The world’s biggest wireless carrier, Verizon, announced plans to add a new business program that would give aspiring entrepreneurs a business education from its business schools.
Verizon Business College will begin in 2018 with more than 100 schools around the country.
The school is part of Verizon’s “One Verizon” initiative, which aims to bring business to underserved communities, particularly communities of color.
“This program will allow Verizon Business College to meet the needs of the nearly 150,000 businesses it serves in the United States,” Verizon said in a statement.
It will be open to students of all ages and will be able to offer students a variety of online courses and hands-on exercises, Verizon said.
Students at the school can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2019 and a Master of Business Education degree in 2020.
For the past year, Verizon has also offered a business plan program for those interested in starting their own business.
In May, Verizon announced plans for the One Verizon initiative, with plans to have nearly 2,500 business school locations offering an MBA program by 2020.