07/09/2021

Leading global professional services company Accenture, and the University of South Australia have a unique joint venture to help transform the provision of business education and digital skills in Australia.

The Innovation Academy in Digital Business will combine the best of Accenture’s global practice and expertise with UniSA’s proven leadership in transformative, industry-informed business education and research.

Kicking off in 2022, The Innovation Academy will deliver bespoke curriculum and training programs, and together the partnership will help address known and emerging skills gaps and enhance productivity in Australia’s strategic growth areas.

The Academy’s first offering, the Bachelor in Digital Business program, was designed and custom built, leveraging real-world Accenture material and case studies. The second offering of the Academy focuses on the upskilling and reskilling of established workforces in leading-edge digital business practices.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says: “UniSA is delighted to be working with Accenture to bring the Innovation Academy to life. This will be a global powerhouse in educating a new breed of business professional, informed by best practice and insight from one of the world’s leading technology and strategic consulting companies. Our students will be gaining invaluable skills, and will be not just studying with the best, they’ll be learning from the best as well.”

Focused on the intersection between technology and business, the professional development component of the Academy will offer real-time, academically-moderated, practical upskilling programs featuring tailored digital business training modules. Built around UniSA’s innovative Q-Credit assessment system, Academy learners will graduate with recognised tertiary qualifications, and highly employable and in-demand credentials.

Jordan Griffiths, Accenture Operations Lead Australia & New Zealand says: “We are thrilled to be working with UniSA and believe the Innovation Academy will transform how we think about digital business education, locally and globally. The Academy will give students real-world applicability to their studies as well as contributing to the upskilling of Australia, by developing talent that is equipped for the technology-driven future.”

Enrolment for the new online Bachelor in Digital Business program will be live from mid-2022.

Sourced from the University of South Australia’s website: Accenture and UniSA join forces to develop the digital business skills of tomorrow