UK-IQ progression paths opens up to you some of the most desirable jobs in each industry verticals. It also means, people can achieve skills related and non-related to a field of study through an appropriately charted pathway. We have attempted to provide some perspective regarding Information-Technology and Business & Management streams. Please contact our admissions team at admissions@uk-iq with your current achievements and future plans for further discussion.
SKILLS WORTH GAINING
Change being the universal constant, the world has & is witnessing a huge change in literally every aspect of human life these days. Therefore, it is important that one acquires and remains abreast of the global job market through appropriate learning, skills development, skills training, and certification that will keep up to date with the changes. Let us briefly touch base with skills that you need to stay on top of the global job opportunities, these pertains to the verticals covered under UK-IQ courses and you will find the below skills covered under them.
Skills needed by Organisational Leaders
Demand for IT skills are remarkably high worldwide and are likely to keep increasing. UK-IQ regulated qualifications give any student a great advantage over other people who have achieved non-regulated qualifications. As per our recent survey of data taken from top job boards, the top IT skills most desired by UK employers are reflected in the below pie-chart, with SQL topping the list.
Current IT Skills in Demand – UK
Other increasingly in-demand skills include the below, UK-IQ is currently working towards offering Accredited Courses for these
Future Accredited Courses in IT
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
Have you ever thought why a British / Western MBA should be more valuable in comparison to many other parts of the world? The below paragraphs might help you get closer to the understanding.
At UK-IQ, we have a special focus on Business Management Courses. As a topic it is very wide since BM has an impact on every aspect of business operation. The topics are basically formal, detailed, and systematic study of management theories & practices that helps ensure maximizing efficiency in running businesses. BM thus delves on several relationship of an organisation with various publics, both internal and external stakeholders such as Employer-vs-Employee, Shareholders-vs-Executive, Business-vs-Society, Government-vs-Business, key being management hierarchy viz. SeniorMgt-to-MiddleMgt-LineMgt-Supervisors-Workers, Organisation-vs-Trade, etc. BM also entails study of topics such as Quality-Standards, HSE standards, topics such as providing a sound legal and constitutional framework etc.
Coming back to understanding the skills needed by management professionals, one must first understand why and how the need developed, here is a brief history.
European Vs American systems
Until the early 19th century, manufacturing activity basically followed the craftsmanship model developed by the medieval European Craftsmen Guilds, these guilds created stringent inspection committees to ensure quality of production, each and every piece manufactured across Europe underwent quality checks for consistency & standards. Whereas the USA adopted Frederick W Taylor’s new management approach, whose theory was to ensure increasing of productivity without increasing the workforce. Taylor’s philosophy entailed factory planning by specialized engineers and through the hierarchy of craftsman-supervisors-inspectors-manages-general managers, enforcing the factory planning. This led to remarkable rise in productivity.
The World-Wars-Mil-Std-105, Batch & Samples
Then came the two world-wars in quick succession. WW2 especially created great demands on the production capacities. Unprecedented levels of war machinery were needed by the Allied forces to fight the Axis forces led by Germany and Japan – both of whom had mastered the art of massive production to sustain their war efforts. All these put a great demand for new management skills. Ensuring Quality & Consistency of produce was crucial to ensure that the guns, planes, tanks, ammunition, transport etc will perform in the actual war front. This huge demand made it impossible for 100% production to be checked individually for quality. There was an acute shortage of trained personnel – hence the quality inspectors created “Sample Checking” for every “Batch” of production. New set of skills came about to find smart samples that will reflect the total batch. Bell Laboratories played an important part in developing such sampling tables and published them as military standards (Mil-Std-105). This allowed the military contractors & suppliers to understand and ensure a common quality of produce irrespective of the location of production. Later in the century, these were standards protocols led to quick spread of industrialization across the globe to take benefit of lesser taxes, cheaper Labour etc. China became the global manufacturing hub for almost everything. There are several other management theories that came about and management graduates learnt & acquired new skills from Douglas McGregor’s X-&-Y theory about positive motivation in the workplace etc. Elton Mayo’s theory about people in the workplace, Hawthorne theory on Management Hawthorne-Effect. Henry Fayol’s – Administrative Management Theory involving Planning-Organizing-Commanding-Coordinating-Controlling. Mex Weber’s (Maximilian Karl Emil Weber)Bureaucratic theory on chain of command and the need for Standardization. UK-IQ learners should look for the above and much more in terms of learning.
Mex Weber’s Bureaucratic Theory
Japan – Deming & Juran.
Surprisingly, post WW2, Japan, which was totally decimated, rose up to present a totally new face that came to be knows as Japanese-Post-War-Economic-Miracle of 1950-60. The Japanese managers successfully learnt and adopted new skills from their post-war western allies, foreign companies, and quality experts. Two American Consultants could be credited a great deal for this, namely Deming and Juran. W. Edwards Deming had infact become frustrated with American managers after the war came to an end and statistical quality controls were terminated in the US to a great extent. Joseph M. Juran, a Romanian-American engineer & management consultant and a renowned statistician too, predicted that by early 70’s, the quality of Japanese goods would overtake the quality of American goods. This was proven and by the mid-1970s Japan’s revolutionary rate of quality improvement overtook American quality & set totally new standards for others to follow. Japan’s learning of new skills – implementing it to become global leaders – and then passing it on to others, is the finest recent example of learning that UK-IQ learners could follow.
COVID-19 & New Management Skills to Learn from UK-IQ Courses
UK-IQ learners have a lot to learn from the ensuing COVID-19 period. Since early 2020, this Global Pandemic has negatively impacted the whole world like never before in the past 100+ years. It is too early to even understand the full-effect of the Novel-Coronavirus-2019 on human bodies, and thus there are no guaranteed cure, although different countries have reported between 70%-96% or more percent of recovery. But fear and confusion still prevail across much of the world and governments are struggling to restart normal life & economic activities that has already robbed much of the world off Trillions of Pounds worth of lost opportunities and GDP. Management consultants are busy recommending theories to restart economies that have seen total to partial lockdowns, travel restrictions and strict social distancing norms etc. Until there is a 100% guaranteed and safe vaccine in sight – earliest 2-5 years or more, and even after one is available, huge logistical and production challenges remain to be solved. New theories, policies and principles need to be evolved that will ensure production, safe-delivery and ensure inoculation of 7.5+ billion population across the world before the globe can take respite and restart normal life. UK-IQ learners will get an opportunity to update their skills with the courses that we plan to introduce with COVID-19 learning updates and become successful Organizational Leaders in due course.
Industries that are hiring Organizational Leaders
The public sector, private sector, non-profits, academia, healthcare sector, logistics & supply chain, hospitality & tourism, retail, manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, banking and finance, MEP, all sectors are hiring qualified candidates having the right skills & certified & accredited qualifications, the list of industries include the below. Higher positions with Advanced Qualifications are possible and you target for the same from amongst Qualifi Recognized University Partners to land one of the roles. You can use UK-IQ provided Management Courses Pathways to directly get into the finals of Graduation / master’s degrees with the Universities.Industries hiring Leadership Degree Graduates