Having an MBA in finance is something that everyone agrees is the best way to a good well paying career. The question is, do we wish to stop at that, or be open to better opportunities? If you believe in the latter, then a Masters in Financial Tech is the course for you. Technology has disrupted every industry & aspect of the modern world. Shopping, healthcare, education and BFSI is no different.
With the advent of digital banks, payment gateways, cryptocurrencies, etc. banking has become super easy and threatens to take the financial power out of the hands of traditional banks and financial institutions. In order to stay up to date, banks have been investing billions of Dollars in fintech. While it has been easy for them to set up the systems, it has been very tough to build a team or an organization of people who can handle these systems. The reason being that such professionals are not available in the numbers that the industry needs. Fintech professionals are able to command handsome salaries because of this.
BIL and Mumbai University, now jointly offer a 2 year full time Masters in Financial Technology. The course is divided into 4 semesters and is open for all students who have completed their graduation. The course has been designed to make students competent in not just financial technology, but also in the subjects that an MBA (Finance) would be proficient in. In short students will be able to manage fintech business divisions on their own and be able to understand the tech that runs it. Students will have to clear a written test and a GD PI round to secure admissions.
Student will be taught by working industry professionals who have at least a decade of work experience under their belt and are highly sought after finance professionals. They are opinion makers who are regularly quoted in media and are placed at senior echleons of the BFSI sector. Students are taught using case studies, group discussions, presentations that are developed on the basis of recent business problems. This promotes an interactive atmosphere in classrooms and builds a proactive nature and a critical thinking ability, both of which are very important for the BFSI industry.
The main subjects of the course are Financial Accounting, Business Statistics, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Principles of Financial Management, Peer to Peer networks, Blockchains, Digital currencies, Insuretech, Derivatives, Fund Management, Robo Advisors, Algorithmic Trading, Banking Technology & Operations, Cybersecurity applications and entrepreneurship management. Students will get to train under some of the best industry professionals working at major financial institutions.
BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd (BSE) offers a variety of courses related to Financial Markets and the BFSI sector. Through BIL, BSE aims to promote learning and development in the field of Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI). It aims to be the platform of choice for working executives, the industry and students to gain the appropriate knowledge and skills for them to identify market opportunities and grow. It has the distinct advantage of being at the centre of the Indian subcontinent’s financial capital and thus take advantage of its position to support the industry and the community at large.
BIL offers multiple short term & long term courses for students who wish to build their careers in the BFSI sector. Its courses are recognized internationally in Canada, UK, Germany, Australia & New Zealand. It has won multiple accolades and has been cited in the various media publications for the outstanding training and education provided to students.
Mumbai University was founded in 1857 and has over 5 lakh students on its rolls at any point of time during an academic year. It is one of the oldest, largest and the most prestigious learning institutions of India. Due to its illustrious legacy, it counts on its alumni, many of whom lead illustrious organizations and industries, for designing its curriculum and providing guidance to its students.
Mumbai University offers a Masters degree to students who successfully complete the 2 year course in Financial Technology. Students will also be given placement assistance on completing the course. You can click here to know more about the course.