11 Jun UW–Madison partners with InStride to expand access to education
The University of Wisconsin–Madison announces a 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 new 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 pool of prospective students.
In February 2020, UW–Madison Online launched the university’s first fully online bachelor’s degree in personal finance for students who can’t attend in person and want to balance work, family or other obligations. More online bachelor’s degrees in various areas will be offered in the coming years.
InStride, a public benefit company launched in 2019, 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’s focus is on partnerships with industry-leading companies such as Aramark, Discount Tire, InfoSys, and more than 20 others who understand the social and business impact of investing in their employees’ education. UW–Madison and InStride are developing strategies to engage business partners inside and outside of the state of Wisconsin.