UMass Amherst Enters Collaboration with Simplilearn to Offer Students, Alumni New Online Learning, Training Opportunities

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has announced a new collaboration with Simplilearn, a leading company for online training across digital technologies and applications, that will provide training programs to students and alumni through University Without Walls (UWW).

Simplilearn is one of the world’s leading certification training providers, delivering training and coaching to help professionals achieve their career goals. Using a blended learning approach that combines online classes, instructor-led live virtual classrooms, project work and 24/7 teaching assistance, the collaboration will offer UMass Amherst students and alumni preferred pricing, equivalent to a 25% discount off published pricing.

This collaboration will result in affordable access for students and alumni to several certificate training programs across a range of disciplines such as cloud computing, project management, digital marketing and data science. The training programs are designed and updated by renowned industry experts.

“At Simplilearn, we are proud to be a leader in global training solutions,” said Anand Narayanan, chief product officer for Simplilearn. “In today’s fast-evolving global economy, it is of utmost importance for professionals to constantly upskill to stay ahead of the curve. That’s a big reason why we are happy to collaborate with one of the world’s leading research institutions. We’re excited to support UMass Amherst’s commitment to lifelong learning by extending our expertise through a wide range of learning programs.”

“Learning should not end when a person receives their college degree,” said John Wells, UMass Amherst senior vice provost for lifelong learning. “By expanding our online offerings for our students and alumni, we can provide affordable, convenient ways for them to continuously upgrade their job skills, making them even more prepared to take on the fast-paced global economy.”

More information on the programs being offered, as well as directions on how to enroll, can be found at:

About Simplilearn
Simplilearn enables professionals and enterprises to succeed in the fast-changing digital economy. The company provides outcome-based online training across digital technologies and applications such as big data, machine learning, AI, cloud computing, digital marketing and other emerging technologies. Based in San Francisco and Bangalore, India, Simplilearn has helped more than 1 million professionals and 1,000 companies across 150 countries get trained, acquire certifications, and reach their business and career goals. The company's Blended Learning curriculum combines self-paced online learning, instructor-led live virtual classrooms, hands-on projects, student collaboration, and 24/7 global teaching assistance. For more information, visit

About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. Working with the UMass Amherst schools and colleges, University Without Walls (UWW) is a leader in online education offering degrees and certificates in a number of subject areas. The vision for UWW at UMass Amherst is to create a learning experience that supports the needs and goals of lifelong learners. UWW will expand access to education by creating high-quality, innovative pathways that meet the unique needs of future learners any time, any place.