Dialing Up a Digital Workforce
Learn how the University of Chicago Professional Education helped one of Europe’s largest financial institutions meet their big-picture goals.
Banco Santander needed a university partner that could supply advanced digital business skills—in three languages—to 1,600 busy professionals in eleven countries at every stage in their careers.
Santander chose the University of Chicago to create an online program on analytics tools and data-driven strategies. UChicago deployed a team of experts to deliver a series of short, flexible programs centered on regular live sessions, vigorous discussion, and targeted feedback.
"Partnering with such a prestigious institution all but guaranteed our success. Even so, University of Chicago Professional Education exceeded our expectations,” says Blanca Sagastume, Global Deputy Head of Santander Universities, Open Innovation, and Blockchain.
About this Partnership
In the twenty-five years since Banco Santander launched Santander Scholarships, it has allocated over €2.1 billion and supported more than 790,000 students, professionals, and entrepreneurial projects through agreements with around 1,000 universities and institutions in fifteen countries.
For its second program with the University of Chicago Professional Education, Banco Santander has granted 1,000 Santander Scholarships in programs that promote resilient leadership, foster innovation in the fintech sector, and encourage strategic–and ethical–applications of digital marketing. Offered in Spanish, English and Portuguese, these online courses are open to residents of eleven countries over eighteen years of age.