Chief Learning Officer: Big corporations partner with universities to help employees get their degrees

July 12, 2019

The following content first appeared on the news page while UMass Global operated under its former name of Brandman University.

Global corporations have supported employees pursuing secondary education for years. However, many companies haven’t actively marketed them to employees or tracked the impact of the investment, until now. The latest trend in adult learning is powered by top organizations partnering with local colleges and leading online academic institutions to expand affordability and accessibility to employees.

Chief Learning Officer® interviewed Brandman University’s Chancellor Gary Brahm to discuss how nontraditional students need a different approach to earning their degrees. He explains that, “many of them are first-generation citizens, low income, and they don’t have experience choosing a college or picking courses.” That’s where competency-based education (CBE) comes in.

This revolutionary online learning modality lets students set the “pace of learning” rather than following a structured semester format. It prevents learners from getting overwhelmed and allows those with existing skills to prove what they know and move on. “It gives them a sense of confidence, and it makes every credit count,” Brahm explains. Learn more about Brandman MyPath™ CBE programs and find out how companies like Walmart who are taking advantage of the benefits.

Read full article on




Become a Student

Have questions about enrollment, degree programs, financial aid, or next steps?

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About UMass Global

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at UMass Global, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that UMass Global may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend University of Massachusetts Global. Privacy Policy