Stanford University offers course licensing to employers interested in utilizing Stanford content to address specific business challenges and/or initiatives.
The selected course is licensed to a small group of individuals within the organization; typically, 20-25 employees who learn together and collaborate on the course work. This team-based approach to learning provides employees with a common skill set and knowledge base. The employees work together at their own pace under the supervision of an appointed subject-matter expert and mentor from within the organization. While workflow and pacing is determined by the group, they must be cognizant that the course license expires after one year.
Materials and Deliverables
One set of DVDs containing the course lectures and course materials are mailed to the organization. The license lasts for one year after which the DVDs must be returned. An online option for course viewing is also available. Graduate credit cannot be earned through course licensing.
- Improves collaboration and teamwork amongst employees
- Creates a common language across a team
- Provides content that is specific to an organization's goals and initiatives
- Expands the employee knowledge base within a subject area
- The organization must have an approved course of study and a mentor approved by a Stanford faculty member. The key to successful licensing is a strong subject matter expert within the organization who is willing to act as a tutor and mentor to a student group.
- DVDs must be returned after one year
- Design for Manufacturability (ME317 A/B), a two-quarter course, may be licensed for $60,000 for up to 25 students. Each additional student is $1,200 per student within the contract year.
- Other graduate courses within the Stanford Center for Professional Development portfolio are licensed at $30,000 per quarter course.