As companies drive towards digital transformation, push to meet sustainable targets, and take advantage of new technologies, demand for grads with cutting-edge knowledge and skills is sky-rocketing.
We're seeing increasing numbers of innovative new Masters degrees covering burgeoning sectors like space and artificial intelligence (AI). In January, we published our list of five exciting new business Masters degrees for 2022.
Now halfway through the year, we're back with another roundup of the hottest new Masters degrees available, covering everything from the Metaverse to blockchain and digital assets.
1. The Professional Master of Sustainability, Entrepreneurship & Technology (SET)
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Applications now open
The global e-learning market has rapidly increased since the start of the pandemic and is expected to reach $370 billion by 2026. Taking advantage of this new virtual world, WU Executive Academy has partnered with edtech firm Tomorrow’s Education to launch a Master’s in the Metaverse.
The Professional Master in SET is designed specifically for remote learning, with students immersing themselves in the campus and curriculum via an online app. Not only is the delivery of the course cutting-edge, faculty focus on key trends by teaching students about sustainable business, while also helping them develop key skills in entrepreneurship and tech.
The Metaverse campus stimulates a practical and collaborative learning experience as students can network and meet with lecturers and professors as and when they need to. Classes vary widely across business themes from Systems Thinking For Sustainable Development, to Finance For Entrepreneurs, to Ethics and Economics of AI.
At the end of the program, students develop and bring to life a real-world proposal for an entrepreneurial venture or within a corporate lab.
2. Master in Blockchain & Digital Assets
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Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Applications close September 2022
If you’re looking to enter Industry 4.0, working with cryptocurrencies and NFTs, blockchain is something you should know about. Blockchain is empowering the digital revolution in the finance sector and Frankfurt School of Finance and Management aims to ensure business leaders keep up.
The Master’s in Blockchain and Digital Assets uses a hybrid-model to explore cutting-edge topics in courses like Crypto Asset Markets, Blockchain Coding, and Decentralized Finance.
Putting their theoretical knowledge to the test, students engage in practical AI workshops, compete in hackathons, and build a Blockchain Lightning Node—software that allows you to connect to the blockchain network.
In the Smart Contract Bootcamp, students also learn to understand blockchain transactions and programming language using Solidity and Python.
In the final semester of the program, students get the opportunity to travel to Zurich or Lisbon to immerse themselves in a blockchain hub.
3. Master in Transformative Sustainability
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Applications close July 2022
It’s imperative today that businesses incorporate sustainable practices into their strategy, especially after this year’s COP26 conference set targets to prevent global warming exceeding 1.5C. Failure to do so also risks damaging profits and being left behind by more adaptable competitors.
The Master in Transformative Sustainability, launched by Bocconi University in collaboration with MIP Politecnico di Milano, aims to arm students with the skills and expertise needed to transition businesses towards sustainable management and implement Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in business decisions.
The two-year program is split across both campuses in Italy. Students can study a wide range of electives like Designing Sustainable Cities, Technologies for Energy and Sustainable Transition, and ESG Law.
As the demand for sustainable leaders and experts in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) continues to grow, grads from the MSc in Transformative Sustainability could land emerging roles as sustainability specialists, sustainability analysts, or even launch their own sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.
4. Master in Analytics & Artificial Intelligence
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Applications open November 2022
As the business world becomes increasingly data-driven, employers are looking for grads who know how to navigate technological challenges. By 2025, experts predict that 97 million new jobs will emerge driven by the focus on analytics and AI.
The Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at ESMT Berlin is preparing grads for such roles, including AI and machine learning specialists, digital transformation specialists, and big data specialists.
The two-year program is aimed at grads with up to 18 months work experience and a good understanding of tech, coding, and quantitative subjects.
The analysis-heavy curriculum covers a wide range of topics in courses like People Analytics, Health Analytics, and Supply Chain Analytics.
The program also allows students to put their expertise to the test through summer internships, consulting projects with a corporate firm, and by undertaking an optional Portfolio Management Project alongside their degree.
Whether your goal is to make a difference to the world by driving sustainable change, revolutionize the finance industry, or change business through AI, there’s a wide range of specialist business master’s degrees that can prepare you.
Enroll in one of these innovative new Masters degrees to find your place in the exciting new business world.
Everything was great ( apart from the covid part)
I really enjoyed this experience because I built a really strong relationship with other students and professors. This fact has permitted me to grow as a person and also to improve my academic background by confronting myself with other people. I would encourage Bocconi to create a new method of exams for online courses (I have experienced it during the covid-19 period) because they could not manage to control and to avoid shameless situations such as software breakdowns just before the exams.
The workload is really heavy, but that’s the only way to prepare students for the job market. Bocconi offers also many services to help students kick off their careers. Overall, Bocconi University Masters Degree is the best option for ambitious students and the best choice among Italian and maybe European universities.
A great experience
A fundamental experience to understand what I want to do in life. In the three years I attended Bocconi University, I laid the foundations for my business education. I will always be grateful to it. I absolutely recommend it.
Bocconi: Italian Quality
The great thing about this University is that it is one of the few Italian universities offering such international programs. My course is unique and doesn't exist anywhere else, so if you like arts and economics, Bocconi is the best place. The course provides both subjects concerning arts/philosophy, and ones more related to economics. Personally, I have decided to follow a different path because I am not so interested in working in this specific field, but this course is totally worth it if you want to work in a creative industry. Indeed, it gives people with a passion for luxury, arts and so on with a complete knowledge concerning management. The best part has been the great support offered by the University in every aspect, going from on-campus facilities to monthly job fairs to better understand the kind of career we want to pursue. This is often taken for granted in Italian universities.
Professional and amazing
Very well organized university. I have studied Financial management and I graduated with 108/110. The teachers are really good and professional. The university has all the facilities and the services are professional. I really enjoyed studying in a professional and international environment. Bocconi has played an important role in finding my actual job!
Great university which gives wonderful placement opportunities.
I really like Bocconi. What I appreciated the most was the high level of teaching and the opportunities given in terms of placement and networking connections. I strongly recommend this university if you want to pursue a great working career.
Beautiful community of students with lots of opportunities for in-campus activities. The university offers 8 residences near the campus, perfect for freshmen at the first year in Milan. Professors are very prepared and always ready to help students
An outstanding university
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