One of the largest professional services networks in the world, Ernst Young (EY) has collaborated with Hult International Business School and announced the first-ever fully, virtual Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a focus on technology.
Hult International Business School is a private business school with campuses in many of the world’s most influential cities such as Cambridge, London, San Francisco, Dubai, New York City and Shanghai.
“The dramatic rise of the importance and integration of technology, particularly evident during the months of lockdown, means the launch of the new MBA has launched at the right time,” said Roderick Wolfenden, EY Africa Markets Leader who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The ‘Tech MBA’ will be available free to all 284,000 EY employees in more than 150 countries, including South Africa, irrespective of prior qualifications, said the company. The programme will be delivered online and 14 African EY employees have already qualified to enter the programme.
“Students will also be able to tailor their own curriculums to be uniquely placed to help businesses navigate an age of unprecedented disruption and learn how to harness the power of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics as well as diversity and sustainable business practices,” said Wolfenden.
“Just about every business is now in some way also a technology business. Successful businesses rely heavily on technology for communication, productivity and keeping up with advancements in the industry. It’s very exciting to help people to acquire specialist knowledge so they apply it in the workplace to help solve big problems,” he explained.