News: BYJU'S owned Great Learning acquires Singapore-based Northwest Executive Education

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BYJU'S owned Great Learning acquires Singapore-based Northwest Executive Education

Partnership to combine Great Learning’s leadership in higher and professional education with Northwest’s expertise in offering global programmes with world’s best universities.
BYJU'S owned Great Learning acquires Singapore-based Northwest Executive Education

Great Learning, a global player in the professional and higher education segment and a BYJU’S group company, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Singapore-based Northwest Executive Education for an undisclosed amount. 

Northwest, a global provider of executive education programmes, will continue to operate as an independent organisation 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 organisations. 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. 

Established in 2015, Northwest Executive Education has become a preferred provider for long format comprehensive programmes offered by top global educational institutions. Northwest offers programmes 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 over 50 countries across its programmes portfolio. With a deep focus on high-quality application-oriented learning and personalised coaching for participants, Northwest has achieved ~99% completion rate since inception. 

“Northwest complements the strengths of Great Learning, with a strong and expanding portfolio of programmes 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,” said Mohan Lakhamraju, founder and CEO, Great Learning.

“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," added Mohit Jain and Tamhant Jain, co-founders of Northwest.

Great Learning was acquired by BYJU’S in 2021, expanding its offerings beyond the K-12 and test prep segment.

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