SFU partners with KPMG for new graduate program

January 7, 2019

Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has partnered with KPMG to establish Digital University, which combines traditional MBA training with executive education. The Globe and Mail reports that 100 KPMG auditors will begin a nine-month graduate certificate in accounting with digital analytics in April. 40 participants from that cohort will go on to a second-year for a Master of Science in Accounting with cognitive analytics. Kristen Carscallen, KPMG’s Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, said that the firm chose to partner with SFU rather than outsource training to a third-party. “When we looked at [whether we] should develop it in-house or go external, we thought the highest quality learning would be with someone who does this every day,” said Carscallen. Globe and Mail (BC)