EY Partners With Hult To Offer Free Virtual Corporate MBA For Company Employees

By Amit Chowdhry ● July 1, 2020
  • EY, in partnership with Hult International Business School, announced the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate Master of Business Administration (MBA)

EY, in partnership with Hult International Business School, announced the first-ever fully accredited virtual corporate Master of Business Administration (MBA). And in line with the inclusive culture at EY, it will be available free of charge to all 284,000 EY people in over 150 countries.

The EY Tech MBA by Hult has a focus on helping EY employees develop the mindset and skillset to navigate new ways of working with all education delivered entirely online. And this reflects a broader shift toward virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — during which EY has seen a 40%+ uplift in the use of its online learning resources.

EY employees studying for the MBA will be able to build their own personal curriculum from a broad range of subject areas ranging from artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotic process automation (RPA) to employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable business practices.

“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,” said Carmine Di Sibio, EY Global Chairman and CEO.

The MBA is going to be awarded by Hult International Business School. Hult is the first triple-accredited business school in the US and it is regularly ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.

“This is a tremendously exciting moment. Helping EY people to acquire relevant knowledge, apply it in the workplace, and integrate ideas to solve big problems is at the core of Hult’s mission to be the world’s most relevant business school. The EY Tech MBA by Hult is a huge step forward in helping to prepare EY people for the challenges of tomorrow,” explained Stephen Hodges, President at Hult International Business School.

The MBA builds on EY Badges — which is a program where EY employees earn digital credentials in future-focused skills through learning and applying their learning in practice. And to earn the EY Tech MBA by Hult, EY employees will need to complete 16 Badges spanning technology, leadership, and business topics as well as a final capstone project. The total commitment is over 300 hours.

“The EY goal is to be the world leader in skills development and the EY Tech MBA by Hult marks a real step toward making that a reality as we help EY people and clients prepare for the future. 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. 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,” added Trent Henry, Global Vice Chair – Talent at EY.