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University of Dallas Announces Partnership with Associa: Gupta College of Business to Offer Educational Opportunities

August 18, 2016

IRVING, Texas, August 18, 2016 - The University of Dallas announced today a partnership between its Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business and the global community management firm Associa. Partnerships such as this enable the college to further its mission to prepare students in a wide variety of management specialties across a broad range of industries.

“Associa’s core values, which include integrity, customer service and innovation, complement the university’s mission to develop principled and moral leaders,” says Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. "For 50 years, we have been providing community partners with high-quality, practical business education. With this partnership, we continue to expand our network of organizations who value what a real-world educational experience can bring to their workforce.”

Through this partnership, Associa employees — more than 10,000 in five countries — are eligible for tuition benefits from the University of Dallas. The benefits can be applied to master's and continuing education programs in the college’s Center for Professional Development.

“We are honored to partner with the University of Dallas and offer our employees the opportunity to continue their education at such a renowned and established institution,” remarks Associa Vice President of Leadership & Organization Development Todd Strosnider. “Having earned my Master of Business Administration from UD, I can attest to the first-class level of the program and its marketability in the workforce.”

According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, new jobs grew by five percent in the Dallas/Fort Worth market last year. With thousands of organizations competing for the same job prospects, companies are looking for new ways to attract and retain employees with limited budgets. One way to do this is to provide them with educational discounts from top universities like the University of Dallas.

"Since our founding, UD has empowered thousands of working professionals through flexible programs serving a variety of specialties," says University of Dallas Director of Corporate Relations and Partnerships Halley Netsch. "Through academic partnerships with UD, employers can develop employees from within their own companies with the added benefit of preparing their workforces to lead their organizations forward into a competitive market."

Corporations interested in engagement opportunities with the University of Dallas may contact Halley Netsch at hnetsch@udallas.edu.

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