EY, in association with Hult International Business School, has announced the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate MBA, which will be available free of charge to all 284,000 EY people in more than 150 countries.
Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO, said in a statement: “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.”
The entire program will be delivered online, reflecting the wider shift to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be available to all EY people irrespective of their prior qualifications or location.
UK-based EY said that their people studying for the MBA will be able to build their own personal curriculum from a broad range of subject areas, from artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotic process automation to employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and sustainable business practices.
The MBA will be awarded by Hult International Business School. Hult is the first triple-accredited business school in the US and regularly ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.
The MBA builds on EY Badges, through which EY people earn digital credentials in future-focused skills through learning and applying their learning in practice. To earn the EY Tech MBA by Hult, EY people will need to complete 16 Badges spanning technology, leadership and business topics as well as a final capstone project. The total commitment is more than 300 hours.