Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) to give employees who complete management courses college credit toward an associate degree. The program is for employees who are part of the Management Development Program. July 7, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with McDonald’s in order to develop a degree crosswalk with the company’s Management Development Program.

The new partnership will allow McDonald's restaurant and Mid-Management employees in the Management Development Program to transfer up to 21 credit hours of courses taken at Hamburger University toward an associate degree or up to 15 credit hours toward a technical certificate. Additionally, if students have previously attended another regionally-accredited college or university, those credits may also transfer to Ivy Tech.

The program will be offered online allowing any McDonald's restaurant and Mid-Management employee in the U.S. enrolled in the McDonald’s Management Development Programs to take advantage of this unique crosswalk option with Ivy Tech Community College, one of the largest community college systems of its kind.

“Over the last decade, Ivy Tech has developed the most accessible, online education program available anywhere, and we’re excited to now offer our program to students in the McDonald’s Management Development Programs,” said Dr. Jeff Pittman, Vice President of Corporate College and Online Education. “This is a unique opportunity for thousands of McDonalds’ management personnel to complete their college degree at a time that is convenient for them. Ivy Tech’s flexibility is the perfect fit for working adults with demanding home and work schedules.”

The flexibility of online delivery will allow students participating in the crosswalk option to complete coursework on their schedule, whether that be during the day, evening or weekends. Ivy Tech’s classes are also small in size which allows students to form great relationships with their peers and professors, even in online classes.

Students enrolled in the McDonald’s Management Development Program and participating in this crosswalk option will each be assigned to an advisor to assist with scheduling and answering questions. Ivy Tech’s team of advisors will not only help students with their educational and career goals, but also help design an academic plan that best fits each student’s needs. Virtual resources are also available.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College

Story Continues Below