Purdue Global Creating Straight-to-Business Credential
Purdue University Global is partnering with Washington-based Gallup Inc. to develop and deliver an academic program designed to give high school students a chance to get work in corporate America, while also pursuing a business degree.
Strengths Oriented Leadership will consist of five unique courses.
“This innovative partnership draws on distinctive strengths and core values shared by both organizations,” said Jeffrey Buck, Purdue Global vice president. “It’s an initiative that provides a real benefit to society by reimagining the traditional pathway for accessing the benefits that result from work experience and post-secondary education.”
Purdue Global and Gallup, a business analytics advisory company, will collaborate in developing the program that includes subject-matter experts identified by both organizations.
Each course will be 10 weeks in length and will include weekly seminar sessions led by Purdue Global faculty.
“This partnership is a key component of Gallup’s Straight to Business initiative that aims to create a more diverse talent pipeline for corporate America by identifying and recruiting students straight out of high school to pursue an accelerated no-limits career track that also includes a bachelor’s degree,” said Joe Daly, senior partner at Gallup.
The courses will be bundled into an undergraduate micro-credential, which shows employers business-ready skills the student achieved while pursuing an undergraduate degree through Purdue University Global
The first course will be available for students by November 11.