BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange. It has over a decade’s experience in designing and promoting industry relevant courses that are made to help students and working professionals to grow in the industry by teaching them relevant skills and imparting industry specific knowledge. BIL offers multiple long term and short term courses that are designed with inputs from the industry. BIL aims to be the bridge between the industry and academia in order to provide skilled talent that the industry badly needs. It uses it position at the centre of the financial capital of India to promote this and thus benefit the students.

BIL courses are recognized by universities in UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. This gives students the opportunity to visit these campuses under student exchange programs and the option of exploring options there.

BIL has tied up with the University of Mumbai to offer a Masters in Financial Technology. The 2 year full time course is divided into 4 semesters. Students applying for this course have to be graduates and need to clear a written test, a group discussion and a personal interview. All students who successfully complete the course shall awarded a degree by the University of Mumbai.

The course has been designed to give students interested in pursuing a career in Finance. With MBAs becoming a very common qualification that does not necessarily offer good job prospects, it has become very important for students to wisely choose their college and course. The course is designed to teach students all that an MBA (Finance) would learn, along with a specialization in Financial Technology. FinTech is the technology that offers to change the way the banking, finance, investing, etc. industries operate. With the advent of mobile technology, algorithmic trading and robo advisory services, banks have seen their customers flock to startups that offer better services at a fraction of the cost.

In order to beat this, banks are investing billions of Dollars in FinTech. Most of the funds are invested in building the systems and networks needed to run this technology. However, the challenge lies in recruiting skilled professionals who can run and operate this technology. There is a huge demand for skilled professionals who can run this tech, thus making it highly lucrative for people joining this industry. Due to the nascent nature of the industry, many people are easily able to emigrate to other countries.

The course 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.

The curriculum is taught with business case studies, simulations and live industry examples that gives students an idea of what they can expect in the industry. This gives students the opportunity to pick up industry relevant skills and knowledge that lets them hit the ground running from day one. The knowledge learnt is not theoretical, but practical. Students will also be a part of an industry internship which gives them a chance to test their knowledge and a chance to impress the institution and obtain a Pre-Placement-Offer (PPO).

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 prestigious 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 degree on successful completion of the course. Students will be provided with placement assistance at the end of the course. Click here to know more about the course.

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