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News: Partnering with Arizona State University to Support Continual Learning for Employees Worldwide

July 17, 2018 | 1 Minute Read
Chemonics International, one of the world’s leading implementers of innovative development solutions, and Arizona State University, the nation’s highest-ranked institution for innovation, have teamed up to provide Chemonics employees worldwide with access to accredited online education.

Arizona State University (ASU) is a leader in expanding educational access for learners around the world through its high-quality online platforms, which is one of the reasons U.S. News and World Report has named it the most innovative university in the United States for three years in a row. Through its online platforms, ASU annually serves 45,000 students from nearly every country in the world.

Chemonics has more than 4,600 employees across the globe with experience designing innovative solutions to address intractable development challenges. Starting in August 2018, these Chemonics employees will be able to enhance their skills and experience and advance their careers at little to no cost through accredited master’s-level online courses with ASU.

“Our joint vision is for everyone everywhere to have access to continual learning and higher education that is right for them. Being able to offer our employees worldwide access to flexible, online learning that provides tangible outcomes valuable in the workplace is helping us realize that vision,” said Chemonics’ Executive Vice President Jamey Butcher.

The first offering is a series of three courses in global supply chain management that ASU has co-created with Chemonics practitioners, which will be taught by expert faculty of the Department of Supply Chain at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business — currently ranked second in the United States for best online graduate programs. At the end of the six-month program, employees will earn a credential and be able to apply the skills and lessons shared by other practitioners to their work solving critical supply chain issues. Employees will also receive nine credits that they can apply toward one of two accredited master’s degrees offered through ASU Online once admitted into one of the programs.

Our joint vision is for everyone everywhere to have access to continual learning and higher education that is right for them. Being able to offer our employees worldwide access to flexible, online learning that provides tangible outcomes valuable in the workplace is helping us realize that vision.

Jamey Butcher, Chemonics’ Executive Vice President

The first master’s degree option is a M.S. in global technology and development with a concentration in applied international development (GTD-AID) from the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. The program is specially designed for early-career as well as established international development professionals, who can select a specialization closely related to their current work, such as health, business, or education.

The second option is a master’s degree in applied leadership and management (MALM), a unique degree taught by Thunderbird’s world-class professors that explores leadership and management through the lens of high-growth and emerging markets. The MALM combines Thunderbird’s prestigious tradition of graduate education with cutting-edge technology to deliver a transformative online graduate degree.

Chemonics’ Continual Learning Program with ASU provides an incredible opportunity for Chemonics’ staff around the world, especially those from developing countries, to access affordable education through a top university, which can lead to better marketability for future career opportunities, higher salaries, and improved skills.