EY offers free online MBA course to all employees

The accounting giant will be partnering with an international business school to provide its employees with an online MBA course.
By: | July 9, 2020

Accounting firm EY is allowing all its employees to take up an online MBA course for free.

The company announced that they will be partnering with Hult International Business School to provide its 284,000 employees in 150 countries with a corporate master of business education degree which will be conducted virtually.

“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,” EY global chairman and CEO Carmine Di Sibio said in a statement.

EY said that the course would help employees “navigate new ways of working,” and offer specialized courses in artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, sustainable business practices, and more.

“The EY goal is to be the world leader in skills development. 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,” said Trent Henry, global vice chair – talent at EY.

“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,” he added.

To earn the MBA, employees will have to complete over 300 hours of course work spanning technology, leadership and business topics as well as a final capstone project.