Business management: top 5 skills expected at bac +5

By The amazing studentpublished on November 30, 2020

6 minutes

After obtaining a master’s degree, many business and management skills are expected of students to be fully ready to develop at the heart of a company. Multidisciplinary skills are particularly valued from the start by recruiters. 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 the business world, the majority of business and management students arrive very well educated.

In terms of employability, they can thus reach highly placed positions, or even seek new opportunities very quickly. At the time of the job interview, recruiters will pay particular attention to candidates’ generalist 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 execute its overall strategy, a company will rely on a well-rehearsed 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) Could develop in skills

You can hardly arrive in a company pretending that you have already seen everything or done everything. Each hierarchy is now sensitive to modesty and a certain capacity of its employee to learn and develop throughout his career. It is in this context that students who come out of their course with a generalist education combined with a double specialization or a double degree, as is the case with ESC Clermont Business School, can legitimately project towards future professions 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. Financial skills in Fintech and data analysis are especially expected to support managers’ decisions and find new business models. A transversal vision that gives you the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility in the long term 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 essential to succeed in business, in addition to a benevolent general know-how, attentive and approachable. Being proactive means constantly seeking to develop one’s creativity and ability to innovate. To do this, in addition to a critical spirit, you must first understand the problems in 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 alert to find effective and lasting solutions. It is therefore necessary to master the available tools in order to implement the digital and empowering transformation of organisations.

4) Integrate climate issues

In a time of ecological transition, graduate students are increasingly concerned about climate issues. In Clermont, the ESC also offers, in collaboration with the School of Design Strate, on the Lyon campus, a unique program to train actors in ecological redirection. This is why an employee’s ability to integrate this into his 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 anticipate the impact of future socio-economic activity. In particular, this involves the integration of sustainable mobility services and new business meeting models.

5) Give meaning to your missions

Today, and given the many social and environmental problems, it is very possible to work in a globalized and competitive world without being disconnected from local realities. The new generations no longer hesitate to give meaning to 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 manager will excel far beyond his technical skills. Between digital sobriety and sensitivity to living together, the idea is to bring a different look, a new and creative vision, in line with our concerns, for a peaceful future.

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