Custom Programs for Organizations

Learning experiences tailored to address your business challenges.

The rules of business are changing. Now more than ever, leaders need a broad vision, innovative thinking, and informed decision-making to address complex global and industry-specific challenges. Cultivating professionals with these critical skills within your company is also vital to your organization’s future.

Brown is uniquely qualified to help. Our rigorous professional education programs, taught by world-class faculty, are carefully curated to break down silos and integrate knowledge across diverse fields of study — with the goal of bringing new ideas forward.

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Tap into world-class faculty expertise from across Brown’s academic portfolio for a learning experience designed to solve your business challenges.

Let's solve your key challenges together

Brown is an internationally-renowned Ivy League university known for innovative education, multidisciplinary research and complex problem-solving. When you partner with us, you get a unique solution that addresses your business challenges and advances your goals.

We go beyond traditional business education to develop programs that empower globally-minded, innovative and creative leaders that can adapt to a rapidly-changing world. Our custom learning experiences leverage world-class faculty expertise from across the University's academic portfolio, infusing our strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. 

Currently, we offer custom programs in the following areas and welcome your suggestions for new content areas:

  • Leadership and Executive Development
  • Coaching and Coaching Certification
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mindfulness and Mindful Leadership
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Economic and Political Developments

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Flexible delivery options to meet your needs

Come learn on Brown’s campus in our new, state-of-the-art building located in the heart of Providence’s innovation district, at your corporate office, online or in a hybrid format.

The School of Professional Studies is integrated into Brown’s multi-nodal campus which, along with the surrounding city, is easy to navigate and accessible. The Providence airport is conveniently located — a quick 15-minute drive with easy in-and-out access and multiple flying options — and nearby hotel and accommodation for travelers are affordably priced. 

Any company that is focused on increasing knowledge and exposure to leading-edge thinking and practice in business, should work with Brown. The faculty is top-notch, the facilities are great, the support staff is extremely helpful, and the program ran very smoothly

Matthew Josefowicz ‘94 CEO, Novarica

Our Clients – Partnering for Success

Learn more about how some of our clients have partnered with Brown to create tailored learning solutions to address key business challenges, deliver impact and cultivate leaders in their organizations.

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Client Case Studies

Citizens Bank collaborated with Brown’s Data Science Initiative and the School of Professional Studies on a conference that brought together business, technical, academic and legal experts in data science, law, and ethics to discuss the current and emerging challenges posed by increased use of AI and Machine Learning. Read full case study.
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Brown School of Professional Studies created a week-long transformative learning experience for JSW’s top senior leaders. The program was designed and delivered by Brown’s distinguished faculty and top scholars across more than 10 departments.
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Brown developed a 2.5-day Executive Development Program to accelerate the development of IT executives. The program was designed to augment participant’s technical skills with a broader strategic perspective and expertise dealing with team members, employees and supervisors.
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Brown has raised the bar for customized Ivy League programming for corporate global leadership development. As a Brown alum, I was confident in the value of the University’s global expertise and interdisciplinary excellence. However, I now have a new respect for Brown’s unparalleled agility, flexibility, and expertise in the delivery of highly customized and goal-focused senior management educational experiences.

Parth Jindal, Brown ’12 Managing Director, JSW Cement

Learn more about partnering with Brown

Maximize your impact and organizational return on learning — advance your employee leadership development or change management through custom programs or group enrollment into any of our master's programs.

We would be happy to explore the possibilities that Brown can offer to your organization. To connect with us, please complete the brief form below or contact Sandra Smith, Corporate and Executive Education Programs Officer at [email protected].

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