Five Career Trends MBA Students Should Watch In 2022

16 March 2022

The last two years have been very unusual for the job market: many companies switched to permanent smart working; some areas, in particular logistics and delivery, flourished. Others, such as tourism and hospitality, have scaled back or adapted to new consumer demands.

In all change processes, the opportunities offered by the job market are many, but you have to know how to seize them. In order to understand what the market demands and, therefore, what the best study paths are, we can look at current career trends.

Start-ups are constantly growing: young, innovative, and high-tech small businesses are the best answer to a market that requires flexibility, competition and the ability to quickly adapt to technological changes. The BBS’ Global MBA provides the necessary knowledge to grow a business from scratch. The year 2020 has forced many employees and recent graduates to change their perspectives on the job market and, at the same time, has given them much more free time. According to the Center for Entrepreneurs UK, online retail businesses in the UK has more than doubled between 2019 and 2021; in Europe, 2021 will be remembered as a historic year for investment in the start-up companies: $100 billion has been exceeded, a three-fold increase over 2020 (Forbes data).

Global MBA in Automation and Robotics: a winning choice. The technology industry is the one that, more than any other, is experiencing a golden moment: payment platforms, gaming, and dating are steadily growing in the last two years. In Italy, according to the annual report of the Ministry of Economic Development, innovative start-ups have grown by almost 17% in 2021, reaching more than 14,000.  The gap between companies that have started innovation processes, adapting to new scenarios, and those, especially micro and small enterprises, that have not been able to actualize it, has increased.

Innovation, technology, and green: three keywords for a unique booming business area. The ‘green generation‘, made up mainly of young managers, wants to develop business models with a cornerstone: sustainability. All the professions involved in the high-tech area and in the renewable energy sectors are moving in this direction, as are the new alternative forms of transport that do not use fossil fuels. This is why many new professions, such as transport analyst, transport engineer, data analyst of corporate ecological sustainability have emerged on the job market. At the same time, if companies move in one direction, they also have to adapt to new government regulations. There will be a strong increase in strategic roles in energy control and regulatory affairs in the coming months/years. The Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses will be the search land for headhunters from the biggest companies in the energy sector.

Technological jobs are on the rise. The value of large technology companies such as Google and Amazon has increased because of new remote jobs, changes in mobility, and new lifestyles. This success allows companies to invest in new talent and innovation, offering many opportunities for MBA graduates, especially in technology, financial services, e-commerce, and digital consulting. Even in the world of luxury, new business models are taking hold: a Global MBA in Design, Fashion, and Luxury Goods will give you the knowledge and network you need to turn your passion for luxury and Made in Italy into a real opportunity for professional growth.

It is the same for the Food and Beverage business: if the last two years have deeply impacted the hospitality jobs and, consequently, part of the Food and Beverage market, at the same time, companies that have been able to innovate and open up to new technologies, delivery and e-commerce are now growing rapidly.  High-profile training such as that by the Global MBA in Food and Wine offers the winning cards for a business that, after a difficult period of great transformation, will be one of the fastest-growing in the short and medium-term.

Technology and passion. The luxury automotive market has experienced great challenges but also many achievements in the last year: the historic car and motorbike brands, especially the top ones, are on the rise. A focus on personal well-being and a greater attitude to ‘enjoy life’ has increased luxury cars and motorbikes sales. Moreover, an innovative approach, combined with new technologies, is ensured by a Master’s program such as Global MBA in Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports, at the forefront of the technical and managerial approach to an ever-expanding sector.

Digital marketing, creative communication and innovative spirit are the three big market winners of the last two years. It is expected that companies will increasingly search for professionals with cross-functional experience and hybrid profiles, who have a technical education combined with a managerial mindset. The Global MBA, with a strong network linking students, alumni and companies, will be able to ensure a career boost for all of its students.


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