New Delhi: A study conducted by Pearson India reveals that Supply Chain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics followed by Digital Marketing and General Management are the top five and most preferred professional programs for 2018.
Pearson India, the world’s learning company, unveiled findings of its recent study for top 5 professional programs matching the specific industry needs for 2018 in India on Tuesday.
The study revealed top preferred professional programs that can help learners towards upgrading and enhancing the skills to meet industry requirements.
“The professional programs will help learners gain industry specific-knowledge and develop ideas to resolve the prevailing / future challenges", Varun Dhamija, Vice President Pearson Professional Programs (PPP) said.
As per the study findings, the list of top 5 preferred professional programs that will play a positive role for working professionals in 2018 are:
1. Supply Chain Management
The environment for companies has changed a lot with a better regulatory environment - with the clearance of GST- and a greater demand of faster reach of products across the country, with the acceleration of ecommerce.
"There is thus a strong demand for a new age Supply Chain Professionals. The specific skills in demand are Analytics, Design, Technology, Dynamics and end-to-end Supply Chain Management", the study shows.
"There are opportunities both for existing supply chain professionals to upgrade themselves and new professionals to enter the field", it shows.
2. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the top trending technology right now and is making its presence and importance felt across the globe.
In India, the top job demand for AI are in Bangalore (34% of the jobs), Delhi/NCR (18% of the jobs), followed by Mumbai and Pune (16% of the jobs).
"There is wider demand for professionals who can work on the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning side. On the niche side professionals who can apply AI and ML skills to robots and on the animation side are in demand too", the study reveals.
While robotics is a new field, it that has gained popularity as a career choice, especially among engineering students. The industry has gathered pace after the advancement in Information Technology and computer industry.
"With the 9% of average yearly growth of the robotics industry, the career opportunities for trained robotics professionals is expected to rise. The interesting modules of the course will provide a platform to solve fundamental problems by applying mathematical concepts and design smarter robots", the finding shows.
"Demand for Robotics is more widespread across India with Bangalore having 16% of the jobs, Chennai at 7%, Hyderabad and Secunderabad at 6%. Delhi/NCR at 12% and Mumbai/Pune at 10% are the other big cities of demand for Robotics", it shows.
4. Digital Marketing
Corporates are now embracing the digital change and have started to explore the new and exciting mode of communication with customers that involves Digital Marketing.
Cting a study conducted by Bullhorn, 64% of recruiters have reported a shortage of skilled candidates for available marketing roles, Pearson India says, "Today the professionals need to be well acquainted with the changes shaping the business environment and opt for training that prepares them for this scenario.
"The digital marketing course will equip the participants with the relevant skills that the industry now needs such as new techniques in market research, metrics to gauge and guide ongoing customer-centric efforts and leverage the power of social media", it shows.
5. General Management
In an era of continuous changes, professionals need to equip themselves with new skills and resources needed to manage their enterprises. General Management is an academic program that allows professionals to keep their skills sharp and learn about new trends and technologies in their given industries.
"Professionals who aim to prepare for a general management role and wish to understand the recent developments in business models, management theory and practices should opt for this program", the study reveals.
Pearson Professional Programs offer custom learning opportunities that focus on blended and applied learning. The programs are learner-centric, scalable, cost-effective and most important aligned with learner’s career goals.
Pearson partners with leading universities, faculty and content providers from around the world to curate content that supports organizations and individuals to address their diverse learning needs.
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