Available for Interviews: Mat Jacobson
Mat Jacobson is the Founder & CEO of the Ducere Global Business School, and as a thought leader on innovation within education, is creating some of the industry’s most innovative educational platforms and projects. He is a regular media contributor on topics of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and has appeared in articles including Wealth Creator, Marketing Magazine, Business First, Smart Magazine, Start-Up Smart, and Business Builders.
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Overly Costly of Admission to US Colleges:
US colleges, in comparison to world-class international universities, are 1000% more expensive, take twice as long to graduate, and require years of classes that have no relevance to a student’s career. Has the global pandemic finally opened students’ eyes to a world of online smarter alternatives?
- Time to graduate is double, even triple as long. A traditional US 4-year bachelor’s degree actually takes 5-6 years to complete. Way too long for most students, and far longer than international benchmarks. The extremely long timeframe is one of the key reasons some 37M students started college and never completed it. World-class accredited British degrees take 3 years, and many accelerated options can even be completed in as little as 2 years.
- Backward Admissions process. You might think that College decisions on admissions are simply based on the abilities of the student. That seems logical, except you would be wrong. Despite uplifting and inspiring mission statements on universities’ homepages about being “inclusive” or for “society as a whole”, universities in practice do the exact opposite. They deliberately restrict admissions because the lower the % of students they let in the door, the higher the school is somehow perceived. Some US universities have 30-page admissions processes. International universities have simple, sometimes just 2 or three-dot point entry criteria.
- The US college system is plagued by soaring tuition and crippling student debt. The problems have been talked about, written about, complained about for decades. Still, tuition has never been less affordable. Costs can run at $120,000, $250,000, or even $350,000.
- British, centuries-old, prestigious institutions, now accessible to US students fully online, offer full degrees from as low as $14,000. French colleges as low as $10,000. Is there really any way US colleges can justify a ONE THOUSAND % increase compared to world-class international equivalents?
7/8/21 Wall Street Journal Article:
Interview: Mat Jacobson
Mat Jacobson is the Founder of the Ducere Global Business School, which has been recognized by the State of California, the US Congress as well as numerous global awards for transforming access to higher education. He is a global leader in disrupting the education sector and has founded three education startups (The prior two were ultimately sold to publicly listed companies.).
As the founder of Ducere, Jacobson, together with hundreds of world leaders ranging from Presidents to heads of the UN and CIA and global companies, are transforming education to overcome systemic barriers to be relevant, applied, affordable, and accessible.
Jacobson is also a keynote speaker and has given talks on education innovation from Harvard University to European governments.
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