According to the Future of Jobs Report 2018, the future of work is shaped by powerful forces of technology (automation), big data, artificial intelligence and value chain engineering. It is therefore ardent for institutions of higher learning to craft programmes that are practical, futuristic and relatable.
For institutions of higher learning to be able to prepare a workforce capable of taking up these new roles and performing well in them, the design of academic programmes must reflect the future demands of the workplace.
Strathmore University Business School on Friday 10th January 2020 launched two new ‘modern undergraduate academic degree programmes: the Bachelor of Financial Services (BFS) and the Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Operations Management (BSc. SC and OM).
The BFS programme aims at unifying the financial services sector by providing a firm foundation in the world of work in financial management and business analytics.
The BSc. in SC and OM is designed to integrate supply chain, logistics, operations, and digitalization. Special emphasis is placed on Production 4.0, Logistics 4.0, Big Data, Blockchain, automation, and artificial intelligence and how they will impact supply chain and operations in the future.
Dr. Andre Kreie, Director of Global Logistics Education, Kuehne Foundation speaking during the event said that a country’s economic development is strongly co-related to supply chain and logistics management.
Dr. Andre further said, “We are in constant need of more creative and innovative ideas, more so, we need to reinvent and modernize our teaching methods, what we teach today will be very much outdated in the next 20 years.”
The BFS and BSc. in SC and OM programmes have been carefully designed and pitched as “modern degrees” that appeal to the demands of today’s workplace and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Through these programmes, learners will be exposed to theoretical, practical, application, research and human skills which are fundamental in the futuristic workplace.
Admission is ongoing with the first cohort set to join the University in April 2020.