June 11, 2020

UW-Madison and InStride partner to expand access to education and develop a workforce of the future

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June 11, 2020 The University of Wisconsin–Madison announced a new partnership with InStride, a global network of high-quality academic institutions, to help offer employees of large companies the life-changing benefits of a UW­–Madison degree.

The partnership enables UW–Madison Online to offer online education directly to workers through large employers. InStride will start by connecting its national and international corporate partners and their employees to the new UW–Madison Online Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance, enabling the university to reach a broader audience of prospective students.

“UW-Madison has a long history of working with companies large and small in ways that benefit students and the people of Wisconsin,” says UW–Madison Provost John Karl Scholz. “This new partnership with InStride promises to uphold our high academic standards while making it possible for more people to advance their careers.”

Launched in 2019, InStride has a growing academic network—primarily R1 institutions—and includes U.S. colleges and universities, such as Arizona State University (ASU), Harvard Business School Online, The City University of New York (CUNY) and the University of Washington Continuum College, as well as other high-quality institutions around the world. InStride partners with industry-leading corporations such as Aramark, Discount Tire, Infosys and more than 20 others that understand the social and business impact of investing in their employees’ education. UW–Madison and InStride are developing strategies to engage business partners across and outside the state of Wisconsin.

For more information, see the full press release at the UW-Madison website.

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