Metaverse, Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence

Business schools around the world are gearing up to find future business leaders ready to take on the new trends and challenges that 21st century business brings.

As companies move towards digital transformation, strive to achieve sustainable goals and take advantage of new technologies, the demand for graduates equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and skills is skyrocketing.

We are seeing a growing number of innovative new masters spanning booming sectors like space and artificial intelligence (AI). In January, we published our list of five exciting new masters in business for 2022.

Now in the middle of the year, we’re back with another roundup of the hottest new master’s degrees available, covering everything from metaverse to blockchain and digital assets.

1. The Professional Master in Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship & Technology (SET)


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WU Executive Academy

Applications are now open

The global e-learning market has grown rapidly since the onset 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 company Tomorrow’s Education to launch a Masters in the Metaverse.

The Professional Master in SET is designed specifically for distance learning, with students immersing themselves in the campus and program through an online application. Not only is course delivery state-of-the-art, but faculty focus on key trends by teaching students about sustainable business, while helping them develop key entrepreneurial and technology skills.

The Metaverse campus stimulates a hands-on and collaborative learning experience, as students can network and meet with lecturers and professors as and when needed. Courses vary widely by business theme, from systems thinking for sustainability, to finance for entrepreneurs, to ethics and the economics of AI.

At the end of the program, students develop and bring to life a concrete business proposal or within a business lab.

2. Master in Blockchain and Digital Assets


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Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Closing of applications in September 2022

If you are looking to enter Industry 4.0, working with cryptocurrencies and NFTs, blockchain is something you need to know. Blockchain is driving the digital revolution in the financial industry and the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management aims to ensure that business leaders keep pace.

The Master in Blockchain and Digital Assets uses a hybrid model to explore cutting-edge topics in courses such as crypto asset markets, blockchain coding, and decentralized finance.

Putting their theoretical knowledge to the test, students participate in hands-on AI workshops, participate in hackathons, and create 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 the programming language using Solidity and Python.

During the last semester of the program, students have the option of traveling to Zurich or Lisbon to immerse themselves in a blockchain hub.

3. Master in Transformative Sustainability


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Bocconi University

Applications close July 2022

It is imperative today that companies incorporate sustainable practices into their strategy, especially after this year’s COP26 conference set targets to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5°C. Failure to do so also risks hurting 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 equip students with the skills and expertise needed to move companies towards sustainable management and implement environmental criteria , social and governance (ESG) into business decisions.

The two-year program is spread over the two campuses in Italy. Students can study a wide range of electives such as 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, graduates of the Masters in Transformative Sustainability could land emerging roles as sustainability specialists, sustainability analysts, or even start their own sustainable entrepreneurial ventures.

4. Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence


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ESMT Berlin

Applications open November 2022

As the business world becomes increasingly data-driven, employers are looking for graduates who know how to meet technological challenges. By 2025, experts predict that 97 million new jobs will emerge thanks to the focus on analytics and AI.

ESMT Berlin’s Master in Analytics and Artificial Intelligence prepares graduates for such roles, including AI and machine learning specialists, digital transformation specialists, and big data specialists.

The two-year program is aimed at graduates with up to 18 months of work experience and a solid understanding of technology, coding, and quantitative topics.

The analytics-rich curriculum covers a wide range of topics in courses such as 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 company, and undertaking an optional portfolio management project alongside their degree.

Whether your goal is to make a difference in the world by driving lasting change, to revolutionize the financial sector, or to change business through AI, there is a wide range of specialized masters in business that can prepare you.

Enroll in one of these innovative new masters to find your place in the exciting new world of business.

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