Corporate governance: top 5 skills expected at bac +5

By The amazing studentpublished on November 30, 2020

6 min

After obtaining a master’s degree, many business and management skills of students are expected to be fully ready to develop in the heart of a business. Interdisciplinary skills are especially valued from the start by recruiting staff. Here are our top 5!

After a master’s, the time has come to jump into the deep end of your first job. Due to learning and first experiences in business, the majority of business and management students arrive very well educated.

Thus, in terms of employability, they can reach high-ranking positions, or even seek new opportunities very quickly. At the time of the job interview, recruiters will pay particular attention to the candidates’ generalistic and interdisciplinary skills. Here are five that are particularly crucial.

1) Have a specialty while being versatile

Business developer, community manager, digital project manager, management controller, business analyst, export manager or even supply chain manager, there are many specialties in the world of business and management. To implement its overall strategy, a company will rely on a well-executed commercial policy, will rely on the latest marketing methods and will, of course, need rigorous management. Of course, everyone has their place. But times are changing and management is increasingly asking their employees to have a common culture and sense of service. This is where versatility is a real asset to be able to work in agile mode with other departments.

2) Be able to develop in skills

You can hardly arrive in a company that pretends you’ve already seen everything or done everything. Each hierarchy is now sensitive to the modesty and a certain ability of its employee to learn and develop throughout its career. It is in this context that students graduating from their course with a general education combined with a dual specialization or a dual degree, as is the case with ESC Clermont Business School, can legally project towards the professions of the future with colossal challenges. Immersed in the heart of an increasingly comprehensive international and intercultural context, they need a variety of skills to carry out their projects. In particular, financial skills in Fintech and data analysis are expected to support managers’ decisions and find new business models. An interdisciplinary vision that enables you to take on a great deal of long-term responsibility in companies and other investment companies.

3) To be creative and innovative in a changing world

Knowing how to anticipate expectations, be proactive. These are soft values crucial to the success of the business, in addition to a benevolent general know-how, attentive and accessible. Being proactive means constantly seeking to develop one’s creativity and innovation ability. To do this, in addition to a critical spirit, you must first understand the problems of today’s world. Faced with major societal, economic, technological and environmental changes, it is important not only to know how to take a step back, but also to be vigilant in finding effective and lasting solutions. It is therefore necessary to master the available tools to implement the digital and empowering transformation of organizations.

4) Integrate climate issues

In an age of ecological change, graduate students are increasingly concerned about climate issues. In Clermont, ESC also offers, in collaboration with the School of Design Strate, on the Lyon campus, a unique program to train actors in ecological diversion. This is why an employee’s ability to integrate this into his or her decisions will be highly valued. Between skills in geopolitics and sustainable development, everyone today must perfectly master the most pressing issues of our time. The best strategists will be those who know how to predict the impact of future socio-economic activity. This involves in particular the integration of sustainable mobility services and new business meeting models.

5) Make sense of your missions

Today, and given the many social and environmental problems, it is quite possible to work in a globalized and competitive world without being disconnected from local realities. The new generations no longer hesitate to make sense of their professional orientation by linking their choices to their passions. In an era of ultra-connectivity and all-digital, people are back at the center of concern. A good leader will excel far beyond his technical skills. Between digital sobriety and sensitivity to living together, the idea is to bring a different perspective, a new and creative vision, in line with our concerns, for a peaceful future.

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