UAE ranks second globally for overall business skills

SourceEmirates Business

According to Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021, the UAE ranks first in the Mena region and second globally in overall business skills, only after Luxemburg. This year’s study draws on performance data since the pandemic’s onset from more than 77 million learners on the platform to benchmark skills proficiency across business, technology, and data science for over 100 countries. Communication, entrepreneurship, leadership and management, and strategy and operations are areas where UAE learners have placed within the top 97 percentile or higher in business skills.

These proficiencies are fundamental to accurately interpret and respond to the opportunities and challenges that determine an organisation’s success. While UAE’s overall business skills proficiency ranks near the top of the list globally, technology and data science skills represent areas for continued growth. With the UAE government’s prioritisation of digital transformation as a driver of national development and economic advancement, the Global Skills Report highlights a significant opportunity for UAE professionals to upskill more...