Red & Yellow has just become South Africa’s first Business School to accept Bitcoin payments for all degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.
Founded by industry legends, Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders to think creatively since 1994. As a progressive institution with campuses in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the school is focused on preparing its students for career success in a digital future which means that the acceptance of the next wave of financial currency is the clear route.
“The world is changing rapidly, as are our students and it’s our responsibility to ensure we are serving their future focussed needs” says Rob Stokes, Chairman of Red & Yellow and founder of digital agency pioneer, Quirk. “The reality is that Bitcoin is here to stay and with many youngsters having made a good return on their investment in cryptocurrencies, they now want to use this digital cash to invest in their education. These are exactly the kind of forward-thinking students we want because they will be the business leaders of tomorrow”.
With creative thinking being the most important business skill of the 21st Century, Red & Yellow believe that the most successful professionals will be those who are logical business thinkers who understand human behaviour and can use the magic of creative thinking to grow the organisations they are a part of. Red & Yellow exists to produce these alumni and over the years many of them have gone on to become business leaders in every industry across the world.
Integrating the four faculties of Management Studies, Marketing, Human Studies and Creative Production, the Business School offers a wide variety of full-time programmes on its stunning campus as well as industry-relevant short courses delivered online. Its Executive Education arm also works with progressive businesses to ensure their people always have a competitive edge.
Prof. John Simpson, former Head of Management Studies at UCT and now leading the same faculty at Red & Yellow agrees that “not only will this make our offerings more accessible to the public – individuals and organisations – but it will set us apart on an international scale, regardless of the market. We are very fortunate in being a private institution able to innovate like this, it’s an important part of why I joined Red & Yellow”.