NEW YORK and LANHAM, Md., July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced that it is expanding its partnership with Fordham University to deliver two new online graduate degree programs in law and business: Law@Fordham, a Master of Studies in Law in Compliance, and Business@Fordham, a suite of specialized management and finance degrees. Today's announcement represents two new Domestic Graduate Programs (DGPs) for 2U.
"Fordham is pleased to be able to deliver its programs in compliance and business to professionals around the world via 2U," said Fordham University Interim Provost Jonathan Crystal. "We look forward to delivering top-notch academic programming to a broader, more diverse body of students via 2U's online platform."
Fordham University School of Law will use 2U to deliver Law@Fordham. The Master of Studies in Law in Compliance is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the compliance field. Students will be taught skills that are essential for compliance professionals, such as setting up a compliance office; building and implementing compliance training programs; instituting incentive and disciplinary procedures for non-compliance; and setting up auditing, monitoring, and reporting systems. Core areas of study include legislation and regulation, risk assessment, global codes of conduct, international financial crime, crisis management, prosecution agreements, and corporate social responsibility. Students in the program will also have the opportunity to go to Fordham's Manhattan campus to participate in immersions where they will network with faculty, classmates, and leading compliance professionals. The program is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2019.
Fordham University Gabelli School of Business will use 2U to deliver Business@Fordham, a suite of specialized master's degree programs in business and management. The Gabelli School is committed to a "leadership with purpose" philosophy – conducting business that generates profit while benefiting individuals and communities. Students in Business@Fordham will have the opportunity to participate in immersions on Fordham's Manhattan campus where they will network with faculty, classmates, and industry experts. The first of the Business@Fordham degree offerings is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2019.
"We're thrilled to expand our partnership with Fordham University and deepen our relationship with their dynamic faculty and administration," said 2UGrad President Andrew Hermalyn. "Based in the epicenter of U.S. business and commerce, Fordham Law and the Gabelli School of Business have unparalleled access and connections to leaders in these fields. Partnering with Fordham means we can extend this quality educational experience to students globally."
These online programs will match the quality and rigor of Fordham's on-campus programs. Fordham faculty will teach students through weekly, live classes and faculty-developed interactive coursework on an online platform that works seamlessly on mobile devices, allowing students to complete their assignments from nearly anywhere.
2U, Inc. also works with the Fordham University Graduate School of Education to deliver Education@Fordham and the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service to deliver OnlineMSW@Fordham.
About Fordham University
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition across nine schools. Fordham awards baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees to approximately 15,000 students from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, the Gabelli School of Business (undergraduate and graduate), the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Religion and Religious Education, and Social Service, and the School of Law. The University has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.
Gina Vergel, Fordham University
Jemila Woodson, 2U, Inc.
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