Great Learning, a leading global player in the professional and higher education segment and a BYJU’S group company, today announced the acquisition of Singapore based Northwest Executive Education, a leading global provider of executive education programs.
Northwest Executive Education, with its portfolio of high-quality leadership programs from some of the world’s best Universities, augments the high quality, skill-based professional learning offerings from Great Learning to together realize the vision of becoming the world’s largest provider of executive education, continuing education and lifelong learning.
Established in 2015, Northwest Executive Education has become a preferred provider for long format comprehensive programs offered by top global educational institutions. Northwest offers programs from Universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale, UCLA, University of Chicago, National University of Singapore, among others, and is expanding across US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. It focuses on comprehensive programs in Management, Leadership, Technology, Health Care, Innovation and other in-demand executive learning areas, enrolling participants from 50+ countries across its programs portfolio. With a deep focus on high-quality application-oriented learning and personalized coaching for participants, Northwest has achieved ~99% completion rate since inception.
Northwest will continue to operate as an independent organization under the leadership of its co-founders, Mohit Jain, Tamhant Jain and Maitreyi Singhvi. Great Learning and BYJU’s are investing in Northwest to supercharge its future growth, helping underscore the global ambition of the organizations. Northwest and Great Learning would leverage synergies to expand the portfolio of offerings and cater to learners across India, Asia, US, Latin America and Europe in blended and online learning formats.
Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “Northwest complements the strengths of Great Learning, with a strong and expanding portfolio of programs from global top tier Universities. The guiding philosophy of both companies has always been aligned towards making high quality education accessible, and providing learners with the skills required to succeed in the digital economy. Northwest will accelerate Great Learning’s efforts to provide learners across the globe with best in class learning opportunities from world’s top Universities.”
Mohit Jain and Tamhant Jain, Co-founders of Northwest shared, “We have built a strong global portfolio of programs through our collaborations with some of the World’s best Universities. Being bootstrapped, we have always focused on building a reputation for high quality learning experiences that have helped executives and professionals grow in their leadership journey and careers, leading to more than 100 CXO transitions for our alumni. With a move to online learning, we are expanding our live classrooms, and continue to emphasize faculty connect and peer interactions as the cornerstones of transformational learning experiences. We are excited to join forces with BYJU’S Great Learning for our next phase of growth and accelerate our shared vision of creating global access to affordable, high quality learning from world’s best Universities.”
Great Learning was acquired by BYJU’S in 2021, expanding its offerings beyond the K-12 and test prep segment. Founded in 2013, Great learning has delivered over 85 million hours of impactful learning to 4 million learners from over 170 countries. It leverages a carefully curated network of 4700+ industry expert mentors to deliver high-quality learning outcomes and works with more than 6200 corporate partners for their upskilling and talent needs. With best-in-class completion rates and learner satisfaction, Great Learning’s approach is differentiated by its mentored learning model and its deep and proven commitment to quality. Northwest is the second acquisition by Great Learning this year. It had acquired campus recruitment platform Superset in January 2022.
Great Learning collaborates with the best universities in the world including Stanford University, MIT Professional Education, Wharton Online, The University of Texas at Austin, Northwestern University, National University of Singapore (NUS), Deakin University, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Delhi, Great Lakes Institute of Management and others to enable them to offer Degree, Diploma and Certificate programs. The company also offers over 1200 free courses through its Great Learning Academy to help college students and working professionals start their learning journeys.