Challenging the Status Quo: The Influence of Proprietary Learning Institutions on the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

  • B. Jean MandernachEmail author
  • Hank Radda
  • Scott Greenberger
  • Krista Forrest
Part of the Advances in Business Education and Training book series (ABET, volume 6)


Social, historical and economic forces are challenging the viability of traditional models of higher education; postsecondary institutions must examine alternative strategies and approaches in order to effectively adapt to the demands of a knowledge economy. Proprietary models provide insight to assist colleges and universities striving to address changes necessary to achieve (and sustain) success in meeting the growing needs of lifelong learners via: (1) opening access to a broader community of students; and (2) cutting costs through increased efficiency in structure and operation. Implementation of sound educational practices aligned with efficient processes and cost-effective structures is essential for colleges and universities striving to meet the needs of an increasing number of students.


High Education Student Learning Postsecondary Institution Traditional College Traditional Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jean Mandernach
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hank Radda
    • 1
  • Scott Greenberger
    • 1
  • Krista Forrest
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Innovation in Research and TeachingGrand Canyon UniversityPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska at KearneyKearneyUSA

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