Robots vs Humans: The fight for supremacy

Posted on December 12, 2019Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency, Internet of Things, Payment solutions, Robo advisor   Leave a comment on Robots vs Humans: The fight for supremacy

There were times when we dreamed of seeing robots doing jobs for us. Little did we know that along with making life easier for us, robots will steal our jobs. Some might argue that companies should stay loyal to its employees the same way its employees were loyal to it. Companies don’t mind taking that path, but it comes at a huge cost of losing ground to competitors. Most of the sectors out there have companies competing for supremacy, and technological changes are their path to success.

In order to stay relevant in a particular market, it is important to adapt to changes that bring efficiency and productivity.

This is also the case in the world of finance. The recent years have seen some dramatic changes in the financial sector, where robots have taken over some routine jobs. If you think this is bad news for people putting in years of work for these jobs, think again. Technology is not slowing down, and  robots are going to keep replacing many job functions.

Today, the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not breaking news. These technologies have been implemented in the capital markets. The use of such algorithms has resulted in automation of jobs in the global financial landscape.

The threat faced by the human financial experts is not simply based upon the fact that robots are way more efficient in all terms as compared to humans. It is also a fact that these experts are not trained to work alongside AI technologies.

Global financial executives and managers are aware of the changes that have taken place and the changes that are set to follow. A lot of these analysts are ready to welcome the changes by getting trained and skilled in the techniques, so that they get a chance to work using AI technologies  and remain in the position. It is quite evident that panic is setting in among professionals and the only way is to adapt and overcome.

Financial market traders, analysts, and a few other professionals are very well aware about the current. Fintech has ensured that most banking and finance facilities are now available at the fingertips of customers. Earlier, what used to take hours of standing in a line at banks is now replaced by sitting comfortably on your couch and takes a few seconds of your day.

On one hand, you have the ease of operations such as transferring money through Fintech apps, trading stocks from your phone, paying for commodities through mobile paying apps, and tones of other functions.

Apps like PayTM, Zerodha, PayZapp, etc are some wonderful examples of technology replacing many human functions. These apps today allow us to transfer funds, accept payments, buy and sell shares, mutual funds and many other market securities – from the comfort of our homes. These were tasks which would otherwise take a long time – as it involved us going out to banks and the broker’s office!

On the other hand, people are losing jobs because their jobs have been replaced by machines. This is an opportunity for us to upskill and get competitive as an economy.

Conclusion

The only thing permanent in this world is change. Embrace it! The overhaul that is set to take place in the financial industry is going to be rapid, and 10 years down the line, we will be witnessing changes that we never thought of.

Changes are going to happen whether you like it or not. We, at BSE Institute Limited truly believe in change and helping future experts adapt to these changes. With our GFMP Edge FinTech Professional program, get ready to be part of a disruptive new field that will change the way we live. This is your chance to be an expert, and bag high paying jobs in finance! Change, before you are forced to change!

Is Data Science the right step for you?

Posted on November 7, 2019Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Data analytics, Digital currency, Executive Courses, General, Internet of Things, Robo advisor   Leave a comment on Is Data Science the right step for you?

Every day is a tech-fest. New technologies, new updates to existing technologies, and hefty increase in investments in research and development. Data Science is a completely new industry that uses many tools that help an MNC multiply its business with ease.

You may have come across terms like data science, data analytics, big data, predictive analytics, etc which will herald a completely new industry with high paying jobs and a secure career. This is definitely true, as big data is helping many businesses sell much more than what they were used to selling. There are companies that are hiring data analytics professionals, because this will increase their efficiency and save them billions of Dollars in wasteful expenditure!

Before you get too excited, let’s answer a few basic questions.

 

Is Data Science right for you?

A person who doesn’t enjoy his work will be tempted to try a different opportunity instantly. Moreover, a field like data science is paying quite well, due to a dearth of skilled talent.

Let’s settle this by saying, you’re not going to succeed in this field if you don’t have the aptitude for it. You need to have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and common logic for succeeding in this field.

 

Which skills does the industry need?

A Data Analytics division can be sub-divided into different categories.

  1. One of them is data analysis. It involves analyzing raw data, and ultimately getting actionable insights that can be used by the senior management for critical decision making.

A person who enjoys solving complex business issues is sure to succeed here.

  1. The next category is Business Analysis. Managers with business exposure and who regularly take business decisions are an ideal match for this. More data gives them a better picture and lets them act using information.

 

  1. The final category, which is definitely the most important one – is that of data scientists. They are the some of the best paid professionals in India and the World. Every Data Analyst and Business Analyst hopes to grow and attain this position. This requires certain standard of skill set, specialized training, and a statistical problem solving approach that matches this job. Having a few years of experience as an analyst is useful. Data Scientists are usually the ones designing key analytics models that help in understanding the industry, consumer markets and consumers themselves.

 

Entering the industry

Candidates who have practical experience are always preferred over the ones with academic knowledge. When it comes to academics, a candidates with a background in Mathematics, Engineering, and Statistics might have an edge over the rest. These are a few streams which skills which are useful for Data Analytics.

Where to start?

To get a better idea of what Data Analytics has, you could simply opt for one of the online courses on data analytics by bsevarsity.com. Along with that, assess yourself and gain skills that could help you be better to be industry ready.

Conclusion

We are part of a fast moving world, that demands everyone to be versatile. To keep you up with latest industry trends, BSE Institute Limited and IIT Madras offers a Business Analytics Program to nurture the budding data scientists.

Data is more valuable than gold!

Posted on September 16, 2019Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Data analytics, Digital currency, Executive Courses   Leave a comment on Data is more valuable than gold!

This is not an exaggeration, but the truth. With Data Scientist salaries touching Rs 22 Lakhs/ annum, it’s safe to say that this industry is now one of the highest paying in the world. Data Analytics, is now a solid division in any MNC – just like HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing; but maybe more important than some of them. The question is, are you in place to earn the big bucks?

What is Data Analytics?

According to investopedia.com, data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data in order to arrive at conclusions about market information.

It is used by companies that rely on data for arriving at decisions. Once data is extracted, these metrics are analyzed to find out patterns and insights which can be used to bring in changes and exploit the opportunities available to benefit a business.

Why has data become this important?

Data reveals certain unexpected trends and a completely new insight that could help your business exploit chinks in your competitor’s armour, market requirements or customer needs that you may have never heard of. This will directly impact your sales, revenue, market share and profits.

It could even find certain correlations between two data points which was previously hidden. Ex: A decrease in prices could actually result in a drop in sales in certain geographies.

This is why data is considered an asset and the most valuable resource. A business always tries to expand and find the hidden potential of a market, and analytics is the catalyst that can help it do so.

To sum it up, all you need to remember from a business point of view is that it can help you in –

  1. Competitive advantage
  2. Helps provide better customer service
  3. Increases profits
  4. Discover new markets
  5. Product development

The size of data in our hands and its usage around the world is beyond imagination. All you need to know is that the big names such as Amazon, Starbucks, Netflix, Coca Cola and a lot of other big names have gone forward with analytics and earned big!

Let’s take the example of Coca Cola.

In 2009, Coca Cola introduced mix and match machines that had 150 sparkling and still beverages in them. As a consumer you could blend the flavours of your liking and make your drink. These “freestyle” machines were backed with Artificial Intelligence which found the flavour which was in demand. There were 40,000 of these machines in the U.S which served over 14 million drinks per day!

After dispensing a lot of drinks, Coke got the answer they were looking for. Cherry was the flavour which had the highest demand and this led to the birth of Cherry Sprite and Cherry Zero. This was a major boost for a company which has been criticized for the usage of sugar in its cola drinks.

Coca Cola today uses its data for a variety of reasons. One of the most common things is mining data through social media handles and using it to create ads!

Conclusion

If you’re in business and you wish for a competitive edge over your rivals, look no further – data analytics is your answer. It is time you invested in it before its too late.

BSE Institute and IIT Madras offer you a Business Analytics Program.

Invest in what is already the biggest resource on this planet and be responsible for building the future.

It’s not data, it’s an ammunition!

Posted on August 7, 2019Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Data analytics   Leave a comment on It’s not data, it’s an ammunition!

 

Napoleon Bonaparte, the great French military general and statesman once said, “War is 90 percent information”. He said it in a different context back in the 18th century, but it is certainly relevant today in the world where trade and business mean war. With each business trying to get on top, a few bits of information might be the greatest ammunition you might need to get an edge over your competition.

The impact of not spending on data science and analytics can be catastrophic. A recent study found that, US businesses lose up to $600 billion annually due to poor data quality. Poor data gives poor insights and hence, they lose business to competitors.

The question isn’t, “does your business need data analytics?” instead its “how can my business get better data and insights?” Data analytics is today a critical business function like sales, marketing, finance and production.

Now, before we get into the benefits, let’s understand what exactly business analytics is.

It is the detailed study of data or information through statistical and operations analysis. This helps the businesses in taking certain critical decisions and make some strategic moves. Most importantly, business analytics operations help you find a pattern in every operation that you are analyzing, which helps you schedule your work process accordingly.

What are the benefits of Business Analytics?

There are many benefits to speak about, but we will stick to just the critical points:

  1. Increases revenues- The most basic motive of any business is to increase their revenues and well, business analytics will help you achieve this. Using the insights derived from analytics, a company can make quick changes which can attract more consumers and drive up sales.

Earlier the time taken to receive information from the market, from consumers, distributors and regional heads would take a few weeks at least. With the internet and smart hand held devices, that relay data real time, the insights team can get all the market data they need for analysis immediately. This can be crucial as any product that is not performing well can be pulled from the market and replaced with a high performing one. Instead of a drop in sales, the company will see a steady rise in sales, all because the analytics team relayed insights immediately.

  1. Decisive- There are various decisions in a business that will be crucial in the short and the long term. Making a decision will always be a dilemma, but business analytics makes the work easier for you. The statistical analysis will provide you with trends and help you make up your mind when it comes to quick decision making.

Netflix is a great example of a business that uses data analytics to give you quick suggestions on the next movie you should watch based on your previous choices.

  1. Competitiveness- The market is a game of fine margins. The quality of your data analysis could help you climb over your competitor and win the battle.

How do you think the likes of Starbucks remain at the top in their businesses? Even they use data analytics to personalize their services for customers using the Starbucks app. They collect data regarding the buying patterns of the customer and their preferences. This helps them give the customers a better and improved service.

Personalization isn’t the sole purpose. They even use the data to come out with new advertisements, new menus, offers and much more!

  1. Trend mapping- Data analysis allows analysts to predict the future demand for certain products and commodities. By observing the current demand, prices and other economic factors of earlier years, an analyst can predict the demand for a product in a year with similar climatic and economic conditions.

With such knowledge, a company can buy its raw materials before hand at a lower cost and have the finished products in the stores when they expect the consumers to demand it. This will allow a company to have its products on the shelves before its competitors, who may not have an idea of the expected demand.

A lot of the points mentioned above were unheard of 5-6 year back. However, today data allows people and organizations to be well prepared for tough competition. With data science and analytics any small firm can scale up rapidly by being present exactly at the places where consumers look for their products and selling the exact type or variant that their consumer wants. This can allow them to accumulate sufficient capital for growing their business.

Become a data science expert to help any organization grow by leaps and bounds in a short time. Join BSE Institute`s Certificate program in Business Analytics to begin your journey in this new emerging industry.

Successful investing is about the right Algo trading strategy

Posted on August 14, 2017Categories Algorithms, Short term programmes   Leave a comment on Successful investing is about the right Algo trading strategy

Algorithmic trading is an important aspect of day trading that most individual investors are unaware of. Algorithmic trading is the method used by major global banks and High Networth Individuals (HNI) for day trading. Having a very clear understanding of what you want out of the stock market is very very important. Algorithmic trading is now being used by millions of retail investors in developed markets across the World and is slowly becoming popular in India too.

Algorithmic trading is a trading system that utilizes advanced and complex mathematical models and formulas to make high-speed decisions and transactions in the financial markets. Basically an investor is using a software to trade in markets 24*7. He can set the rules for trading, buying and selling of stocks that are for offer on a bourse. What this means is you can have a certain strategy about investing in stocks on the basis of a strategy that you design – buy/ sell when the stock reaches a certain price. It also allows you to make quick financial analysis of stocks on the basis of the historical data available. This is useful in predicting the value of stocks not just for today, but for a few months to come.

One of the main benefits of Algo trading is that you can keep trading 24*7. It is practically impossible for us to be awake for 24 hours 7 days a week, but that is possible for the software. When one market closes, the software can shift its focus to another market in another time zone. This lets your money keep working for you 24*7. This is what most HNIs do. They ensure that they have someone looking over these investments in other time zones and this ensures that their money keeps multiplying always.

One needs to have a very good understanding of the industry or the stocks that he or she is investing in before they start using Algorithms. The reason is that the software operates much faster than an individual. One may search for information about it on the internet, but most blogs will confuse you more than enlighten you. The various trading strategies, agency Algo, etc. are concepts that need to be learnt from someone who has actually executed them. BSE Institute Ltd offers a 2 day course that allows participants to learn about every detail related to Algo trading.

Another advantage of Algo trading is that it does away with human emotions. A lot of times our emotions of greed and fear get in the way of sophisticated investing. While we may know that it may be good to invest in a stock, our fear may not let us take the right decision. The same may be applicable for the opposite. We may get too greedy and invest in a stock that may be cheap, but is not strong enough to grow. With a sound Algo trading strategy, the software follows exactly what you instruct it to. It cannot deviate from the fixed path and hence it helps your money stay a fixed profitable path. This again minimizes your losses from being emotional.

Algorithmic trading is usually used by High Frequency Traders (HFT), but now many Fintech companies are offering these services for retail investors. Some already manage over $8 Billion in funds. The main reason for most HNIs to shift to algo trading has been the freedom that it offers. It lets the software takeover and allows the investor to look at other investment opportunities. While this may be a fairly new function in India, it surely will be the most popular one as people hear about the success stories of different people. Those who are successful are always the ones who move fast and grab the first mover’s advantage. The question is whether you want to be the first mover or whether you want to read a story about a first mover?

Masters in FinTech is your path to a senior position right after college

Posted on July 23, 2017Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Corporate Finance, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency, Education, Entrepreneurship, Financial Markets, General   Leave a comment on Masters in FinTech is your path to a senior position right after college

A Million Dollar question that all of us are asked on our faces is, “What are your marks?”. The Billion Dollar question that people surely ask behind our backs is “How much does he/ she earn?” The answer to the first one does not impact us a lot as we may be pathetic students, but great employees. The second one is important as it is your first job that really determines the trajectory of your entire career. The reason is aptly outlined by the phrase well begun is half done. Your choices determine the kind of person you are and hence people will judge you for the college you choose, the course you study and the company you keep. This is why it is important to plan your future right to the “T”.

FinTech is the technology that manages mobile banking, digital wallets, digital banking, algorithmic trading and other online financial functions. Most of these were introduced by startups but now are being adopted by major global banks as these offer better and cheaper services to customers. Banks are able to build the infrastructure by pumping in money, but they are unable to hire the human resources required for managing the same. This is because the industry is fairly new and not a lot of people are trained in it. Due to a shortage in supply and a huge demand for these trained resources, skilled talent are getting hired at extremely high packages at senior positions. It pays to be at the right place at the right time and now is the right time for FinTech!

BIL offers a 2 year post graduate Masters in Financial Technology in affiliation with Mumbai University. The course curriculum is designed by experienced industry professionals who are sought after and highly respected in the BFSI industry. The course is designed specifically to ensure that students can perform all those functions a student with an MBA in Finance can perform. This includes operations and management of a business unit of a company. Students will have an additional expertise of handling financial technology like digital currencies, blockchains, algorithmic trading, etc.

The full time course is divided into 4 semesters, which consist of 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 get to train under some of the best industry professionals working at major financial institutions.

BIL is a 100% subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). It was established to train students and working professionals with the skills that are desperately needed by the BFSI industry, but are short in supply. BIL is located in the heart of the country’s financial capital and hence is able to identify those needs effectively. It offers multiple long term and short term courses for students and working professionals to get trained and seek better career opportunities.

The course curriculum is designed by experienced industry professionals who are sought after and highly respected in the BFSI industry. The course is designed specifically to ensure that students can perform all those functions a student with an MBA in Finance can perform. This includes operations and management of a business unit of a company. Students will have an additional expertise of handling financial technology like digital currencies, blockchains, algorithmic trading, etc.

Mumbai University is one of the oldest and the most prestigious Universities’ of India, which was established in 1857. The University has over 5.5 lakh students enrolled at any given point of time.It has the distinction of training and grooming some of the most distinguished personalities of the country from almost all walks of life. Adi Godrej, Anil Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Chanda Kocchar, etc. who are all well known and established names of the business World have Mumbai University as their Alma Mater.

All students who successfully complete the course shall be given placement assistance and will be awarded a degree by the University of Mumbai. Students can learn more by clicking here.

 

 

A Masters in Fintech makes you more valuable than an MBA (Finance)

Posted on July 20, 2017Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Corporate Finance, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency, Education, Entrepreneurship, Financial Markets   Leave a comment on A Masters in Fintech makes you more valuable than an MBA (Finance)

Yes you read that correctly! BSE Institute Ltd (BIL)&the University of Mumbai jointly offer a 2 years full time Masters in Financial Technology. The course is designed to teach students all the subjects that an MBA in Financial Markets would teach them and will also help them gain expertise in Financial Technology. FinTech or financial technology is a new concept that is getting traction all over the world. Payment banking, cryptocurrencies, algorithmic trading, net banking, etc are all examples of FinTech. Banks have been investing Billions of dollars annually to upgrade their infrastructure. Banks are able to build the systems easily, but are finding it difficult to employ skilled professionals who can handle this technology. It is for this reason that, people with knowledge about this industry are highly sought after and are offered Rs1 crore plus packages, sometimes right after college.

Students completing this course are highly sought after as they are taught by working industry professionals, who have at least a decade’s work experience in the industry. All faculties are actively involved in designing and teaching of the course. This is a huge advantage as they are all placed at senior positions in the industry and are sought after opinion makers, who are quoted regularly in the media.

The Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd is Asia’s first stock exchange with a 141 year history and is today the biggest and the fastest stock exchange in the World. BSE Institute Ltd is a 100% subsidiary of BSE that was founded to promote working executives and students who are interested in the BFSI industry. BIL aims to assist professionals and entrepreneurs who are committed to growing the industry, their organizations, colleagues, employees. BIL offers multiple courses for professionals to learn from. With the institute present in BSE, the heart of Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, it gives students a chance to observe the industry and its events from a point that other institutes are unable to offer.

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 offers many short term and long term courses for those interested in building their careers or growing in the BFSI sector.

The course consists of 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.

Mumbai University is most well-known educational institution that needs no introduction. It is one of the oldest and the most prestigious universities of India. It has over 5 lakh students studying some course with it at given point of time.

BIL has won multiple awards all over the World for the excellent skills and knowledge that students pick up while they study at BIL. Students successfully completing the course shall be given placement assistance and shall be placed at major financial institutions, global/ national banks, investment banks, Private Equities, etc. Students completing the course shall be awarded a degree by the University of Mumbai.

 

 

 

Be miles ahead of MBAs with a Masters in FinTech that gets you a management level job after completion

Posted on July 18, 2017Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Corporate Finance, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency   Leave a comment on Be miles ahead of MBAs with a Masters in FinTech that gets you a management level job after completion

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.

A Masters with BSE Institute gives you opportunities that MBAs (Finance) don’t have

Posted on July 14, 2017Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Corporate Finance, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency   Leave a comment on A Masters with BSE Institute gives you opportunities that MBAs (Finance) don’t have

Completing your MBA in Finance is said to be the easiest way to some of the best jobs in the World. Many people get international placements that pay them over $100,000 per annum and perks like a chauffeur driven car straight out of college. This results in a lot of people believing that this is the best path for better career prospects, but what they don’t realize is that just a handful of MBAs across the country get opportunities like these! The majority of the MBAs are not placed in glamorous jobs like these. It is always better to join an industry that is in its nascent stages, which shows good growth prospects and where the demand for professionals outstrips the supply.

Financial technology is one such industry that has been growing exponentially in the last few years. It’s less than a decade old and promises to disrupt the way banking and finance operate. It is because of this reason that banks all over the world are investing billions of dollars every year in this industry. The major challenge faced by multinational corporations in this case is the shortage of skilled talent who can actually manage business operations in this industry.

BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) is a 100% subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The institute is at the centre of the country’s financial capital and is best placed to help students get a close view of the way the industry works.It was started to provide industry relevant skills and knowledge to students and working professionals. The courses and their curriculum are designed in collaboration with the industry in order to groom professionals with skills that are in great demand.

The course is spread over 4 semesters and students completing the course shall be awarded a degree by the University of Mumbai. The major subjects of the course are Financial Technology, Blockchains, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Data Analytics, Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Markets – Equity, Debt, Derivatives, Commodity, Forex, Cryptocurrencies, Fundamental & Technical Analysis, Investment Banking, Private Equities, Fund Management, etc.

The course curriculum is taught by senior industry veterans who have decades of work experience in the BFSI sector. They are placed at senior positons, highly respected and sought after opinion makers of the industry. The curriculum is designed keeping the current requirements of the industry in mind. Students are taught using case studies which are designed on the basis of current business problems. The aim is to ensure students think and can take decisions like industry professionals can way before they enter the industry. Being knowledgeable and proactive is a skill that is highly appreciated in any industry.

BIL and the University of Mumbai jointly offer a 2 years Masters in Financial Technology. Students will also get to intern with a major financial organization during the summer. This will be a chance for students to use their learnt skills and knowledge on live projects at their organizations. This is also a chance for them to bag a pre placement offer.

Mumbai University founded in 1857 is one of the oldest University of India. It has over 5 lakh students studying under it at any point of time. Its alumni are some of the most well-known professionals of the industry and support the university in developing the courses and curriculum.

Mumbai University offers a Master’s 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.

 

 

Rise above MBA graduates with BSE Institute’s Masters in Financial Technology

Posted on July 14, 2017Categories Algorithms, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Corporate Finance, Cybersecurity, Data analytics, Digital currency, Education, Financial Markets   Leave a comment on Rise above MBA graduates with BSE Institute’s Masters in Financial Technology

One of the biggest reality checks that most MBA graduates get is after completing their education. Their inability to get a job that paid them better than their pre-MBA job is when reality sinks in. The fact is that there are too many colleges which offer an MBA that is not upto the requirements of the industry. This dilutes the values of the MBA and the student who has pursued it. Therefore, it is extremely important to choose a good college and a good course. Financial technology is in its nascent stages in the world, but it has still had a strong impact on financial markets and banking networks. The impact has been strong enough to make banks invest billions of dollars in this technology. The challenge here is banks are not able to hire the right kind of talent that they need for building this infrastructure. This is exactly why this industry promises to be a promising one for all aspiring finance professionals.

BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) was founded by BSE Ltd with the goal of bridging the gap between the skill set the industry expects from graduates/ students/ professionals and the courses that teach these skills. BIL offers multiple short term and long term courses for students and working professionals who are interested in building a career in the financial world. BIL has been guiding students and supporting the BFSI sector in this manner for the last decade. BIL courses are highly sought after as they are taught only by working professionals who are placed at senior positions in the industry.

BSE Institute Ltd (BIL) and Mumbai University jointly offer a 2 year Masters in Financial Technology. The course has been designed to give students a sound theoretical and practical understanding of the fintech and the overall financial world. The course concentrates on major financial theories and concepts a student is expected to know after his MBA/ Masters in Finance coupled with the contemporary way of doing business. Candidates will get to learn mainly from case studies that are built to help students start thinking like industry professionals. They will also get to intern with a major global financial institution, where they get to use the knowledge and skills that they have learnt by working on a live project. This is one sureshot way to close a pre-placement offer.

The course is consists of 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.

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.