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New post 03 Nov 2017, 21:18
Dears,

A small question...what will be relevance of MBA degree in operations mgmt after 2030.

I was well motivated to study GMAT last year but after reading many articles on AI, automation and other technological advances, I am in dilemma about relevance of positions such as energy consultant, strategy consulting, operations manager, supply chain management and business development manager after 2025, 2030 and beyond. My profile is: 9+ years experience in oil&gas/thermal power sector.

As technology is advancing so fast, I know it is hard to predict. I even went through Deloitte's and PwC presentation about work force 2030. These presentations ask one common question to think on "how we can be part of future automated world".

Please let me know your thoughts on this topic.


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I don't think you can automate consultant or analyst roles. I have a similar profile as that of yours and I am starting my MBA come January. I have worked in the Petrochemicals industry in different capacities for over 9 yrs (not including an 1 year stint in IT). You can automate the operations process and this is true more than anywhere else in the O&G or Chemicals industry. But how can one improve the supply chain or operations efficiency without applying the human mind? AI hasn't evolved to that level and 2030 is a long time from now to predict how much would AI evolve(and even if it does evolve to that level, it will make a more prosperous society....or become Skynet. either way jobs won't be the biggest concern at that point). Automation and AI are different. Automation is something that affects blue-collar professions. I think your concerns are totally misplaced.

Edit: Just wanted to add, if anything, a post-MBA career is more insulated from automation than the role of, say an operations engineer. If you are concerned about your relevance in the job-market do an MBA.

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New post 05 Nov 2017, 23:55
alphavictor86 wrote:
I don't think you can automate consultant or analyst roles. I have a similar profile as that of yours and I am starting my MBA come January. I have worked in the Petrochemicals industry in different capacities for over 9 yrs (not including an 1 year stint in IT). You can automate the operations process and this is true more than anywhere else in the O&G or Chemicals industry. But how can one improve the supply chain or operations efficiency without applying the human mind? AI hasn't evolved to that level and 2030 is a long time from now to predict how much would AI evolve(and even if it does evolve to that level, it will make a more prosperous society....or become Skynet. either way jobs won't be the biggest concern at that point). Automation and AI are different. Automation is something that affects blue-collar professions. I think your concerns are totally misplaced.

Edit: Just wanted to add, if anything, a post-MBA career is more insulated from automation than the role of, say an operations engineer. If you are concerned about your relevance in the job-market do an MBA.

Thanks for your opinion! I will also like to share an article on how blue collar jobs are geting affected.
https://futurism.com/new-chart-proves-a ... us-threat/

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New post 06 Nov 2017, 05:47
Thank you for the article. Everything mentioned there only reinforces the contention that it is the blue-collar and the technical employees who will be affected the most. I see an impending downsizing in my own industry and company, albeit for a different reason and not entirely because of automation. Falling oil prices is contributing a lot too (I'd say that is the primary factor). OTOH, automation hasn't been that big in India yet. When I was working in India 6 yrs ago, capex and labor laws were the primary factors that impeded the introduction of automation. From what I see in discussion with my former coworkers, it still remains the same (although I don't know how big players like Reliance are looking at it, govt. behemoths like ONGC won't automate anytime soon, lest they face the wrath of the unions).

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