PwC and Ulster University launch Masters in Professional Services Operational Delivery

  • PwC has announced that it's partnered with Ulster University to launch the UK's first ever Masters degree in Professional Services Operational Delivery. The first intake for the course will include 15 staff from PwC’s Operate business.

    The past several years have seen significant increases in strategic synergies between universities and tech employers in Northern Ireland. We recently reported on a collaboration between First Derivatives and Ulster University that will see the creation of a new master’s degree in Global Capital Markets, taking up to three years to complete if undertaken part time.

    Now PwC has announced that it's partnered with Ulster University to produce the UK's first ever Masters degree in Professional Services Operational Delivery. The course was created to support growing demand from multinational organisations dealing with change in politics, economics and regulatory systems.

    The programme is a collaboration between the Ulster University Business School and PwC’s Operate division, and was created as a result of a demand for more efficient delivery of expertise. The Operate division at PwC currently employs over 1,000 staff that are actively supporting clients.

    Ian McConnell, PwC Partner responsible for Operate and Visiting Professor with the Business school reiterated the importance of encouraging employees to undertake and see the value in education and research informed curriculum development: "This partnership will ensure that we equip our staff with the ability to accredit their experience in operational delivery and help future proof PwC and our clients."

    The creation of the course also highlights the attractiveness of a career in operational delivery, as in today's fast-changing world employers will want to be in touch with the ever changing needs of modern economy. "We can optimise educational product development to provide highly relevant and progressive programmes that support career development," explained Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement at Ulster University Business School.

    Source: PwC and Ulster University Press Release

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