NetSuite SuiteAcademy Now in Australia

One of the most talked about technology trends in 2012, cloud computing has seen its popularity grow exponentially as more and more companies choose cloud computing over on-premise systems. Schools like UTS already offer courses for on-premise software like SAP and Oracle. Now they’re recognizing the importance of teaching NetSuite and cloud computing -- both for the country’s future workforce and the job prospects of their students.

Cloud computing has become so ubiquitous that it’s now a major source of employment throughout the world. This is the main reason why NetSuite continues to preach the power of the cloud to colleges and universities worldwide. Through the SuiteAcademy Program, NetSuite offers these institutions a great way to strengthen business curriculum by giving students hands-on instruction on NetSuite's cloud-based ERP/financials suite.

Now it’s made its way to Australia.

In use at more than 90 member institutions, SuiteAcademy provides no-cost NetSuite licensing for instructional use that meets student demands for educational value and real-world experience. SuiteAcademy helps make students more marketable to employers—and makes universities more attractive to students.

Since officially launching SuiteAcademy in 2011, the program has grown 83 percent, with more than 100 tertiary institutions around the world now teaching NetSuite. The NetSuite cloud business solution is predominantly introduced in the third and fourth year of degree, and MBA programs, meaning that the next generation of managers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals can come to the job market with a stronger understanding of business operations and a clear understanding of the power of cloud computing.

The most recent addition to NetSuite’s growing portfolio of Academic beneficiaries is the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), which is also the first Australian university to join the NetSuite SuiteAcademy program. The UTS Business School plans to incorporate NetSuite cloud ERP, including supply chain and accounting functionality, into the postgraduate degree curricula in 2013 for students pursuing MBA and Master of Business in Operations and Supply Chain Management degrees.

During the next four months, NetSuite will work closely with the UTS Business School to prepare curricula for next year’s MBA intake. This will focus on providing students with practical, hands-on experience with NetSuite’s modules, as well as a better understanding of how it supports process flows and revenue cycles throughout an entire organisation. Schools like UTS already offer courses for on-premise software like SAP and Oracle. Now they’re recognizing the importance of teaching NetSuite and cloud computing -- both for the country’s future workforce and the job prospects of their students.For further information about NetSuite Suite Academy program please visit - http://www.netsuite.com.au/portal/services/suiteacademy/main.shtml

- Mark Troselj, Managing Director of Asia Pacific for NetSuite

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