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RSM launches digital upskilling programme

The firm-wide investment includes includes a fully accredited MSc degree, in partnership with BPP University

RSM UK has launched a firm-wide extensive digital upskilling programme, part of which includes an MSc in data analytics.

It said the fully accredited degree, in partnership with BPP University, will form part of a substantial investment in data analytics skills as RSM seeks to “embed digital service delivery for its clients”.

The firm will welcome its first cohort into the MSc in January 2022.

The MSc will cover programming and modelling for data analysis as well as emerging technology and automation.

The firm-wide investment includes the rollout of advanced data analytics platforms through a partnership with the analytics automation company, Alteryx.

It also includes an interactive dashboard for clients and offer of the MSc in data analytics to staff and partners across the firm.

Chris Knowles, chief digital officer, RSM UK said: “We want to give everyone at RSM the opportunity to build their data analytics and digital skills, enabling them to excel in their careers and deliver the best possible digital services to our clients.

“Demand for digital skills has never been greater, and being able to story-tell with data is the absolute foundation of all other digital skills investments we are making. We need to empower our workforce to respond to the rapidly changing needs of our clients and the digital workplace.”

Lynn Radose, head of learning at RSM UK, added: “A key part of our people strategy is to grow our own talent, and developing excellent digital capabilities is a huge part of this.

“This is an ongoing and sustained effort to build the high calibre digital skills we need now and for the long term. We want all our people to gain the skills they need to thrive as an active part of the digital economy.”

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