The Advent of the Corporate University and How it Impacts Your Company

The Advent of the Corporate University and How it Impacts Your Company

By Pamela Hawley
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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:30pm


Business schools are gaining some competition. But it’s not from one another, it’s actually from corporations.

Corporations have set up "corporate universities" in order to serve upper level management, and sometimes the entire company. What they’re doing is educating their team on the essential principles, functions, and operations of how the company works. Even further, they’re giving business lessons, communications, and technical expertise that can be taught on this “corporate campus,” often negating the need for "B-School.”

One of the first companies to lead the charge was Unilever, a consumer goods company that has been around nearly 60 years. The program’s main focus is actually working on an important part of corporate social responsibility - sustainable business.

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Pamela Hawley is the founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, an award-winning nonprofit that connects volunteers and donors with quality service opportunities. She is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and has been invited to three Social Innovation events at the White House. She also writes Living and Giving, a blog with the mission of “Inspiring Leaders to Live with Excellence and Love.”