Red & Yellow business school accepting Bitcoin payments

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 09 Jan 2018
Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow and founder of Quirk.
Rob Stokes, chairman of Red & Yellow and founder of Quirk.

South African Business School, Red & Yellow says it will accept Bitcoin payments for all its degrees, advanced diplomas, certificates and online courses.

Founded by industry legends, Red & Yellow has been teaching future business leaders to think creatively since 1994. With campuses in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, the school recently expanded the scope of its teaching beyond marketing and advertising to encompass all aspects of business and management to prepare its students for career success in a digital future.

The institution says it is the first business school in SA to accept Bitcoin payments for all its courses.

"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 crypto-currencies, 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".

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 campuses, as well as industry-relevant short courses delivered online.

Red & Yellow says 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.

Professor John Simpson, former head of Management Studies at UCT and now leading the same faculty at Red & Yellow agrees that: "Not only will Bitcoin 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".