IIT Kanpur launches 5 new eMasters Degree programmes in Economics, Fintech and Business Analytics


  • The application deadline for the five new courses is December 4, 2022

Kanpur, November 19, 2022: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has launched five new eMasters Degree Programmes in Economics, Fintech and Business Analytics. The programmes have been devised keeping in mind India’s rapid acceleration as one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world. As India ranks 5th in terms of GDP, the country’s economic landscape is undergoing a massive change driven by FDIs. These five courses will prepare working professionals to contribute to India’s holistic growth fueled by rapid economic reforms.

The intervention of data analytics and financial technology has opened millions of job opportunities for professionals thoroughly skilled in business analytics, big data, IoT, and new-age banking technologies. As per reports, Data Science alone is set to create 12 million job opportunities by 2026. As of today, the finance sector in India has more than 40,000 jobs available for professionals with 10+ years of experience trained in futuristic skills. Similarly, fintech startups have multiplied three times in 2021 and are expected to reach $215 billion by 2030, as per reports.

To meet this upcoming talent gap and navigate the big changes towards advancement, India requires a highly skilled workforce in all these fields. Addressing the need of the hour, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has launched 5 new eMasters programme - eMasters in Economics and Finance in Business; Economics, Finance & Data Analysis; and Economics, Finance, and Public Policy; Data Science and Business Analytics; and Financial Technology and Management.

The eMasters Degree Program in Economics and Finance in Business will equip professionals with a practical understanding of financial concepts, economic tools, and pricing mechanisms with a core emphasis on business finance. The eMasters Degree Programme in Economics, Finance and Data Analytics will help professionals deepen their understanding of economics and finance with strong exposure to quantitative economics and data analysis. The Economics, Finance, and Public Policy Programme will help professionals build relevant knowledge and capabilities integral to dynamic policy planning and implementation process. These three eMasters degree programmes are being offered by the Department of Economic Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

The eMasters Degree Program in Data Science and Business Analytics will offer professionals an in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge data science tools for business analytics. The Financial Technology and Management Programme will impart theoretical and practical capabilities among professionals, enabling them to navigate the financial revolution, make strategic decisions, and drive the firm's growth. These two eMasters Degree Programme are being offered by the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering.

The executive-friendly eMasters degree programmes do not require a GATE score for applying and can be pursued without pausing professional careers. The flexibility of completion between 1-3 years is an added bonus of these unique programme.

These industry relevant programme are offered in a high-impact format with weekend-only live interactive classes coupled with self-paced learning. The 60-credit, 12-module industry-focused real-world curriculums are taught by world-class faculty and researchers from IIT Kanpur. These also offer a credits transfer facility where a waiver of up to 60 credits can be transferred for higher education (M.Tech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur. Participants of these eMasters degree programmes get access to the IIT Kanpur placement cell, incubation cell, and alumni network, making it a rich career advancement and networking experience. As a part of the immersive learning experience, participants get to visit the IIT Kanpur campus to meet the eminent faculty and network with experienced professionals.

Professionals opting for these programme will gain multidimensional expertise to overcome challenges required to shape the future of the country. Unlike most other diploma or professional courses, the eMasters degree program at IIT Kanpur also gives formal Senate-approved degrees at the convocation. Applications deadline for the January 2023 intake for all these programme is 4th Dec 2022.To know more about the programme and apply, click here: https://emasters.iitk.ac.in/.

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Offered by Department of Economic Sciences




Offered by IME department of IITK



About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programme in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with 527 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.

For more information, visit www.iitk.ac.in.



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