Learning at Foundry College
The Foundry College Associate’s Degree in Business Management program offers an effective, manageable, and supportive learning experience designed specifically for working adults.
Our teaching approach incorporates the latest research on how students learn
All learning takes place online, during class time; there is no required prep work or homework
Coaches, tutors, and community members provide extensive academic and emotional support.
All Foundry College classes are taught online in real time. Every class combines instructor-led lectures with small group active learning sessions, using methods backed by science of learning research to help students process information, build associations, and put new skills and knowledge into immediate practice.
Foundry College courses are competency-based, which means students must demonstrate that they understand and can apply every key concept and skill in the course. Students build intentionally from specific to general competencies, making clear progress in every class, and engage in continuous “spaced practice”—recalling and applying material from earlier classes—to ensure that new knowledge is effectively integrated and retained.
Foundry College contains all learning in the online classroom environment. Students attend two 90-minute class sessions per week per course, and are not required to complete any pre-class preparation or post-class homework.
Experiential learning is the process of learning through application and reflection, and is widely recognized as an extremely effective approach to building new skills. Foundry College students have a variety of opportunities to practice, apply, and reflect on what they are learning, both in the classroom and in real-world situations.
In the Classroom
During small group sessions, students reflect on material covered in lectures and relate it to hands-on activities
On the Job / Internship
Students apply what they’ve learned in class to their their current job or internship, reinforcing the material and adapting it to their unique situations
Foundry College wants all of our students to succeed, so we’ve created student support services geared toward working adults.
Free one-on-one coaching sessions every two weeks
Free tutoring for students who need extra academic support
Opportunities to interact with faculty and peers