Brandman U. now UMass Global

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Brandman is "predominantly online." It is largely campus-based, with a home campus in Orange County and satellite campuses on or near many military bases. I do not know the proportion of in-class vs. online students, however.

    It is interesting that it is leaving Chapman--where it was an integral part of the Chapman system. I would love to see the financials on that one.

    I agree that this is an interesting phenomenon. But it's not unusual in the business world for a company to acquire expertise and market penetration by acquiring another company. It is a quick way to get started. Of course, tell that to Warner Brothers.
  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Good point. According to the school's website, they offer their programs online and hybrid. So, even the students who attend one of their over 25 campuses do not take all their courses fully on campus.

    "We offer programs online, or in an on-campus/online combination (aka hybrid). Convenient classes with year round enrollment make obtaining a degree achievable for busy adult students."
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Well @TEKMAN, what say you? I think I prefer UMass Global to Brandman. If you have thoughts on this new name, do tell :D
    chrisjm18 and sanantone like this.
  5. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    He should become an expert on school naming lol

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I think that is a good name, either the location of the university or "Global" as specifically for distance learning. :D But I am surprised that Champan University releases Brandman University out of its system.

    Next would be Harvard University's Extension School acquires the University of Phoenix to form Harvard University Global Campus ( :D
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I have to admit I'd want to see that just to watch the apoplexy. :D
    Maniac Craniac, RoscoeB and TEKMAN like this.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Perhaps not Harvard, since I doubt they're in a hurry to do anything. But I would not at all be surprised to see it sold to some university with a big endowment, champing at the bit to get into (a) online learning and (b) degree programs for working adults.

    BTW, UoP started out as a company with a contract with a state university in California to deliver master's programs in an alternative fashion--using the model they still employ today. When WASC told the school to knock it off, Sperling got mad, moved to Arizona, and the rest is some amazing history.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Who does not like Crimson socks from Harvard University at Phoenix?:D

    Maniac Craniac and SteveFoerster like this.
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Dustin likes this.
  11. felderga

    felderga Active Member

    I wonder who might try and acquire Columbia Southern University? It's basically family owned and also owns Waldorf University in Iowa.

Share This Page