EY announces free Masters in Business Analytics for staff

EY announces free Masters in Business Analytics for staff

Ernst & Young announced a collaboration with Hult International Business School to launch a fully accredited Masters in Business Analytics designation, available to all of the Big Four firm’s staff members regardless of seniority or location, free of charge.

The EY Masters in Business Analytics by Hult is focused on boosting data and artificial intelligence literacy among firm members, in order to utilize said skills into “new and innovative services for clients around the globe.” The program will take place entirely online.

“Technology is changing everything — from how we work and create value to how we live and interact as a society,” said Trent Henry, EY Global vice chair of talent, in a statement. “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.”

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The new program builds on the firm’s digital credentials program, EY Badges. To earn the new Masters designation, EY staff will need to complete 12 badges covering topics spanning data and artificial intelligence, innovation, leadership, and technology. Candidates will also need to complete two additional hands-on projects: one focused on big-data AI and the other focused on creating new data-enabled business products or services.

“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,” added Mukul Kumar, Hult’s chief innovation officer, in a statement. “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.”