Our Partners

Stern Learning Systems is an online learning platform designed to allow students from many different walks of life to complete courses in technical fields, taught by qualified and experienced professionals.

Stern Learning Systems was created by Joel Stern and is affiliated with two sister companies:

  • Stern Solutions Capital Partners

    Stern Solutions Capital Partners, SSCP, headquartered in Singapore, started as sister company to the world-renowned New York based Stern Stewart & Co. (now Stern Value Management). Whereas Stern Value Management acts as consultant in implementing its proprietary framework for value management called EVA® or Economic Value Added, SSCP acts as a transactional advisor, corporate financier and funding partner for clients. More specifically, SSCP identifies advanced technologies, mid-sized businesses, and developing markets requiring funding and matches them with investors eager to provide financing and growth capital.

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  • Universidad Fransisco Marroquin

    Universidad Francisco Marroquín is a private university founded in Guatemala in 1971. Its mission is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. UFM has fifteen schools and departments that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in several disciplines, from economics and entrepreneurial engineering to law and medicine.
     
    One of the goals of UFM’s founding president, Manuel Ayau, was to put an end to “economic illiteracy.” While trying to understand the causes of poverty in Guatemala, Ayau realized that he had been asking the wrong questions. The answers he was searching for lay in the causes of wealth. 
     
    Ayau recognized that in order to reduce poverty in Guatemala more people needed to understand the process of wealth creation and what makes nations prosper. This is why all UFM students, regardless of their discipline, are 
    required to take basic economics courses.
     
    UFM targets the brightest students for admission, it has the most rigorous entrance requirements in the country, and selection of students is based solely on academic criteria. Faculty members are not offered tenure; instead all professors are evaluated every semester to determine if their contracts will be renewed.