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Competency-Based Online Education for Scale
Episode 919th May 2021 • Global Business School Network • GBSN
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Western Governors University (WGU) is a large online, non-profit, competency-based university based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The College of Business has a total enrollment of over 41,000 students, 11,000 of which were enrolled in graduate business programs as of December 2020. The majority of its students are non-traditional and/or come from under-served populations. WGU is working to develop innovative products that address access and equitable attainment, creating pathways between talent and opportunity.  

In this webinar, learn about its competency-based approach to online education and its faculty model providing students with personalized support as they progress toward completion of a credential. The speakers will discuss WGU’s strategies to scale while maintaining industry relevance, and provide a preview of the skills-focused direction of its program development and redevelopment efforts. 


Michelle Love, Chair of the MBA Program, Western Governors University. USA.

Ningchun Han, Product Development Owner, College of Business Western Governors University. USA.

Michael Whalen, Skills Architect, College of Business, Western Governors University. USA.