We know that there is always going to be a need for well-educated employees. That said, we are confident that the thousands of tradition-oriented and conventional schools, colleges and universities, around the world, are more than capable of educating future employees without our help. While we have delivered programs for a few undergraduate students who insisted, and who were seeking programs that were a bit of a departure from those that one might find at a Harvard or a Stanford or a Cambridge or an Oxford or any national schools of repute ... we do not make undergraduate programs as a rule.
The programs offered by and through the IUE have one thing in common - they were developed to appeal more to current and/or future employers as opposed to employees. To this end the focus is on the needs of the learner rather than focusing on the tradition of putting a supposed expert in front of a classroom to impart his or her expertise and wisdom in a rote, skills teaching format.
With the homogenization of higher learning in general, the IUE, from the outset, chose to differentiate itself from all other institutions of higher learning by clearly stating that the focus of all credentials programs is to fill the gap that is and has always existed in our system of higher education ... that of providing the education needs of the employer.
The distinction is, the IUE only offers programs and courses with a clear focus on entrepreneurship and entreprenology. Entrepreneurship is the base upon which the discipline of the employer is built. Entreprenology - the concept originated and developed by Dr. James R. Omps and his colleagues, expands upon that base, taking it to the next level.
The result? A range of programs targeting, and effectively providing, the education and training needs unique to those who create the vast majority of the jobs ... the employers. If the goal of the learner is to prepare himself or herself to become an employer, or if it is simply to learn to think and/or make important decisions from the employer's perspective, then the values, programs, courses and options that spring from this dynamic discipline, are key to the creation, adoption or adaptation of the most critical proficiencies they will need ... a functional understanding of value-creation, and the ability to either discover or develop an entreprenological mindset, and then ... to apply and effectively make use of that flexible tool!