University of Fredericton partners with SKILLSdox, the Canadian Education Network, to deliver programs in India
OTTAWA, June 10th, 2014
On June 10th, 2014, SKILLSdox Inc. and the University of Fredericton (UFred) entered into a 3 year partnership agreement whereby SKILLSdox will make available UFred’s MBA and Executive MBA programs through its platform and partnership network in India. The launch of the fully-online UFred programs into India will help reduce the large education gap in the type of global MBA or Executive MBA programs that are currently being offered throughout the country. Not only will these programs add value to an individual’s career, but they will also provide the essential skills needed in multinational corporate business practices along with better cultural understanding.
“SKILLSdox is providing the network that will enable UFred’s programs with the ability to tap into the millions of corporate employees. This partnership will benefit both countries significantly by upskilling Indian employees with greater knowledge and skills, in addition to aligning their learning with Canadian standards for potential immigration opportunities.” said Brad Loiselle, President of SKILLSdox.
SKILLSdox’s Canadian Education Network will offer the University of Fredericton’s Sandermoen School of Business MBA and Executive MBA Programs, with specialty tracks in ‘Global Leadership’, ‘Innovation Leadership’, ‘Social Enterprise Leadership, and more throughout India’s corporate world. These programs will help prepare leaders and management teams for complex global dealings with suppliers, competitors, partners and customers. Additionally, the fully-online delivery and affordability of the programs is beneficial to leaders and managers who aspire to lead their companies to much higher performance and new ventures. “Having worked on global education programs, we understand the value and need of accredited programs in India, and through SKILLSdox, we are looking forward to being able to tap into many corporate networks.” said Don Roy, President of the University of Fredericton.
There are many challenges in providing foreign University programs into India, including cultural differences, delivery limitations, learner management requirements, program affordability, content relevance and alignment of materials with industry. SKILLSdox has built the foundation and network into India that enables seamless connection between our education partners and India industry, all while leveraging SKILLSdox technologies and networks. “Working closely with Canadian institutions such as the University of Fredericton has been an absolute pleasure! They are eager, innovative and forward thinking in identifying solutions that could meet the needs of our target audiences.” said Mark Allice, Business Development Manager at SKILLSdox.
More about Skillsdox
Skillsdox, head office located in Ottawa Canada, with an office in Mumbai India, has established an education network and platform that connects quality content partners with in-country channel partners all while supporting the needs of both partners in terms of development services, online infrastructure and marketing support. Along with this support, SKILLSdox recoups it’s investment through revenue sharing opportunities when the programs are launched solving another problem of affordability. Visit SKILLSdox at: www.skillsdox.com
More about University of Fredericton
The University of Fredericton is a degree-granting online university that offers graduate degree programs in business leadership. Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, the University of Fredericton offers MBA and EMBA Programs under Section 3 of the Degree Granting Act of the Province of New Brunswick in Canada. The mission of the University of Fredericton is to be a leader in the Canadian and global evolution of professional education, providing a fully compatible lifelong learning path for the world’s professionals. The goal is to offer a contemporary and comprehensive, high impact business education that addresses the needs of their constituencies.