Update: MissionU was acquired by WeWork in May of 2018.
MissionU just opened admissions for their January 2018 cohort in San Francisco! At MissionU, there is $0 upfront tuition and world-class employer partners like Spotify, Lyft, Uber, Warby Parker, Casper, Harry’s and more have helped us design a life-changing year ahead.
Founded by Adam Braun, creator of Pencils of Promise, MissionU is a new form of post-secondary education providing quality career prep in high growth industries, with a focus on collaborating and creating powerful lifelong networks. Because MissionU is not a traditional college experience, they don’t recruit the traditional high school graduate. The people who thrive at MissionU are eager to start a career, love solving important challenges, and appreciate the value of working as a team.
— MissionU (@MissionU) May 3, 2017
The first major that MissionU is offering is Data Analytics + Business Intelligence, which covers the process of collecting, analyzing, and telling stories with data to help businesses see farther into the past so they can make better decisions in the future.
The average market salary for data analysts is $80,100 per year, ranging from $55,700 to $106,000. 1.5 million is the projected shortage of managers & analysts needed with data analytics skills by 2018.
MissionU is a one-year program that leaves you debt-free. Instead of paying high tuition fees or taking out a loan, you contribute back to the program by paying a small percentage of your salary once you land a job and have launched your career.
The MissionU team has identified target cities throughout the United States, but student demand will determine where they expand to next.
Grant is the founder of Causeartist, one of the most influential impact business platforms in the world. Since 2013, Causeartist has been read in over 200 countries. Grant has personally interviewed over 600 impact entrepreneurs from around the world, highlighting innovations in ethical fashion, climate change, ethical technology, impact investing, and sustainable travel.