Employer-Aligned Curriculum

Learn from dedicated faculty who are professionals working in and staying current with trends in their fields.

Designed for you, in cooperation with INDUSTRY EXPERTS.

University of Massachusetts Global faculty have their pulse on current employer needs and are committed to continuously updating and improving the curriculum to reflect what is going on in the real world. Our accomplished, industry experts are future-focused, but what you learn here can be applied directly to your career, right now.

Faculty members are scholar-practitioners, with the majority holding earned doctoral degrees and currently working in their fields.

You’ll benefit from learning applicable skills that you can use NOW through our faculty's commitment to relevant industry trends.

Our advisory board members are made up of community leaders and national industry authorities that help provide direction for our programs.

Employer Aligned

University of Massachusetts Global advisory boards are made up of business and community experts in their fields who provide ideas and feedback that help guide and direct the development of new programs and curriculum.

Focused on the adult learner, we incorporate employment trends and needs into future ideas for academic programs and are continuously exploring new ideas to provide improved programs, resources, and services.

Our Backwards Course Design is at the heart of it all. UMass Global courses are designed from the job up. This means we start by understanding what knowledge and skills are required for students to be ready for today’s workforce. Then we think about what students will need in order to demonstrate these competencies, and what programs and coursework will support this.

Gordon Winn
The fact that Brandman University* was a nonprofit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college, where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.
Gordon W. | BA, Organizational Leadership
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
The distinguished faculty at Brandman* and their dedication to their students as well as the administration have made it possible for us students to overcome the challenges we faced and helped us bring our educational goals to fruition.
Maribel L. | B.A. Legal Studies
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
Obtaining an MBA always was on my bucket list, however, until I found Brandman* I was facing large loans and a strict school regiment. The flexibility of Brandman’s* program along with Kia’s tuition assistance made the perfect combination. An MBA gave me the self-confidence to trust my ideas and question conventional thinking.
Julie M. | MBA
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
I would recommend Brandman* for a quality education to anyone. I know the faculty is absolutely committed to a quality education. They’ll make sure that you’ll get what you’re coming there for, the knowledge you need.
James M. | MA Organizational Leadership
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
Keith F. | MBA Program

Industry Experts

Instructors at the University of Massachusetts Global, formally Brandman University, are a diverse group of scholar-practitioners who currently work in their field of expertise. They are able to share insights into where the industry is going and how students must prepare for success, understanding industries from perspectives all across the nation.

In addition, the faculty members serve as your mentors, providing career guidance as you seek to advance your career or change occupations.

UMass Global faculty members are innovative, always looking for ways to improve and engage your student experience. You have the opportunity to learn under professionals working in the jobs you hope to have someday.

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Applicable Skills

UMass Global faculty consider evolving student needs and assess their instructional techniques to continuously improve educational experiences. All members practice the school’s iDEAL (Instruction Design for Engaged Adult Learning) model of teaching, which incorporates best practices and adult learning theories that focus on engaged learning.

Still active in their respective industries, our faculty members have the necessary skills to teach current, relevant curriculum.

If you’re already working in your career industry, you can immediately apply these new skills to your workplace. Many courses support this through reflection assignments that ask you to think about how you could put the principles and skills you are learning to use in real-world cases you are encountering now or have encountered in the past.


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