In the early 2000s, technology was written off due to the dot com bust. It was supposed to be a bubble that burst and it did not show any major signs of revival for quite some time despite the industry’s strong underlying fundamentals. Today, in 2017, we cannot imagine one industry which has not been impacted by technology. Everything right from food, shopping, logistics, B2B services, automobiles, retail and Governance have been impacted by technology and banking/ finance is no exception. Finance has gone a step ahead with digital currencies, blockchains and algorithmic trading. This has made it extremely important for all Finance professionals and students to stay up to date with the various tech upgrades and trends.
Financial Technology has developed in a major way and is changing the way banking and finance is done. With technology changing the World, having a firm grip on it has become necessary. BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) and Mumbai University jointly offer a 2 year Masters in Financial Technology. This course is most suitable for all those who are interested in global finance and the technology that is changing the way we do business.
It is a full time 2 year course with 4 semesters. The course is taught by industry professionals who have at least a decade’s experience in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industries. The course is taught using a blended teaching technique that involves teaching using case studies, presentations, group discussions and interactive sessions to ensure the all round participation of every student. The case studies are based on recent industry examples and business problems that allows students to think like industry professionals. This ensures that students can make meaningful contributions during their internships and can hit the ground running when they start working.
The curriculum is designed around subjects like 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 also have a 2 month summer internship where students can display their skill and hope to bag a pre placement offer.
The BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) was started by the Bombay Stock exchange to impart the best knowledge to students interested in studying the financial markets. BIL aims to train, groom and support students, professionals and startups which aim to disrupt and make a mark of their own in the industry. BIL offers multiple long and short term courses for the same.
Mumbai University was founded in 1857 and has over 5 lakh students on its rolls at any point of time. It is one of the oldest, largest and the most prestigoius learning institutions of India. Due to its illustrious legacy, it counts on its millions of alumni, many of whom lead illustrious organizations and industries, for designing its curriculum and guiding students.
Mumbai University offers a Masters degree after completing the 2 year course in Financial Technology. Click here to know more about the course.