G4S Government Solutions Selects eCornell for Financial Management Training
Leaders at the U.S. government's largest security services contractor will earn professional certificates through Ivy League online learning program.
ITHACA, NEW YORK, July 27, 2012 -- G4S Government Solutions, Inc. (G4S GS) has selected eCornell to deliver focused financial management training for its key business leaders. G4S GS's primary goal is to increase financial performance and advance the strategic business acumen among the company's leadership at all levels.
Because the company manages a multitude of large-scale, long-term contracts with the United States government, G4S GS determined it required more rigorous financial systems in place for reporting on and executing its business strategy. In addition, managing educational programs for leaders in a globally dispersed workforce of more than 7,000 employees was an ongoing challenge. With eCornell, G4S GS has found a cost-effective way to address both needs through a scalable online learning platform. The first group of leaders from G4S GS will begin the financial management training program this summer.
Participants in the 6-course financial management series will learn to interpret and generate financial reports, assess risk and return in capital-budgeting decisions, and develop operational and financial strategies. All of the online courses in the Financial Management Certificate program are authored by faculty at Cornell University.
"We are excited about the opportunities this partnership creates for us," said Marcia Aldrich, Vice President of Human Resources at G4S GS. "eCornell not only offers all levels of our organization the flexibility to learn on their own time and accommodate their busy schedules, but they also appreciate the challenge and intellectual engagement these courses require. Our key personnel and executive-level participants love the idea of getting a Cornell education online."
eCornell's unique approach to e-learning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are "instructor-facilitated" to help guide a cohort of 20 to 30 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction and networking.
"We're really pleased to welcome G4S Government Solutions into the fold as we launch their financial management training program this summer," said Tom Abogabal, Vice President of Global Sales for eCornell. "We are happy to provide the type of flexible, but rigorous training solution required for the G4S GS audience. Adding the caliber of participants from G4S to the already talented mix of international students in eCornell's online forums and discussion groups will only strengthen the overall learning experience we provide to clients."
eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world's leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing and hospitality management. eCornell's proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit www.ecornell.com/enterprise (enterprise buyers) or www.ecornell.com (small groups and individual students).
About G4S Government Solutions
G4S Goverment Solutions is the United States government's largest contractor for professional security services, with 7,000 employees protecting key sites in the U.S. and abroad. For additional information visit www.g4sgs.com.