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The Rise of the Multidisciplinary Management Degree

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As people and companies become more interconnected, there’s a growing demand for a new generation of managers who can think outside the box, be adaptive and have a cross-cultural understanding of management practices around the world.

Cue the multidisciplinary management degree. A degree which offers the opportunity to not just study business management practices in isolation, but a degree which allows you to consider the sociology and psychology behind business, ensuring a wider understanding of business and why certain decisions should or shouldn’t be made.

What do you study in a multidisciplinary management degree?

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Management is more than about managing people, resources, budgets and operations. The Bachelor in Management (BSc) at ESCP Business School is specifically designed to teach students about the complexities of management and what it takes to work in a globalized environment.

We spoke to Professor Fabrizio Zerbini, Associate Dean of the Bachelor in Management (BSc) at ESCP Business School to find out more. 

What makes studying a multidisciplinary degree worthwhile?

As we’ve already mentioned, the demands of our increasingly globalized world and highly interconnected business and management system requires the next generation of managers to be equipped with the specialist skillset and knowledge required to deal with such challenges and opportunities that rise as a result.

But how can a management degree do that?

“Our ambition at ESCP is to educate future business leaders in taking meaningful choices and have impact for a better society,” explained Professor Zerbini.

Integrated disciplines are pushing the boundaries within higher education as a narrow and intensive focus on one specific subject is no longer enough in an increasingly globalized and digitalized world – something which Professor Zerbini considers critical.

“Inspiring leaders need to go beyond having a technical background and develop a deep sensitivity on how people and societies evolve. That’s why Bachelor in Management (BSc) students can study psychology, sociology, and cross-cultural management.

“Not least, strong leaders cannot conduct others without well-developed self-consciousness. And we do train them about themselves, teaching them subjects such as personal development, learning or public speaking. 

“Languages are the last, key ingredient of this recipe. Our students travel, study and live across multiple countries. They cannot fully experience and understand those countries without learning about their cultures and habits. And language is the key medium to achieve such a multicultural experience,” he added.

And what about career prospects?

There’s no doubt management graduates are well sought-after by businesses, thanks to their arsenal of experience, knowledge and skillset – as Professor Zerbini explained: “Bachelor in Management (BSc) students are trained to become skilled in assessing managerial problems and taking meaningful decisions. They gather sound analytical skills in quantitative subjects like maths, stats and economics. 

“They learn key principles in computer science, and obviously develop expertise across management disciplines like finance, marketing, and business analysis and strategy. 

“They also appraise ethical values in the assessment of business problems and understand the importance of maintaining a sound code of conduct,” he added.

For anyone who aspires to work in an international setting – experience is also key. A lot of value is placed on individuals who are able to demonstrate a global perspective which has been developed through internships, exchange programs, case studies and more.

“It’s not only about a dynamic and rich experience. It’s about learning how to adapt and change every single day, and about gaining open-minded posture and flexible attitude towards professional and private life,” Professor Zerbini said.

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Written by Stephanie Lukins
As the sponsored content writer for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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