LSE Enterprise Limited is pleased to announce that it has formed a joint venture with Duke Corporate Education to provide specialised custom executive education aimed at the business needs of companies throughout the world.
Named "Duke Corporate Education and LSE Enterprise", the joint venture will draw upon Duke Corporate Education for a business focus and the academic resources of LSE for a geo-political and economic focus. It will formally begin its work when an office is opened in mid-July at LSE's central London campus. LSE is the leading social sciences institution in the world, and Duke Corporate Education was named the No. 1 custom corporate educator in the world in the May 19 issue of the Financial Times. Thus, by bringing together the strengths of two groups of world-class educators, the venture will offer an unparalleled range of expertise across the fields of management, political science, and social sciences.
Duke Corporate Education's pre-eminence in designing and delivering tailored corporate learning along with LSE Enterprise's access to world leading research in social and political sciences will prove to be a powerful combination. The joint venture will enable the two organisations to provide robust programmes to meet increasingly complex global business problems. Blair Sheppard, the former chief executive officer of Duke Corporate Education said the joint venture will provide corporate education that cannot be matched by traditional business schools. "This creates a provider that sees the whole landscape of business across the world," he said. "In today's rapidly changing global business environment, we can provide a broader understanding of that environment by combining government, public policy, and economic content. The content will be within a change programme involving leadership issues, management matters, or functional excellence." Client inquiries related to the joint venture should be directed towards Tim Last at DukeCE@lse.ac.uk