EY launches virtual corporate MBA

02 July 2020 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Advisory and audit giant EY has launched a new MBA for its staff in partnership with Hult International Business School. The remote digital course will allow EY employees to use the lock-down as an opportunity to build their business skills, for free.

Throughout the coronavirus lock-down, a number of professional services entities are offering professionals remote chances to put their spare time to good use. In the spring this saw IFS – a global enterprise applications company, which develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world – announce it will be providing free training to help qualified consultants begin using IFS systems. In May, EY followed suit by offering digital internships to young professionals looking for a route into the consulting sector.

Now, EY has commenced July with the launch of a new virtual corporate MBA, in association with Hult International Business School. The course is the institution’s first ever fully accredited digital MBA, and will be available to all 284,000 EY people in more than 150 countries, free of charge and irrespective of prior qualifications or location.

EY launches virtual corporate MBA

Reflecting a broader shift toward virtual learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the EY Tech MBA is focused on helping EY people develop the mindset and skillset to navigate new ways of working, with all learning delivered entirely online. During the coronavirus crisis, EY has seen a more-than 40% uplift in the use of its online learning resources.

Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, said, “As the world continues to manage through and adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe the skills of EY people and their ability to serve clients will be a differentiating factor. The EY Tech MBA by Hult will enable EY people to harness the power of new technologies like AI and blockchain and develop strategies to help EY clients navigate unprecedented disruption. Through this new fully accredited qualification, EY people will be able to develop the business leadership behaviors and technology skills that will build a better working world.”

EY staff studying for the MBA will be able to build their own personal curriculum from a broad range of subject areas, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, diversity and inclusion and sustainable business practices. Their studies will build towards an MBA being awarded by Hult International Business School – the first triple-accredited business school in the US and regularly ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.

Trent Henry, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent said, “The EY goal is to be the world leader in skills development and the EY Tech MBA by Hult marks a real step toward making that a reality as we help EY people and clients prepare for the future. Through its innovative virtual learning model, the new MBA allows EY people to develop the skills and capabilities they need from anywhere in the world, in a way that truly suits them. This is the very first program of its kind and it offers all EY people the opportunity to develop both the technological skillsets and business mindsets they will need to continue to provide exceptional client service and thrive in tomorrow’s workplace.”