EY offers free enrollment to online MBA for all employees

The fully customisable MBA curriculum will be available to all 284,000 EY employees across the globe, regardless of prior qualifications.

Consultancy and accounting firm EY announced this week that it would provide all its employees with the opportunity to complete an online master's degree for free. The company introduced the groundbreaking qualification to reflect the "broader mindset shift towards virtual learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, during which EY has seen a 40 percent increase in the use of its online learning resources."

The 'EY Tech MBA' was designed in partnership Hult International Business School and will be available free of charge to all 284,000 EY people in more than 150 countries.

EY said in a statement that employees would be able to build their own personal curriculum from a broad range of subject areas, ranging from artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotic process automation, to employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable business practices. 

The MBA builds on EY Badges, through which EY people earn digital credentials in future-focused skills through learning and applying their learning in practice.

To earn the EY Tech MBA by Hult, EY people will need to complete 16 Badges spanning technology, leadership and business topics as well as one final capstone project. The total commitment is more than 300 hours.

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

"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.”