A Non-Profit University And A For-Profit Consulting Company Partner To A Offer A New Masters Degree

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Gary Whitney
Thomas M. Dalton


For-profit, non-profit, masters, degree, leadership


The University of San Diego, School of Business Administration (non-profit university) and the Ken Blanchard Companies (for profit management consulting company) teamed to create the Master of Science in Executive Leadership at USD. Fusing a traditional non-profit university faculty and staff with a for-profit consulting company created a plethora of financial, cultural, and marketing issues. These issues were solved through a creative and collaborative process. Ultimately the new masters degree thrived both financially, and developed into a popular program for upwardly mobile business executives.


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