If of interest, you'll need to be quick to start the course in 2023. Candidates can apply online until July 9, for classes commencing from July 31, 2023.
Flexible study options of the FinTech and Cybersecurity Online MBA
The FinTech and Cybersecurity Online MBA program offers a flexible completion time, allowing students to choose between an accelerated or slower pace of study. The coursework follows an application-based teaching approach, utilizing case studies and real-world examples to enhance practical understanding.
While the program is primarily delivered online, students can gain an in-campus experience by participating in activities that facilitate interactions with classmates and professors. This blend of online and in-person components seeks to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience for the students enrolled in the MBA program.
Explaining the aims of the course, Dr Deepak Kumar Saxena, assistant professor, School of Management & Entrepreneurship, said: "The objectives of this program are two-fold. One, to equip students with knowledge and skills in the field of Fintech-based business management. Second, to impart actionable knowledge on issues surrounding the impact of cyber security and related risks to businesses and governments. While the students will be suitable to take jobs in the field of management and fintech in particular, the objective of the program is also to prepare them for managerial and analytics roles in the cybersecurity domain.
"Students who graduate with a degree in fintech and cybersecurity can pursue careers in investment banking systems development, corporate treasury management, corporate financial analytics, or financial consulting for digital transformation, and cybersecurity in corporations," he added.
What will the Online MBA in FinTech and Cybersecurity curriculum cover?
The Online MBA program offered by IIT Jodhpur will cover a range of topics, including:
Managerial economics: Understanding economic principles and their application in managerial decision-making.
Statistics for management: Learning statistical tools and techniques used in business analytics and decision-making.
Managing digital enterprises: Exploring the management strategies and challenges associated with digital businesses.
Machine learning applications for business: Understanding the application of machine learning techniques in business processes and decision-making.
Trends in FinTech: Studying the latest trends and developments in the field of financial technology, including innovations and disruptions in the industry.
Digital payment systems: Examining the various digital payment systems and their impact on financial transactions and businesses.
The macroeconomic environment of business: Analyzing the macroeconomic factors and their influence on business operations and strategies.
Introduction to information security: Gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of information security and its importance in the context of cybersecurity.
To be eligible for admission to the MBA in FinTech and Cybersecurity, Indian candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree of a minimum 4-year duration in engineering or technology awarded by any approved university.
- A minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (of all the years/semesters) or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scale or equivalent in the qualifying degree. A relaxation of 5% in marks (i.e. minimum of 55%) or equivalent in CGPA (i.e. minimum 5.50 on a 10-point scale) for the SC/ST/PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates.
- M. Tech graduates with first-class or 6/10 CGPA (5.5 for SC/ST/PwD) are also eligible.
For international applicants
Degree graduates (or those holding a professional qualification equivalent to a university degree recognized by the UGC) in engineering or technology should apply. They need a first-class or 60% grade in their degree, which should have been awarded by a recognized and reputable university.
All candidates should also be full-time employees and should have a minimum of 2 years of experience while applying to the program. The experience should be in a relevant industry.
Sangeeta Sahney, the head of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship at IIT Jodhpur, emphasized the importance of the Fintech and Cybersecurity MBA program:
“Given the complexity of the financial market infrastructure, there are significant threats to the financial markets that stem from cyber vulnerabilities. We at SME, are proud and happy to launch the MBA in FinTech and Cybersecurity. An MBA from an IIT is even more perfect because of the transdisciplinary nature that the ecosystem provides and the networks that students can build for themselves,” he said.