The topic of the future of work is not a new one and has been an ongoing debate for the past decade or so. The sudden drastic shift brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this topic into sharper focus.
The future of work arrived sooner than we expected as many companies, across the world, shifted their operations online and to remote working. Remote virtual meetings are now commonplace and economic activity has increased on a range of digital platforms.
Speaking during an Open Class for undergraduate programmes at SBS, Carl Wagner, Academic Director of the Global CEO Programme urged the students to start working towards their future careers early and determine their career anchors from the onset of their university education.
He further emphasized the need for undergraduate students to think critically about their career future. “When thinking about your future career, think about what you need to do now and position yourself for that future,” he said.
Skills Needed for the Future of Work
It is imperative that the students trained today are not only educated but are properly skilled and prepared for the future workplace. The future of work has already started manifesting itself in the Covid-19 new normal. We need to embrace the future and begin preparing for it which is why it is important that the students trained today are not only educated but are properly skilled and prepared for the future workplace.
Strathmore University Business School students are mentored by our prestigious faculty and renowned industry experts. We focus on developing students holistically and preparing them to thrive in their chosen professions.
1.The Bachelor of Financial Services (BFS) programme
This programme aims at unifying the financial services sector by providing a firm foundation in the world of work in financial management, business analytics, and skills of people working in the financial sector, microfinance sector, banking sector, financial cooperatives sector, and emergent financial services providers in general. Learn more here
2. The Bachelor of Supply Chain and Operations Management Programme
This programme is designed to integrate supply chain, logistics, operations, and digitization. Special emphasis is placed on Production, Logistics, Big Data, Blockchain, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence, and how they will impact supply chain and operations management in the near and far future. Learn more here
Article by Juliet Hinga
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