- Brand new qualification designed to help build skills in data and AI
- Available free for all EY people, regardless of rank or location
EY, in association with Hult International Business School, today announces a brand new, fully accredited Masters in Business Analytics, available to all 312,000 EY people free of charge and regardless of rank, tenure or location.
The EY Masters in Business Analytics by Hult, the first qualification of its kind, will significantly expand data and artificial intelligence (AI) literacy among EY people and help them translate those skills into new and innovative services for clients around the globe. The new qualification is focused on helping EY people develop the mindset and skillset to navigate new, technology-focused ways of working, with all learning provided entirely online.
Trent Henry, EY Global Vice Chair – Talent, says:
“Technology is changing everything – from how we work and create value to how we live and interact as a society. The implications for business are huge and this new qualification will better help EY people to provide new services for clients by harnessing the very latest technologies to address a huge variety of challenges, from tackling cybercrime to combatting climate change. This innovative program is just one of the ways that EY people are being supported to rise to global challenges by helping them develop the right skills and design the careers they want in a way that truly works for them.”
The new qualification will be awarded by Hult International Business School, which is renowned for its skill-focused approach to education and commitment to practical learning. Hult is the first triple-accredited business school in the US and regularly ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.
Mukul Kumar, Hult Chief Innovation Officer, says:
“The EY Masters in Business Analytics by Hult is a big step forward as we help the EY organization retain and upskill a talented workforce with the data and artificial intelligence skills needed to solve tomorrow’s business challenges. Helping learners to acquire relevant knowledge, practice skills and integrate ideas into the workplace to solve big business problems is at the core of Hult’s mission to be the world’s most relevant business school, and we are excited to be collaborating with EY teams on this leading-edge program.”
The EY organization continues to attract technology and data professionals, which today exceed 44,000 technologists and 22,000 data professionals across the global organization. The EY Masters in Business Analytics by Hult is being launched alongside a new campaign to bring even more tech talent into the EY organization, focused around a live two-day EY Tech Careers virtual event where prospective recruits can meet EY technologists and senior leaders to discover more about what a career in technology at the EY organization can offer.
The EY Masters in Business Analytics by Hult builds on EY Badges, through which EY people earn digital credentials in future-focused skills by applying their learning in practice. To earn the new Masters, EY people will need to complete 12 Badges spanning data and artificial intelligence (AI), leadership, innovation and technology. Candidates will also need to complete two additional hands-on projects – one focused on a big data AI challenge and a second focused on creating new data-enabled business products or services.
To date, EY people have earned more than 180,000 Badges, a major milestone, with badges covering a wide range of subject areas from AI to robotic process automation, blockchain, diversity and inclusiveness and sustainable business practices.
EY last year announced the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate Master of Business Administration (MBA) course. The qualification, also a collaboration with Hult International Business School, has been awarded to 25 EY people so far.
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