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Competency-Based Online Education for Scale: Lessons from Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is a large online, non-profit, competency-based university based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The College of Business has a total enrollment of over 41,000 students, 11,000 of which were enrolled in graduate business programs as of December 2020. The majority of its students are non-traditional and/or come from under-served populations. WGU is working to develop innovative products that address access and equitable attainment, creating pathways between talent and opportunity.  

In this webinar, learn about its competency-based approach to online education and its faculty model providing students with personalized support as they progress toward completion of a credential. The speakers will discuss WGU’s strategies to scale while maintaining industry relevance, and provide a preview of the skills-focused direction of its program development and redevelopment efforts. 


Thursday, 11 February, 2021

  • 8:00am Phoenix
  • 10:00am Washington D.C.
  • 3:00pm London
  • 4:00pm Lagos
  • 5:00pm Cape Town
  • 8:30pm Mumbai


  • Michelle Love

    Chair of the MBA Program
    Western Governors University
  • Ningchun Han

    Product Development Owner, College of Business
    Western Governors University
  • Michael Whalen

    Skills Architect, College of Business
    Western Governors University


This webinar is free of charge. Click the button below to register.