03 September 2021

Accenture and UniSA are joining forces to offer a Bachelor of Digital Business.

Leading global professional services company Accenture, and the University of South Australia are today announcing 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 innovative curriculum and training programs, drawing on the skills and expertise of Accenture’s global workforce and UniSA’s established position in online education. 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 of 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 of Digital Business program will be live from mid-2022.

For more information and to register your interest in the program, go to: https://unisa.edu.au/connect/corporatepartners/accenture/

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

About the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is a globally connected university that partners with more than 2500 companies and industries worldwide. We are also South Australia’s largest university with more than 37,000 students located across six campuses. Our teaching is industry-informed, our research is inventive and adventurous. We create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. Our graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. We are Australia’s University of Enterprise. Visit us at www.unisa.edu.au


Media contacts:

Georgia Hewett: 0417 699 567 georgia.hewett@accenture.com

 Bronwyn Hurrell: 0427 393 656 bronwyn.hurrell@unisa.edu.au

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