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

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


Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2018 – The Jack Welch Management Institute 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 C-suite.

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 enrolled1. 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 immediately. 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 states. Contact JWMI admissions for more information.

To learn more about the Jack Welch Management Institute, visit https://jackwelch.strayer.edu or follow @JackWelchMBA on Twitter.


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



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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 http://www.jwmi.com.

About Strayer University

Strayer University has been in operation since 1892, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students. The University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce development. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).

***MEDIA NOTE: To speak with Jack Welch, please contact Mona Amin at mona.amin@strayer.edu or (202) 557-4920.

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