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Brain Trust University

The mission of Brain Trust University is to educate america’s workforce by providing free lifelong learning and low-cost high-quality degree programs through our business membership. With our BT Campus platform, we help businesses and employees with:

Implementing a low cost education benefit program that is free for employees

Tracking knowledge, skills, and abilities for work role development

Upskilling with optional Micro Degrees to recognize specific knowledge areas

Working with other businesses on common needs

Talent development that meets the needs of both employee and employer

Keeping lifelong learning efforts organized, recognized, and accessible regardless of institution, vendor, or employer.

Our approach is unique and effective. Our course catalogue contains free classes and we promote free education. Brain Trust University does not make courses, sell courses, or re-sell other peoples courses. We believe in free education and there are plenty of quality courses from reputable organizations, including, universities, nonprofits, private enterprise, and more. Employees using our BT Campus platform work with other business people to develop customized learning paths specific to the needs of business and interests of the student. Our talent development program uses a team approach.

Brain Trust University Student Profile

What is a Brain Trust?

A Brain Trust is a group of people who advise someone. At BTU, a  student’s Brain Trust includes educators, business people, and senior level executives that serve as coaches, experts, mentors to help the student design their educational pathway and assess performance. Advisors are primarily focused on helping Brain Trust University students plan and achieve their educational objectives based on a work role, knowledge, skills, and abilities perspective.

What Do We Do?

We provide a centralized platform (BT Campus) for lifelong learning and career development. This enables all learners to take quality courses, keep lifelong educational notes and records in a single location, as well as get credit for their educational work throughout their professional lives – and apply for degrees at Brain Trust University. BT Campus contains one of the largest, if not the  largest, collection of free courses available for online learning. Our library contains over 10,000+ courses, most are free.

We also provide an optional assessment and accreditation service for businesses and career minded professionals.

Get It Done With Your Team at BTU

Our goal is to re-imagine higher education from the employer perspective and challenge traditional mindsets of measuring and rewarding achievement.

10,000+ free Courses

Take courses on most platforms like Google, Microsoft, coursera, edX, YouTube and more.

Design your own learning path

Work together with your Employer, BT Coach, or Mentor to design the learning path that is right for you. Create your path to unique and individual topic specialization.

Work with the Business Community to Upskill or achieve your Degree

Align your goals and network with others. Tap into our Brain Trust to maximize your exposure and credibility.

Easily Present your Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to Employers

 The BT Campus platform enables students to organize their educational progress and outcomes in a way that encourages sharing. Our unique BT Framework is designed to give students a revolutionary guideline to capture the most relevant information they study and highlight how it enhances their role or career goals. 


Brain Trust University is a private group of business members that sets it’s own standards for business education requirements. We measure credit hours based on the definition contained in US 34 CFR part 600.2 to provide consistency with traditional higher education institutions in recognizing the amount of work required to achieve post secondary education degrees. We do not offer courses. Students take courses at Microsoft, Google, edX, Coursera, universities, colleges, YouTube, and even make their own courses. Therefore, we are not accredited by any of the organizations listed by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation directory. We are an exempt private occupational university. For certifications and accreditations we follow the standards set by ANSI, ASTM, ISO, IACET, and NIST. We assess educational performance and accredit that our students education is meeting the needs of business as defined by our Brain Trust membership. We award degrees based on the same credit hour time requirements used by traditional higher education.

Work with your team to Build a Better Education

All of this adds up to an opportunity for businesses, their business partners, and employees, to create clearer paths of learning. With the support of our executive mentors and business coaches, you and your team can access education and tailor it to suit your needs. 

The Result

Our Approach allows students to access a huge course catalog from multiple reputable providers and utilize a single platform to manage the life long education journey, which is demonstrable to employers via the students virtual Studio at Brain Trust University. The private Studio at Brain Trust University contains the complete education notes, certificates, and optional degrees. The students’ education is supported by demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities that qualify employees for work roles and positions.

Getting an Education Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive.

We provide a centralized learning experience with a customizable education studio for employees to record and demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities . We include a substantial quality course catalog, an Online Café, and a Freelance Marketplace. For those seeking formalized degree recognition you will get access to coaches, mentors, experts and peers to build your education team and help you achieve micro or more advanced degree recognition.

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