Worldwide Academy Launched

Worldwide Academy Launched

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a world business organization, has launched the ICC Academy. Delivered via a digital platform, the Academy will provide rigorous, relevant and applicable business education.  

The Academy is launched in partnership with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, a government agency that promotes international trade and assists Singapore companies to internationalize. It will serve as a center of excellence and thought leadership for the global business community.

The ICC Academy promotes the highest standards of excellence in global professional education, providing a wide range of specialized programs that are recognized worldwide. The courses are designed and taught by ICC’s roster of experts and practitioners, incorporating insights from external senior business leaders and policymakers. Courses are delivered via a dynamic digital platform, using innovative tools to give the Academy global reach. The ICC Academy can therefore offer those in developing and remote regions the same access to world-class professional education as those in advanced economies – developing skills even in the most challenging locations.

“E-learning initiatives are being adopted as a means of maximizing educational budgets as well as expanding the potential breadth of audience — without compromising on the quality or depth of learning,” says John Danilovich, secretary general of ICC. “Provided users have access to the Internet, distance learning means there will be no inequalities with respect to educational potential via the ICC Academy — no matter where an individual is situated.”

The use of a digital platform also allows ICC to centralize the Academy in one location: Singapore, which is an established international trade hub, underpinned by its strategic location and presence of a strong trading community.  The ICC Academy will draw on ICC expertise in specialist fields, starting with a faculty in banking and trade finance shaped by more than 600 banking experts from 110 countries. The faculty features around 70 online courses and two global certificates in trade finance. Following this initial trade finance focus, the ICC Academy will broaden its scope, introducing new curricula, spanning all ICC competences from international law to anti-corruption.

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