In partnership with MYOB, the University of Canterbury helps students get ahead with hands-on courses on the use of cloud accounting software MYOB Essentials.
While accounting software has been taught as part of tertiary degrees for some time, this partnership initiative represents a new approach to offering students comprehensive training in the practice of accounting.
UC Accounting Lecturer, Dr Julia Wu says that the cloud-based software delivery model allowed her to create a flexible, student-led learning experience.
“As a cloud-based accounting package designed for small and medium-sized firms, it processes transactions and reports at the right level for my students,” said Dr Wu.
“For this reason, MYOB Essentials is not really ‘taught’ in classes in the traditional sense. Learning and assessment activities are designed to guide the students to work through various tasks that mimic a real-world business operation. The fully online functionality allows students to work on the tasks whenever and wherever they choose.”
“By working closely with its education partners, MYOB was able to offer and support a uniquely practical learning experience for a new generation of accountants and finance industry workers. In doing so, the brand gained useful insight and feedback on one of its key products in return,” said Education Manager for MYOB Shailan Patel.
“It’s been inspiring to see students exploring MYOB Essentials and learning how to get the most from it. We’ve also received rich feedback that we can use to help shape the future of our software and the future of these partnerships,” said Patel.