|[November 19, 2012]
The Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Join Forces to Deliver Online Management Training Courses
HERNDON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and Udemy, a
leading online education marketplace, announce today a strategic
partnership to offer online leadership development solutions available
through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider.
The Jack Welch Management Institute applies the celebrated management
practices of Fortune magazine's "Manager of the Century," Jack Welch and
combines real-world instruction with immediate, on-the-job
applicability. The Institute currently offers Executive MBA and
Executive Certificate programs that fit the needs of new and experienced
Through extensive work with over 150 corporations, the Jack Welch
Management Institute and Strayer University have identified an unmet
business need for high-quality, practical management training.
Corporations are increasingly looking for shorter-form courses that
provide specific, applicable and timely education to a large pool of
employees as an effective way of further educating their teams.
Together, the Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy are committed to
solving this business need by providing world-class leadership training
courses on a large scale to individuals and mid- and large-size
"We are always looking for innovative ways to bring technology
enhancements to our offerings and our clients have told us that too many
management training and development programs don't deliver on their
promise because the content is too rigid and theoretical," said Dean
Sippel, General Manager of the Jack Welch Management Institute. "The
courses that we will provide, offer ultimate flexibility, a personalized
learning experience, and winning skills that can be used on the job,
The courses will be customized based on user preference, either
instructor-led or self-paced, but both will remain true to the on-demand
model, providing working professionals the much needed flexibility to
achieve the certification whenever and wherever convenient. Courses,
which will be provided at a cost, will include leadership, people
management, strategy, operational excellence and others.
"The Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the most respected
adult-focused educators in the United States, and we are proud to be
their partner," said Dennis Yang, president and chief operating officer,
Udemy. "We both believe that the cross collaboration between education
and technology is the key to personal growth and the future of learning."
About The Jack Welch Management Institute
The core mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer
University is to provide students and organizations with the proven
methodologies, immediately actionable practices, and respected
credentials needed to win in the most demanding global business
environments. By teaching the performance and people-driven management
canon of Jack Welch and other renowned business leaders, the Jack Welch
Management Institute prepares Executive MBA and Executive Certificate
program graduates to transform their companies and careers. For more
information, please visit www.jwmi.com.
About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University
offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business
administration, accounting, information technology, human resource
management, education, health services administration, public
administration, management and criminal justice to working adult
students at 99 campuses in 23 states and Washington, D.C., as well as
worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also offers an executive
MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more
information, visit www.strayer.edu
or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).
Udemy is an online marketplace that connects experts from around the
world with learners who are seeking better skills, careers and lives.
Through their unique and on-demand online courses, Udemy is leading
skill-based and lifelong learning online with more than 5,000 courses,
from Technology to Business, taught by some of the world's top experts,
including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and
Ivy League professors. By changing the lives of more than 400,000
students, Udemy is driving innovation and democratization of the
learning process. For more information, please visit www.udemy.com.
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