The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Canada's Leading Business School, to Launch 2U-Powered Online Executive and Professional Programs
LANHAM, Md. and TORONTO, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced a new partnership with the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management—Canada's leading business school and top-ranked open enrollment executive education provider—to develop and launch a suite of online short courses in key business topics, including Organizational Leadership and a new course title for both organizations—Fintech: The Future of Payments. These courses, and more to be confirmed, will be available in 2022 through GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand.
"At the Rotman School of Management, we're training the next generation of transformational business leaders to be change agents in their companies, countries, and communities," said Stephanie Hodnett, executive director of executive programs at the Rotman School of Management. "Now, more than ever, these professionals want high-quality, flexible, and career-relevant online programs, and our new partnership with 2U will help us scale to meet this growing market demand."
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated digital transformation across industries, forcing executives to confront increasingly complex global business challenges. And according to a Deloitte Canada study, "adaptability, flexibility, and a commitment to lifelong learning will be vital" as companies and business executives emerge from the pandemic and prepare for an increasingly digital and data-driven world. As one example, the fintech sector is expected to reach a market value of around $305 billion by 2025. As a global fintech hub, Toronto sits at the epicenter of digital transformation in the financial services sector. The new Rotman School of Management and 2U short courses will help equip professionals to thrive in this dynamic, fast growing industry.
"We're thrilled to join the Rotman School of Management on its mission to provide a world-class business education to professionals in Toronto and around the world" said Andrew Hermalyn, president of global partnerships at 2U. "Helping business leaders develop the leadership and technical skills they need to excel in their careers has never been more critical, and we're proud to join Rotman's roster of cutting-edge programs to help more people thrive in a post-COVID economy."
Today's announcement marks an expanded partnership between 2U and the University of Toronto, which currently offers 2U-powered online boot camps in Coding, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Fintech, Digital Marketing and UX/UI through the School of Continuing Studies. Over 1,100 learners have graduated from UofT SCS boot camps since launching in 2018.
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