Reaching 100 Million Learners by 2030

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram - Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University

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"We're in this new world: a disruptive world, a technologically-driven world...individuals at all walks of life need to understand technology and have those technical and digital skill sets. They need to be entrepreneurs and innovators. And they have to have a global perspective...So the idea is to reach 100 million learners over the next 10 years." -Sanjeev Khagram

Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management has set an unprecedented goal: to reach 100 million global learners by 2030 through no-cost online programming for global and digital skillsets.

Quick Facts about the 100 Million Learners Initiative

  • There are three levels of programming for learners:
    • Bootcamp (50 hours): For learners with any level of education
    • Intermediate Program (5 courses; 135 hours each): For learners with high school and/or undergraduate education
    • Advanced program (5 courses; 135 hours each): For learners with undergraduate or graduate education
  • The courses will be available in 40 languages
  • All content is delivered and available online
  • All courses are available at no cost to the learner!

For full course descriptions or to begin diving into the courses yourself, visit

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. The traditional higher education model is being disrupted, and ASU is leading the charge to innovate: By setting this enormous goal to reach 100 million learners, by making education free to individuals, and by making that education extremely accessible through online availability in 40 different languages, the Thunderbird School of Global Management is really showing what higher education of the future can look like. It's why ASU is ranked #1 in the U.S. for innovation.
  2. "The global is digital, and the digital is global": In 2022, you can't be a global company, worker or citizen without digital technologies. And Industry 4.0 is only increasing this phenomenon. The 100 million learners initiative will give individuals across the globe the digital skillsets they need to succeed in an interconnected, digital, global economy.
  3. You can access these courses today: Whether you're still in high school or have been in the workforce for decades, lifelong learning is paramount. Why not take advantage of free online courses from a top management school, at your own pace, and earn new skills and digital badges? Click the link below to get started today.


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