One of today’s hottest debate recently is the future of work as a result of the rapid growth of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data. This is the right time to empower the Next Generation Of Business Leaders in our society. So much has been taken over by smart technologies and more data being readily available, as such, a new generation of leaders is needed in order to analyze data and perform more complex tasks that require certain skills. Such skills include creativity, analytical thinking, innovative thinking, collaboration and interpersonal skills such as communication.
Empowering The Next Generation Of Business Leaders
Leadership skills are very important factor, as the future will need people who can lead efficiently and inspire teams to lead change in the coming era. Strong leaders are required most especially in the business world, to manage complex and diverse teams that can go beyond geographical boundaries because of the interconnectedness of foray working world.
That’s why leading business schools of today are teaching students to upskill themselves and become innovative leaders in their respective business niches, offering more hands-on experience and also the chance to network with industry professionals.
However, they are doing so by updating undergraduate curricula and presenting more innovative postgraduate degrees for those with a few years working experience under their belts. Below are the four universities that are educating the Next Generation Of Business Leaders.
BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA) – AUSTRALI
In the Asia-Pacific region, UWA Business School happens to be one of the premier business education providers, consistently achieving exceptional world rankings. The business institution is placed regularly in the top 100 universities worldwide for Accounting and Finance, while UWA is the 86th best university in the QS World Rankings.
The school offers world-class teaching by prominent researchers who has strong industry links, making sure students gain the real-world experience that is needed to prepare them for a career beyond their degree.
At UWA Business School, a number of Master’s programmes give students the chance to personalise the course in order to meet their specific goals, offering a broad range of elective units as well as study modes.
For instance, with the flexible Master of Commerce, students have the choice of either combining two specialisations, completing more extensive study in one specialisation, or combining one specialisation with an array of electives from across the other specialisations.
Also, the new Master of Business Analytics course is leading the way in developing future champions in ‘Big Data’, who gain employment as data analysts, business analysts, market economists, financial analysts and more.
In case you’re planning towards developing a professional accounting career, the Master of Professional Accounting gives you the satisfaction of the accreditation requirements of professional accounting associations, while the Master of Applied Finance is accredited professionally by the CFA Institute.
Other Master’s programmes include the Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Information and Logistics Management, Master of Marketing and the Master of Human Resources and Employment Relations.
ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (UCLA) – USA
A thriving business community supports innovative thinking at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, in order for leaders to be developed and find solutions to real problems. Students in the Master programmes learn how to drive change, launching their career to new heights. This is done through courses that emphasise applied learning.
Graduate degrees in business include a full-time MBA and Executive MBA where students are given the opportunity to learn and network with fellow peers’ the UCLA-NUS Executive MBA (partnership with National University of Singapore; the Master of Financial Engineering; and the Master of Science in Business Analytics).
In fact, there are also specialist centres which include the Center for Global Management, Easton Technology Management Center and Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
These hubs don’t only support cutting-edge faculty research, they also sponsor specialised courses and conferences so students get a variety of opportunities for networking and industry learning.
At this institution, there’s also a six month immersive programme known as the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator, where students can leverage on the resources of the university to work on rising start-ups within the Anderson community.
MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE – AUSTRALIA
This institution is also known to empower the next generation of business leaders. The Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne is a leading provider of management education in the Asia-Pacific region. The university educates students on the latest industry knowledge through academically rigorous programmes that challenge future business leaders, students in this institution undertake specialist graduate programmes.
Degree programmes under the Master of Management suite include specialisations in Accounting, Human Resources and Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Finance.
The MBA suite of programmes includes a part-time Master of Business Administration course, full-time Master of Business Administration course, Executive Master of Business Administration and Senior Executive Master of Business Administration.
In addition, there is a Master of International Business programme, as well as niche degrees like the Master of Economics, Master of Entrepreneurship, Master of Business Analytics and Master of Enterprise.
This institution develop leaders in their respective areas of business, it prepares students for a changing world of business and also teaches therm to lead effectively.
NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) – SINGAPORE
This is one of the top business schools in the region, it is known for its strong reputation in developing leaders. Merging best practices and business models from both the East and the West, students are positioned to become global specialists in business once they graduate.
Students of the institution are taught by faculty with strong industry experience in order to gain insights into the business world and also gain expertise in their respective fields.
Through overseas student exchange programmes, business case competitions, student-led study trips and other initiatives, they equally get plenty of hands-on learning that extends beyond the classroom.
Besides a broad MBA programme, Master’s programmes include MBA Specialisations in Finance Marketing, Healthcare Management, Strategy and Organisation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Digital Business.
However, students gain access to strong global alumni network, which consist of 38,000 business graduates and 288,000 university alumni from a wide range of disciplines. Through this network, they benefit from mentoring opportunities, career development and guidance, access to industry leaders, and much more.