This course provides a concise overview and non-technical explanation of the Metaverse. At first mention, you may think the Metaverse sounds like a fantasy world in the latest futuristic Hollywood blockbuster, and actually you’re not that far off. It’s an ecosystem of immerse digital environments and creative reality simulations where people do everything they do in real life - only in digital space. While the concept is still evolving, the Metaverse has become a buzzword in mainstream media and a driver of industry dealmaking. Corporate leaders are calling it the biggest opportunity for modern business since the creation of the Internet. The Metaverse is expected to take shape over the next decade with the rapid convergence of technologies such as AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), IoT (Internet of Things), 5G, blockchain, and cloud computing. Countless companies - from big tech to the Big Four - have already announced ambitious plans to contribute to this virtual world. Ultimately, the metaverse represents the natural evolution of the Internet, and the next phase of the mobile web. You’ll walk away with a foundational understanding of key Metaverse concepts and how to prepare for this new technology frontier. You’ll also discover how this emerging virtual dimension is on course to fundamentally transform society, the global economy, the accounting profession, and even reality itself.

Program Content:
The major topics that covered in this course:

  • What is the Metaverse?
  • A Brief History of the Metaverse from Web 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0
  • Key Social, Economic and Technology Forces Driving the Metaverse
  • Metaverse Case Studies from Around the World
  • The Economic Impact of the Metaverse: Leading Forecasts
  • The Enterprise Metaverse
  • How the Metaverse will Impact the Accounting Profession

Who Should Attend:
Practitioners who want a basic, non-technical understanding of the Metaverse and how to set themselves up for long-term success in this new digital business landscape and creative reality frontier.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover and define the Metaverse and how it differs from previous generations of the Internet.
  • Identify at least 10 social and technology forces that are driving the development of the Metaverse.
  • Explore and list at least 20 Metaverse case studies and success stories.
  • Discover and describe at least three ways the enterprise Metaverse is different than the consumer Metaverse.
  • Explore and explain at least 12 ways the Metaverse will impact the accounting profession.
Last updated/reviewed: December 29, 2023
Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Course Agenda5:36
  What is Metaverse?12:40
  Brief History8:32
  Why Now?20:16
  Metaverse Already Here-Quick Examples16:38
  Metaverse Already Here-Quick Examples Cont'd14:06
  How Big is the Metaverse Opportunity9:04
  How Metaverse will Impact Enterprise and Accounting Profession18:24
  Key Takeaways3:12
  Metaverse for Accountants1:48:28
  Slides: Metaverse for AccountantsPDF
  Metaverse for Accountants GlossaryPDF