scott mckinley

SAE USA, offering accredited degrees and diplomas in creative media education

scott mckinley

Scott McKinley, the President of SAE USA, a college that offers accredited degrees and diplomas in creative media education, including audio technology and music production joins Enterprise Radio. SAE USA has campuses in seven major markets across the country, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta.

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Scott McKinley discuss the following:

  • Along with being the President of SAE USA, you’re also a passionate advocate of the value of career-focused education for American college students.  How and when did this become an interest of yours?
  • Which skills in particular do you feel today’s college students are lacking?
  • y not having these skills, are today’s college graduates at a disadvantage in the job market?
  • Do you believe that traditional four-year liberal arts colleges/universities need to adjust their curriculums to promote a more career-focused education?
  • There was an article on CNN Money dot com recently called “Colleges that offer the best return on your investment”, so your thoughts on the importance of career-focused education couldn’t be more timely.  Why do you think it’s taken so long for this perspective to gain traction among students?
  • What are ways that colleges can validate the return on investment that they can deliver to prospective students?

Duration: 16:05

Scott McKinley, a international higher education executive, is the President of SAE USA.  Prior to joining SAE in May 2013, McKinley worked in senior executive capacities for Study Group and Laureate International Universities in the Asia Pacific region. He was instrumental in assisting Laureate’s entry into Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand through investments in higher education institutions.

Scott was also a co-founder and CEO of Neumont University in Salt Lake City, Utah, which specializes in preparing technology-focused students for careers in computer science, software development, operations management, and information systems. Before his involvement in education, he worked for CapGemini, Bankers Trust Company, and JP Morgan Chase in public equity markets, venture capital, and growth equity financing with an emphasis on the emerging markets of Asia.

McKinley has lived and worked extensively in both Europe and Asia, with assignments in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, London, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo. He received his MBA degree from New York University and a BA degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University.

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