Paul Pie Posted almost 3 years ago Should degrees have "patches"? I'm a bit baffled how nobody has mentioned that these things already exist. You mentioned that you feel more and more that this is a seelable product. It is. Companies send their employees on advanced trainings ALL THE TIME. Heck, it's required in many fields. And it indeed is what distinguishes you from others and get's you ahead in the company ladder. Lot's of people earn their living providing such advanced trainings. No need to reinvent the wheel. And as far as universities go: Usually they do update their curriculum to reflect the current knowledge. Why should they be responsible for what happens after they've provided their service (education) to you? - unless they charge, which some might already do. It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed in your field of work or else you'll become obsolete. And there's enough tools to do that. Free and commercial. p.s.: The effectivness of these trainings is another problem. However, that would apply to the university- patches, too.