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Leading Online MBA Program Founded by Jack Welch Launches Human Resources Leadership Concentration


The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) now offers a new
concentration designed to elevate HR professionals to a position of
power and primacy within any organization

The Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) launched a human resources
leadership concentration for its top-ranked online MBA program aimed at
developing professionals who can build leaders and careers within the
workplace. Built on the principle that people are a company's most
important asset, the new program combines leadership and business skills
from the school's core MBA curriculum with essential talent management
tools and aims to elevate the role and reputation of HR from a service
department to a strategic driver of organizational success.

"Human Resources is the most critical function within any organization.
What could possibly be more important than who gets hired, developed,
promoted, or moved out the door?" Jack Welch, renowned business leader
and founder of JWMI, said. "Through our newest concentration, students
will use our proven management practices to identify and retain great
talent, build careers and help forge the kind of teams that change lives
and companies."

Welch was known throughout his career as a champion of the human
resources function and brings his proven people management practices to
this new MBA concentration. Students will gain specialized skills to
develop talent and build their company's leadership pipeline, implement
differentiation and incentives to retain top talent, align the
competencies and behaviors of the workforce with the strategic goals of
the organization, and position the HR role as a strategic partner to the

As part of the Experts of Practice lecture series, students will have
the opportunity to learn from Jack Welch, Bill Conaty, former head of
Human Resources at GE, and HR experts from today's leading
organizations, such as Netflix, Delta Air Lines and the HR Policy
Association, as well as executives from Starbucks, McDonald's, Home
Depot and more. HR-specialty courses include "Recruit, Develop, Assess,
Reward, Retain," "Strategic Partnering with the C-Suite," and "Lead
Change by Putting People First."

Since becoming part of Strayer University in 2012, JWMI has quickly
grown, graduating over 1,200 working professionals. Designed to serve
working professionals with a desire to galvanize their careers, Welch
built JWMI to drive real results for his students, and sixty-eight
percent of the school's MBA students receive a promotion or raise while
enrolled.1 JWMI is ranked as a top online MBA program by The
Princeton Review, Top MBA and CEO Magazine. JWMI currently
enrolls a diverse population of more than 1,800 students, representing
47 states and 56 countries.

The Jack Welch Management Institute is accepting applications.
Applicants interested in learning more about this new MBA concentration
should call 1-855-596-5964 to speak to an admissions officer. The human
resources leadership concentration is currently not available in all

To learn more about the Jack Welch Management Institute and the Human
Resources Leadership concentration, visit or
follow @JackWelchMBA on Twitter.


1   This figure is based on results of 500 JWMI students surveyed during
the final quarter of their program between March 2015 and March 2017.

About The Jack Welch Management Institute

The core mission of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer
University is to transform the lives of students by providing them with
the tools they need to become better leaders, build great teams, and
help their organizations win. For more information, please visit

About Strayer University: Founded in 1892, Strayer University is
an institution of higher learning for working adult students. It offers
undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration,
accounting, information technology, education, health services
administration, public administration, and criminal justice. Strayer
University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher
Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 (267-284-5000, The
Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by
the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation. For more information, visit

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