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Higher education, including MBAs, will undergo a “rebalancing” to meet the needs of a market fundamentally changed by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Regent Business School MD Ahmed Shaikh.

Many employers who previously put the education emphasis on degrees and certificated qualifications will in future be more interested in skills development. They will want employees with practical knowledge, rather than the academic kind. “They will support skills-and standards-based programmes,” he says. “Skills will be more valuable than credentials and qualifications.”..

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