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 managers alike.
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 companies worldwide.
“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, right away.”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.