Corporate Partnerships with Robert Morris University

Become unstoppable by partnering with RMU.

Great leaders invest in their people - that’s why some of Pittsburgh’s top companies partner with Robert Morris University to deliver highly-customized training, leadership development, and exclusive discounts and benefits that increase access to education for employees and their families.

Connect with RMU today to learn more about how we can partner to create custom solutions aligned with your culture and business objectives.  

Leadership Training Employee Education

Custom Training & Leadership Development

Our team works with your organization to find the ideal content and delivery model to develop employee skills and help your organization meet its strategic goals. Each program leverages RMU's nationally recognized excellence in business, education, IT, engineering, communications, and healthcare.  From fully custom engagements to more traditional business education programs, our multidisciplinary team of experts can help to develop skilled leaders, launch key business initiatives, and transform your organization.




Pittsburgh Penguins

Building a culture of winning both on and off the ice is the primary goal of the Pittsburgh Penguins. RMU has teamed up with the Penguins to offer custom-tailored workshops to small groups of employees throughout the organization to develop their leadership potential. Three cohorts have already completed the training program, ranging from new employees to senior executives.

I've seen a lot of organizations that use that cliché phrase, “What if we invest in our people and they leave?” Well, what if you don't invest in them and they stay?

Terry Kalna, Sr. VP, Sales and Broadcasting, Pittsburgh Penguins

Eat ‘n Park

RMU has worked with Eat’n Park to build a 10-week online course for a select group of motivated employees and aspiring managers at several restaurant locations. RMU faculty developed and taught specialized classes on customer relationships and service quality. The program is part of the Aspen Institute’s “Reimagine Retail,” a nationwide program to improve job quality and career advancement opportunities.

Having those growth opportunities as people continue to develop really allows us to retain great talent.

Erin Stoughton, Director, Guest Engagement and Insight, Eat’n Park


When Koppers wanted to freshen up their in-house leadership training, they asked several providers for help. Ultimately they chose RMU for its customized programs and attention to detail. Sessions at Koppers headquarters and on campus are both planned to suit the requirements of each individual cohort while reflecting the client’s unique corporate culture.

We chose Robert Morris because they were willing to tailor a program to our specific needs. As opposed to providing an off-the-shelf program and saying ‘Here’s what we do. How does this work for you?’

Leroy Ball, CEO, Koppers

Employee Education

Are you an employer interested in partnering with RMU, or are you an employee of a current RMU partner? Our team partners with organizations of all sizes to make education more accessible to employees by providing exclusive tuition discounts, opportunities to evaluate work experience and training for college credit, and more.  Contact us today to learn more about partnering with RMU or to find out more about exclusive discounts and benefits that may already be available to employees of your organization.

To qualify for the annual RMU Employer Partner discount, you must meet the admissions requirements for your desired academic program and be designated eligible by your company to participate in the program.




The tuition benefits provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific through the corporate partnership with RMU have been instrumental in facilitating the pursuit of earning my MBA.

Maddie Mastic, Thermo Fisher Scientific


With my demanding work schedule and family activities, finding a program that was 100% online was a must for me.

Brad Jenkins, FedEx


Robert Morris structures the program in a way that allows me to manage work and school. Kudos to the MBA team at RMU.

Pradeep Nallathambi, BNY Mellon

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Why Choose RMU?

At Robert Morris University, we see things in you before you see them in yourself. It’s why we give you everything you need to thrive: in-demand programs, professional experiences, a vibrant faculty, tight-knit community, and a beautiful campus where you can live and learn.

Adult learners also thrive at RMU with our variety of learning options, flexible semester starts, and eight-week classes. Earning a college degree online at RMU is a practical and affordable way to build your resume. Also be sure to ask about our Credit for Life program where adult learners can earn credit for previous life or work experience.

RMU can plug students into a web of contacts and corporate partnerships, from major multinational companies to tech startups to healthcare organizations, and everything in between. Over the next 10 years, employers in the Pittsburgh region will need to hire 1.2 million people. RMU is poised to meet that challenge, preparing graduates in high demand fields including business, information technology, engineering, and healthcare.

Plus, Pittsburgh is frequently recognized as one of America’s best places to be. You’ll find countless career and internship opportunities, plus all the attractions and entertainment a big city offers.



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Corporate Resources

Corporate Involvement

RMU welcomes corporate leaders who are eager to collaborate with RMU and share their industry experience with our students. Corporate partners serve on advisory boards, act as guest lecturers, mentor our students, and look to us for innovative ideas.

Employee Engagement

RMU also offers opportunities for your employees to engage with their community by serving worthy nonprofit organizations throughout region through the RMU Covestro Center for Community Engagement and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.

Recruit RMU Students

From interns to undergrads to MBAs, RMU provides Western Pennsylvania with some of the most well-prepared and hardest-working students in the region. Our students are ready. Put them to work for you. Learn more.

Support RMU

RMU couldn't be the valuable regional resource it is without the continual generosity of our corporate partners. It's through their support that we are able to continue our mission to be the gateway to engaged, productive, and successful careers and lives. Learn more.

Our Team

Dr. Derya Jacobs works closely with organizations to understand their challenges, opportunities, and needs for workforce development.

The former dean of the RMU School of Business and a professor of operations research, she has built a strong record of channeling academic expertise in management and leadership into practical and flexible educational and other partnerships with regional employers.

Derya Jacobs

Derya A. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Vice President for Corporate
Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Rhonda L. Brucker

Rhonda L. Brucker
Corporate Recruitment and Enrollment Coordinator

Tina M. Gitelman, M.S.

Tina M. Gitelman, M.S.
Director, Executive Education

Jessie L. Kamerer, Ed.D., M.S.N., RNC-NIC

Jessie L. Kamerer, Ed.D., M.S.N., RNC-NIC
Director, Corporate Programs and Lifetime Learnings

Tawnya C. Persohn

Tawnya C. Persohn
Administrative Assistant

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