thank you, first of all, to team Cornell for giving me a wonderful learning experience! Online Cornell has given me two things: 1. Satisfaction from interaction between other online students and the tutor. Though we may seem far apart, sharing each other’s views and points is definitely a great learning tool! 2. It’s wonderful to know that other people in the world of hospitality share similar experiences both good and bad as we do here in Papua New Guinea."
Lester Boga
Operations Training Manager
Airways
"eCornell did an excellent job of facilitating and delivering their online courses. I was impressed by the ease of accessing content and navigating through the course. I enjoyed both the hotel and project management courses I took."
Chad Wehba
"I greatly valued my experience at eCornell. It was a very professional program, and I fully recommend it to whomever is studying in the field of hotel real estate investments. The program provides excellent tools and other useful material that can be effectively used in the real world.

The teaching is excellent and of high level, and the selection of students leads to interesting and substantial discussions with experienced people from different backgrounds."
Andrea Moresco
Unione Alberghi Italiani S.p.A.
Milan, Italy
"Coming back to an online environment, and Cornell's in particular, was brilliant. I am so appreciative of the global classroom participants, the access to our instructors, and the collaborative environment. I would do it again in a heartbeat!"
Kerrieann Gourley
Senior Acct. Executive
Renaissance Orlando
"This program i took was Executive Leadership. I think the content of this program is very beneficial and tailored for working individuals as they are very relevant in the working field. It's really awesome to be discussing topics with people from all over the world who come from different fields of occupations and we all can share our own experiences. The lecturers are very clear and concise, the modules are not difficult but challenging. I love the flexibility of the course and i think it's really good for people who want to improve their knowledge or expertise, while still being able to have a full time career. Overall very satisfied with the service and program for a first timer like me!"
Christia Permata Dharmawan
Director of Marketing, Sales & Client Relations
Focus Production
"I found the online learning experience with eCornell an absolute delight. Accessing the information online gives you the freedom to complete your studies at a time convenient for you. What I learned from the Revenue Management courses have allowed me to see my work in a different light and, most importantly, the contributions of other eLearners from across the globe provided great insight into best practices in the world of hospitality."
Anu Pietilainen
Revenue Manager
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney
"A truly unforgettable experience! Delivered via the right methods and from the most knowledgeable faculty."
Michael Chrysochoidis
General Manager
Anatolia Hotels
Greece
"My online learning experience was much better and more of a personal profit than I expected. Especially helpful were the courses of financial & managerial accounting, which helped me to understand budgeting, forecasting and other topics much better."
Thomas Pankratz
Grand Hotel Europe
"It was a great experience to learn from this outstanding eCornell program. The methods of studying, the case studies and the material in whole were up-to-date and useful for my future career and skills development. Thank you eCornell!"
Lela Krstevska
CEO
Radika Resort from Gostivar, Republic of Macedonia
Certificate: Hotel Real Estate Investment & Asset Management
Master Certificate: Focus on Hospitality Marketing
and Hotel Revenue Management
Hotel Real Estate Investments
and Asset Management
Social Media in HR
Advanced Certificate in Strategic HR Management
"I completed the Master Certificate in Hospitality Management back in 2008 through eCornell's e-learning program and felt it was one of the most beneficial programs I had taken for my professional development. Feedback from the instructors was very positive and encouraging."
Cyril Russell
Operations Manager
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John's,
Newfoundland, Canada
Certificate: Master's Certificate in Hospitality Management
"I completed the Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management certificate program in 2010 at eCornell and it was excellent. The program was very challenging and I've been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. In my opinion the conversations with the instructors and the world experience you will get from the other students in the course is priceless."
Sean Wiggins
Director, Portfolio Management Services
Wyndham Worldwide, Jacksonville, Florida
Certificate: Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management
"It is an excellent course and a must for anyone who wants to make it "big" in this industry."
Student Testimonial
Valuing Hotel Intellectual Property and Structuring the Capital Stock
"This course is a great opportunity to interact with our lodging industry colleagues from all over the world."
Student Testimonial
Achieving Hotel Asset Management Objectives
"After taking this course, I feel more confident being a manager, and it has also significantly helped me to improve my personal life."
Student Testimonial
Managing People More Effectively
"The course was very informative and well-designed. I feel more confident now with managing financials."
Student Testimonial
Principles of Financial Accounting in the Hospitality Industry
"I wish I had taken this course sooner. The concepts discussed are helpful to my current occupation, and will truly help me in certain areas of my work in the future."
Student Testimonial
Data Gathering and Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
"Apart from the great explanations within the content of the course, what contributed most to the learning was the in-depth knowledge of some of the participants, especially in a course like this where much of the decision-making is very subjective and dependent on many different variables not always covered in the case studies. Thank you for an enriching experience."
Sacha Bernal Coates
Achieving Hotel Asset Management Objectives
"A remarkable learning experience with beneficial case studies which are very close to operational day-to-day life. The course enhances the vision of the marketing techniques applied in the hospitality industry as a whole."
Student Testimonial
Marketing Analysis in the Hospitality Industry
Business Strategy: Achieving
Competitive Advantage

Managing for Execution