Hospitality Management Program
to help you develop the skills you need
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The Mastercard Foundation Hanga Ahazaza initiative is a $50 million, five-year initiative focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the tourism and hospitality sector in Rwanda.
Hanga Ahazaza, meaning “create the future” in Kinyarwanda, is a consortium of partners from the education, development, and private sectors. Working together, they will support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector through increased access to financial services and training, and by connecting them to young people with the skills needed to be successful employees.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is providing educational training to hospitality professionals in Rwanda via eCornell online courses, virtual events, and executive education courses.
In this online program you will focus on various content areas including hotel operations, service, leadership, financial management, marketing, and revenue management. The program is delivered by Cornell through both online courses that can be completed at anytime and live, virtual synchronous events with Cornell faculty. The course list has been modified to fit the Rwandan context to ensure you are receiving the most relevant hospitality and tourism related instruction. Upon completion of this program students will earn a Recognition of Achievement in Service Excellence, a Certificate in Hospitality Management and a Certificate of Specialization from Cornell University.
Set Yourself Apart
that fit your life and career.
Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis and cohorts begin every 3 months.
- Must be fluent in English, both written and verbal
- Must be within the ages of 18-35.
- Must be employed within the hospitality and tourism industry and currently hold a position at the supervisory or managerial level, or be entering a position at this level.
- Must have access to a computer and the internet.
Learn more about what you can expect in the program in this short video.
Ready to apply? View this application video if you want to learn more about how to complete the application.