Students often feel that on completing their education with a specialization in one, it is quite enough for them to rest on their laurels. Actually, the exact opposite is true! The one thing that any well placed professional will tell a student is to be an expert of not just one, but atleast two trades. The pace at which the world is changing, students need to be conversant in understanding finance and technology. The one thing that keeps getting upgraded every couple of years is technology. Finance is one sector that is important in every industry and has a huge impact everywhere.
The Bombay Stock Exchange is Asia’s oldest and the World’s largest and the fastest stock exchange. BSE saw an opportunity to help grow and strengthen the existing community of finance professionals. With an aim to help students and professionals learn and grow in their professional lives, BSE founded BSE Institute (BIL), a 100% subsidiary of BSE. BIL offers multiple courses in the field of Banking, Finance, Insurance and Capital Markets.
In order to address the situation mentioned in the introduction, BIL offers a Masters in Financial Technology with the University of Mumbai. It is a 2 year course that is divided into 4 semesters. The course aims to help students specialize in all subjects that are taught in an MBA Finance course and subjects that are important to understand the FinTech industry. Students will be able to read and make sound financial decisions on the basis of financial statements and reports that they get. They will also be competent in managing and operating FinTech businesses and its operations.
The course consists of subjects like Financial Accounts, Effective Business Communication, Reading Financial Statements and Reports, Business Statistics, Data Analysis, Data Science, Economics, Principles of Management, Fintech applications, Fintech innovations, Digital Currencies, Sales & Marketing of Financial & Insurance Products, Business Law, Business Research, Leadership Development, Portfolio Management, Derivatives, Financial Modelling, Investment Banking, Algorithmic Trading, Commodity Markets, Forex Markets, SME Finance and a Summer Internship. The summer internship is a chance for students to understand the inner workings of the industry and to get placed before campus placements.
Mumbai University is the oldest and the most prestigious University of India. The University has a glorious record of training and grooming students who go on to become doyens of the industry of their choice. The University has its students as the leading lights of many important companies of India and the World. The University is able to use this to its advantage as it is able to fall back on its alumni network to develop its curriculum and to place its students.
The curriculum is designed by the faculties who have atleast a decade of work experience in the BFSI sector. All faculties are working professionals who are placed at senior positions in the industry. The faculties teach using a blended teaching approach that promotes an interactive method of teaching which helps students develop a curious and a analytical bent of mind that is necessary for the BFSI industry.
All students completing the course will be awarded a degree by the Mumbai University and shall be given placement assistance. Students can learn more about the course by clicking here.