Announcing the Campus Skills Report 2022: Universities preparing students for digital jobs

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Announcing the Campus Skills Report 2022: Universities preparing students for digital jobs

University students today are graduating into a new labour market reshaped by automation and the pandemic that demands new skills. According to the ILO, the global youth employment rate fell by more than twice as much as the rate among adults in 2020. The changing skills landscape is creating workforce opportunities, with 149 million new digital jobs expected to be added to the global economy by 2025. However, employers and students alike feel there is a mismatch between the skills students are graduating with and the skills required in the workplace.

The Campus Skills Report 2022, published today, explores skill trends among student learners across the globe and identifies key steps that higher education institutions can take to better align with industry, improve student employability, and increase student enrollments.

Our skills trends analysis of students reveals the following insights:

The jobs of the future that students want, according to their major

  • The top jobs by student demand are a data scientist, data analyst, software engineer, machine learning engineer, and marketing specialist. For example, in India, roughly 18% of Coursera for Campus students surveyed want to be software engineers, while 15% want to be data scientists.
  • While students around the world have made some progress in obtaining baseline proficiency in job-relevant skills, the majority have yet to meet the target proficiency needed to transition into these jobs.
  • Business students express similar levels of interest in data analysis and financial analysis as they do in marketing and consulting. To build data fluency, they are seeking out computer programming and machine learning skills.
  • Social sciences students’ top job choices are researcher, data analyst, and economist. To complement their research skills, they are developing statistical programming and business marketing analysis skills.
The skills students are prioritizing to prepare for jobs in countries around the world 
  • To prepare for jobs in a fast-growing digital economy, students in India are seeking out foundational and emerging digital skills, from Cybersecurity AnalystData Engineer,  to Cybersecurity Analyst.
  • The majority of students in the Philippines are women: a trend that higher education leaders can seize to close gender-based skills gaps in STEM fields.
  • Students in Egypt gravitate towards technology skills like software architecture, software testing, and software engineering in preparation for launching their own ventures in the country’s growing startup scene.
  • To thrive in the face of rapid technological change, students in the United States are pairing technology skills with human skills, such as decision-making and change management.
  • A high number of students in Colombia are learning programming, software, and data analysis skills: a promising trend as the country prioritizes technology-driven endeavours.

At Mantissa College, we deliver academic programmes ranging from Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters in the fields of Business. In addition, we also offers Professional Diploma Qualification (Career Academy) is crafted to assist learners with hands-on learning and gain entry-level Professional Certificates from industry-leading companies such as Google, Meta, Intuit, and others.

Academic Programmes Offered

Doctor of Business Administration, 

Master of Business Administration,  

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, 

Diploma in Business Administration 


Professional Diploma (Career Academy)

Data Analytics,  

IT Support, 

Project Manager,

Book Keeping, 

Marketing Analyst, 

Social Media Marketing

Digital Marketing

Cybersecurity Analyst

UX Designer

Cybersecurity Analyst

Data Engineer

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