Fintech (Financial Technology) is an ecosystem supported by disruptive technology used to make banking and financial services more accessible, faster, cost and time effective, and easy to perform and consume. A recent report on the Future of Fintech and Banking by consulting firm Accenture estimates that global Fintech investment has tripled since 2008, and will rise to $500 billion before the decade ends. Fintech is not only going to be an enabler but also the driving engine of the future. 

SP JAIN'S 9-MONTH WEEKEND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM IN FINTECH — the first-of-its-kind in Asia  offers a unique learning experience that will enable professionals to witness the pervasiveness of technology in mainstream platforms. It offers a great opportunity to ride the Fintech wave, gain insights and competencies at the intersection of Finance and Technology, discover innovations that are pushing boundaries, and explore highly rewarding careers in one of the most promising fields of today. We are pleased to announce strategic partnership with Rubique for the Fintech program. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT ACCREDITED BY TEQSA, ASQA OR ANY REGULATORY BODY IN INDIA OR OVERSEAS.

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FINTECH FACTS:
  • In 2016, Fintech companies around the world raised a total of ~$36 billion in financing
  • India among the top 3 countries in the world (second to the US) with the highest number of Fintech start-ups
  • Over 1500 funding deals in 2016 from over 1700 unique investors
  • Emergence of more than 12,000 start-ups and global investment of USD 19 billion in 2015 in the Fintech space
  • Global Fintech software and services sector expected to grow to USD 45 billion by 2020, growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 7.1 per cent (as per NASSCOM)
  • Top companies participating in Fintech: IBM, HP, Microsoft, Dell, Accenture, Intel, CISCO, Oracle, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters and Capgemini
Where more and more institutions – right from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations – are turning to mobile technology to transact business, and markets prepare to embrace a more mature and sophisticated approach of integrating technology into financial functions, professionals in the industry will need to equip themselves with the skillset to bring about innovative ways to compete, collaborate and bring change to traditional financial establishments.
 

Developed specifically for the Banking, Finance and Technology industries in collaboration with industry experts and leaders, SP Jain's Fintech program will equip you to: 

  • be at the forefront of technology innovation
  • improve existing business models and financial solutions using Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things
  • integrate cutting-edge Fintech solutions into the lives of tech-savvy and sophisticated customers
  • rework financial regulations, innovation and customer behaviour, and uncover opportunities for connecting with changing markets, trends and institutions

FinTech is driven by five notable sub-domains, namely Payments, Lending, InsureTech, WealthTech and RegTech. S P Jain’s FinTech program allows you to opt for a specialisation in Payment and Lending, two of the most sought after FinTech domains and enhance your careers.

The program study format comprises a mix of home study (over weekdays) and classroom learning (over Sundays). You will be provided with learning materials in the form of books, articles and videos that will help you build a foundation for more advanced learning over weekends. Face-to-face classes conducted over weekends will include quizzes to test your preparation and intensive application-oriented sessions (comprising practical exercises and real-world learning that will help you explore and grasp the material in great detail. 

From cutting-edge Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things to E-commerce, Banking, Trade and Commerce -- over a period of 9 months, SP Jain's Fintech program takes you deep into practically every aspect of Financial Technology. And not simply from a theoretical perspective, but through a practical, real-world approach. In addition to acquiring a focused education surrounding topics in the field, the program enables you to define and streamline your domain expertise, build professional skillsets, network with industry leaders and experts and apply new technologies to innovate and streamline financial systems.

Our practice-based approach is what really sets us apart -- not only does it allow you to develop skills in one of the hottest fields of today, but develop real-world strategies even before stepping into the workplace. This is done through a group project and industry internship, undertaken in the final phase of learning. 

FinTech is at its inflection point as more and more institutions – right from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations – are turning to mobile technology to transact business, and markets prepare to embrace a more mature and sophisticated approach of integrating technology into financial functions, professionals in the industry will need to equip themselves with the skillset to bring about innovative ways to compete, collaborate and bring change to traditional financial establishments.

Developed specifically for the Banking, Finance and Technology industries in collaboration with industry experts and leaders, SP Jain's Fintech program will equip you to: 

  • be at the forefront of technology innovation
  • improve existing business models and financial solutions using Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things
  • integrate cutting-edge Fintech solutions into the lives of tech-savvy and sophisticated customers
  • rework financial regulations, innovation and customer behaviour, and uncover opportunities for connecting with changing markets, trends and institutions

FinTech is constantly evolving and it requires dynamic learning to stay abreast with the latest. Participants of the program will get unique opportunity to continue their learning experience even after the program ends through invite only seminars, Update 101 packs and various e-learning resources.

The program makes use of an innovative ‘Blended Learning’ approach that equips students to develop world-class skills in Fintech, without interrupting their careers. The 9-month duration of the program consists of 30 credits to be earned over:
  • 300 hours of online content, research work and group projects
  • 296 hours of face-to-face lessons on Sundays (enabling working professionals to study without interrupting their careers)
This learning system comprises three core pillars:
 
ONLINE LESSONS: This is the most modern way to learn. Students are given access to a suite of multimedia and interactive learning tools such as blogs, journals, discussion boards, articles and quizzes that help them gain a foundation in Fintech, from the convenience of their homes. It is believed that the discipline of online learning enhances learning agility and retention of fundamentals since students learn at a pace that suits them. This section of the program can be completed by the student anytime during the week.
 
CLASSROOM LEARNING AND EXPOSURE: Conducted over Sundays and set within the traditional definitions of a classroom, students are exposed to specialist topics in Fintech, discussions and debates with peers (drawn from varied industries and work backgrounds), and interactions with industry experts and leaders who bring with them up-to-the-minute insights and experience of creating comprehensive Fintech solutions. These include both world-class professors and practitioners who have predominantly worked in the technology space.
 
The classroom sessions are video recorded allowing participants to review lessons afterwards. These recorded sessions can serve as refreshers for future reference, or become on-demand content for those who might have missed a class due to work or travel.
 
The program curriculum also includes various domain specific group projects, lab sessions and case studies, all of which help students gain real-world experience and perspective.
The academic track of the program is made of a blend of core and advanced specialist subjects. Our curriculum is built on the principle that subjects get more and more specialised as you progress through the program.  
 

The subjects, undertaken in the initial months of the program, build a strong, general foundation in E-commerce, Banking, Trade and Commerce. As students progress through the program, Emerging Technologies such as Blockchain, Hashgraphs, Raiblocks, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things are explored in considerable depth. Advanced learning continues in the remaining duration of the program and students are also exposed to new regulations like P2P lending, as well as futuristic ones like PSD2, Mifid II, XVA, Basel IV and FRTB.

In addition to acquiring a focused education surrounding topics in the field, the program enables students to define and streamline domain expertise, build professional skillsets, network with industry leaders and experts, and apply new technologies to innovate and streamline financial systems.

Our practice-based approach is what really sets us apart – not only does it allow our students to develop skills in one of the hottest fields of today, but develop real-world strategies even before stepping into the workplace. This is done through a group project and industry internship undertaken in the final phase of learning.

Learning continues even after completing the program through a unique “Continuous FinTech Education (CFE)” program, enabling students to continue learning new advancements through 101 packs, webinars and seminars.   

TECHNOLOGY-DRIVEN LEARNING: 
 

Students of the program will also have opportunities to enhance learning through real-time learning and practice in our:

BLOCKCHAIN LAB: The Blockchain Lab will enable participants to understand and differentiate between different Blockchain frameworks, design, deploy and audit smart contracts, and create and share Distributed Applications (DAPPS).

API LAB: The API lab allows participants to access data across industries in a standardised format, helps them understand the data flow across business functions, and expose them to several API frameworks such as Indiastack. These APIs will facilitate not only the dissemination of knowledge but also the design of innovative online services. The API lab is cloud-based allowing participants access from any part of the world.

INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) LAB: The IoT Lab will provide participants a physical interface to interact with latest technologies. Each student will be given personalized IoT kits (with 40+ accessories and sensors) which they can use to practice.

S P Jain offers an intellectually stimulating classroom environment steered by front-runners in business and academia who nurture participants to initiate, develop and launch ideas. These include industry experts, business leaders, visionary thinkers, innovators, strategists, researchers, entrepreneurs, pioneers and executives who have been the key enablers of technology innovation at leading multinational organisations.
 
MR. BANESH PRABHU (Chief Mentor - FinTech)

Banesh is Fintech services veteran and Pioneer in Technology & Operations solutions management having developed and implemented globally strategies for executing digital capabilities and servicing of clients. He has managed senior global responsibilities in Operations, Distribution and Technology for over 30 years, of which 23 years were in Citibank where he was responsible for servicing clients in 55+ international markets directly managing expenses of over $ 3 billion p.a. managing over 35K FTE. During these years he pioneered the creation of several global Centers of Excellence for Operations and Technology that included  implementing Digital Services. He was a member of Citigroup Global Consumer Planning Group, Citigroup Global Information Technology council, Citigroup Global Operations Council. In his last role he was a member of the Executive Committee and head of the Technology and Operations Group for one of Thailand’s leading Universal banking groups- Siam Commercial Bank. He has been and is presently an investor in few start-ups, a board Director, and a Senior Advisor with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and few other key Companies in Fintech areas. 

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MR. VIKRAM PANDYA (Director - FinTech)

Vikram has an extensive experience of more than a decade in banking, financial services, fintech, consultancy and training domain. He has been associated with YES Bank for more than 9 years where he has made key contributions to Financial & Investor Strategy, Business Intelligence and Business Development & Technology Solutions unit.

He is also actively involved in education sector. He has been a visiting faculty at the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI) and Edupristine (for CFA & Financial Modeling). He has delivered lectures all over India and at international locations on various contemporary topics. He has also been actively involved in Fintech start-up ecosystem.

He has done his M.Com. from Sydenham College and B.Com. with computer vocational from N. M. College where he was a rank holder winning the coveted Prithviraj Baldeva prize. He completed his Chartered Accountancy in 2007 where he was a rank holder in PE-II exams. He has also completed his CFA(US) and CISA(US) which enables him to integrate knowledge from Financial Services and Information Technology domain. He is the only person to win largest Fintech hackathon organized by Rise Barclays for two consecutive years for his innovations in Payments and Treasury domain.


FinTech FACULTY PROFILES

STUDENT PROFILES:
 
NISHANT VASANI
Regional Head (West India), Axis Securities Ltd.
Business Leader with 14 years of experience in Business Development, Sales and P&L Management
 
HARSH TIWARI
Business Consultant with 6 years of experience in banking, cash management – payables and receivables module with exposure to clearing/settlement systems and financial network connection message types
 
MURALI AYYAPPAN
Head of Business Operations & Service Delivery, Cybersecurity Solutions and Consulting Services
Information Risk Management professional with 15+ years experience in implementing programs and services to build, support and protect information assets

PONEET GUPTA
Director at a software development company (specialising in setting overseas corporate structures)
Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience

RAKESH PULAPAKA
Product Head, YES Bank (handing Construction Equipment Financing in Retail Banking)
Seasoned Financial Services professional with pan-India experience of over 18 years in secured lending
 
HARESH JANI
Fellow Member, Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Professional with 25 years of experience in Corporate Laws and related advisory services, including strategic planning, corporate restructuring, and other procedural and allied matters
 
DHEEPAK RAJOO
Senior leader with 17+ years of professional experience in Banking, Insurance, Business Services
Recently recognised as the ‘Business Transformation Leader’ of the Year for Operational Excellence in Insurance
 
GURPREET KAUR BILKHUA 
CFA (ICFAI) by qualification with 12+ years of experience in corporate finance, raising debt and equity, strategic decision making, implementing capital structuring exercises, evaluating acquisition targets, overseeing the management of entities in tax-light jurisdictions, investor relations, and evaluating business plans of new start-ups
 
SHUBHAM BAPNA
Founder and CEO, Shub Finserv
 
JAYAPRAKASH RAO
Professional with 17+ years of work experience in International Customer Engagement, Project Management and Business Consulting
Experience spanning multiple verticals and horizontals including BFSI, SCM and Finance & Accounts; managed Global projects from Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa and the Asia Pacific regions 
 
 

Our INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARDS are made up of leaders who advise us on the latest business trends, industry requirements and practices. We believe that their expertise has helped us create a more relevant curriculum that includes workshops, guest talks and other industry-led initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between academia and the real world of business.

Our Industry Advisory Board for the Fintech program includes: 

  • MR. ABHISHANT PANT (Fintech Top100 Influencer in Asia, Founder Cashless Journey and Advisor)
  • MS. NEHA PUNATER (Partner and Head – FinTech at KPMG, India)
  • MR. RAM RASTOGI (Banking Veteran, Influencer in Payment Ecosystem)
  • MR. SUNIL GULATI (Financial Services Professional, Board Member, Advisor and Mentor)
  • MR. T.R. RAMACHANDRAN (Group Country Manager, India and South Asia, VISA)
  • MR. VINOD KENI (Executive Director - MyCFO & Chair - FinTech SIG at TiE Mumbai. Active Angel Investor and Organisation Builder)

 

INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

Every aspect of our program is shaped by leaders and innovators within the FinTech space, and our Industry Partnerships give you the chance to learn directly from them. Here are some organisations we partner with:

Category 1: CERTIFICATION & LEARNING PARTNERS

  • Rubique
  • YES Bank
  • RISE (Barclays)
  • Zone Startups
  • PrimeChain Technologies
  • IBS Research
  • Corporate Shiksha
  • Monexo

Category 2: TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

  • Dynamic Grid (for Innovation Labs)
  • Smart Sense Solutions (for building Blockchain applications)

Category 3: RESEARCH PARTNER

  • IBS
Financial-Technology

The program is ideal for students from various streams aiming at a career in Fintech. Executive associates within the financial services, banking and insurance sectors, as well as those working in e-commerce, management consulting or within a tech startup may consider applying to the program. Specific roles that would benefit include: tech entrepreneurs, analysts, product managers, software or app developers, business development managers, finance professionals, and digital strategists operating in the finance sector. 

To apply for the program, applicants must have: 

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • A reasonable interest to pursue a career in Fintech
STEP 1: Submit your application online (free of cost). 
STEP 2: Appear for further evaluations, comprising a written aptitude test and a personal interview (Aptitude + Evaluation Fee: INR 3,000)
TUITION FEE: INR 400,000 (plus GST)
 
TUITION FEE WAIVERS: We offer special tuition fee waivers of up to INR 30,000 for students/members of the CA, CS, CFA and CISA associations. 
 
MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS: We also offer limited merit-based scholarships on a first come first served basis to deserving candidates. 
 
 
 

 

Admissions are open to our June 2018 intake.

Fintech is not only going to be an enabler, but the driving engine of the future. Be at the forefront of the Fintech revolution with our program.

Take the first step today. 

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