August 18, 2014
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EDUCATION: IT and computing degrees; $1/day
Brandman University will be expanding its degree offerings to Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) employees—a year after it was named by the retail giant as one of three universities employees could attend largely on Walmart’s dime.
Walmart employees will be able to attend Irvine-based Brandman University for $1 a day as part of a new program the retail giant said on Wednesday.
Brandman University in Irvine has added a second “competency based education” online bachelor’s degree program—a bachelor of science in information technology.
Brandman University in Irvine will invest $2 million of its endowment in the company that provides the online platform for a new degree program the school launched last month.
Brandman University in Irvine said it will accept a limited number of credits from a Washington, D.C.-based online education nonprofit that doesn’t charge for its courses.
Irvine-based Brandman University received $99,600 from the Ahmanson Foundation in Los Angeles to fund technology purchases to help disabled students.