Organizational Overview: The Apollo Group

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The Apollo Group Introduction: The Apollo Group is the leading name in for-profit education and adult education, with its stable of subsidiaries including Apollo Global, the College for Financial Planning, the Institute for Professional Development and, most notably, Phoenix University. The account hereafter offers an overview of the Apollo Group's general orientation, business strategy, structural components and a number of other defining organizational dimensions. Vision and Mission: Originally stated as a Vision and ultimately evolving into the company's overarching Mission, the Apollo Group states on its company website that "has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult." (Apollo Group, p. 1) This underscores the identify of the privately held education company. This identity is outlined with greater specificity in the table here below. Table 1: The Apollo Group: Vision and Mission What? Apollo Group was created with the intention of catering to the needs of adults in search of higher education opportunities. Who? The Apollo Group was founded by John Sperling, who surmised that the model balancing education and profession was shifting ever more toward lifelong commitment to the former and various career-shifts in the latter. Why? Beginning in 1973, Apollo group leaders recognized an increasing shift away from a higher education landscape strictly dominated

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