Corporate universities vs higher education institutions

Judy C. Nixon (Hart Professor of Business Administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Business Administration, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Marilyn M. Helms (Sesquicentennial Endowed Chair in Business and Technology, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia, USA)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Publication date: 1 July 2002


Corporate universities are not new, but have experienced tremendous growth during the last ten years. Predictions are that corporate universities will outnumber traditional colleges and universities within the next ten years. Reasons for the rapid growth are profiled in this article along with implications and challenges for both corporations and traditional universities. As an illustrative case, a partnering example between a corporate university and a traditional university is profiled. Costs and issues to consider in planning a corporate university are included. Changes underway at traditional universities and future implications conclude the article.



Nixon, J.C. and Helms, M.M. (2002), "Corporate universities vs higher education institutions", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 34 No. 4, pp. 144-150.

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