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The Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) and Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) from the OP Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat, Haryana announced the launch of India’s first and only online MBA degree in Digital Finance & Banking (DFB) in partnership with upGrad.

The program is tailor-made for working professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, and job-market aspirants who are looking to work in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) industry. 

The MBA DFB program at JGU is for a duration of two years, with students receiving the MBA degree from O.P. Jindal Global University upon successful completion of the academic credits.

In keeping with the advancements of the digital age, the format of instruction and evaluation for this MBA will include high-quality industry case studies, live sessions, and 24/7 access to the curriculum online.  

The MBA DFB program shall engage students in contemporary topics of digital finance with a focus on understanding, managing and transforming digital finance & banking in the 21st century.

The combination of upGrad’s online learning platform and the expertise of world-class faculty at JSBF and JGBS would serve as a unique amalgamation of management, technology, and quantitative curriculum suited for aspiring candidates to work at top financial institutions in India and abroad.

All learners with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the Online MBA in the DFB program and can appear for the JMAT online national level entrance test to get admitted. 

Founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar said,” Given the technological disruption that the financial world constantly goes through, newer technologies and systems make older methods become redundant rapidly. This makes it even more important for professionals working in the banking and financial industry, including in the broader corporate sector to keep up with the latest trends and developments.”

He further added “The MBA in Digital Banking & Finance at JGU will enable learners to understand, analyze, and manage problems of digital finance in the 21st century. The Jindal Global Business School and the Jindal School of Banking & Finance have collaborated to launch an innovative and specialized MBA program for working professionals to help them in advancing their careers and upgrading their knowledge.” 

Guided by the world-class faculty of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) and Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is uniquely placed to deliver this curriculum which looks at finance from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

The program will have the active involvement of subject matter experts from the banking industry and technology sector, who will bring their vast experience, making it hands-on and will provide students a global perspective. Their involvement will complement the theoretical underpinnings of DFB courses and provide a real-world feel.  

JGU’s world-class faculty members with first-hand industry experience and international expertise shall teach specialized courses, including Artificial Intelligence in Business, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Managing Fintech Ecosystems, Financial Management and Valuation, Data Visualization in Finance, Digital Fraud and Risk Analytics, Design thinking & Leadership Essentials for Business.

Graduating students will be able to understand the complexities and challenges of the digital finance and banking industry. The curriculum has been designed to balance theoretical and practical aspects of the DFB industry. Faculty members will work closely with industry subject matter experts to blend hands-on experience and experiential learning with theoretical underpinnings in courses.  

The MBA program also includes a Capstone Integrative Business Simulation Project, which will expose learners to unique demands that the digital finance and banking industry pose. The Capstone project will enable them to solve real-world business solutions using the knowledge and insights from other DFB foundational courses.

Commenting on this unique program, 

Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, upGrad observed, “The ongoing global crisis calls for evolution on a recurring basis, especially amid the online education space which seems to be the only way forward, owing to its robustness and accessibility. At upGrad, we bear testimony to constantly evolving with the changing paradigm, and to developing better and better learning solutions. Our degree portfolio will enable learners to continue with their academia, without having to think about the overall crisis that has taken a sharp toll on the offline education system.”  

Professor Ashish Bharadwaj, Professor, and Dean of Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) observed “The ability to excel in business & finance in the future depends on how quickly one embraces the reality that financial technologies are rapidly changing, how business is done and how finances are managed. Technology disruption has happened in the past and it will happen again; the question is who will lead the change this time? The future of digital finance & banking globally depends on what professionals start to learn right now. This Online MBA program will help you to not only face the future but create it.” 

Professor Jeremy Wade, Director, Office of Digital Learning & Online Education at O.P. Jindal Global University, observed, “The online MBA program is ideal for working professionals and people looking to advance their careers.

The program will benefit from instructors who are leading industry practitioners and the best faculty of the Jindal Global Business School and the Jindal School of Banking & Finance.” 

O.P. Jindal Global University moved up by ‘a possible’ 100 ranks in the recently announced QS World University Rankings 2021.

JGU is now ranked between 651-700 universities globally, which is primarily due to a phenomenal increase in their reputation, both with academics and employers around the world, as well as their commitment to maintaining a strong faculty-student ratio.

These rankings place JGU among the top 2.5% of all universities in the world.  

This achievement is particularly remarkable since this year, out of the 20 Institutions of Eminence (IOEs) selected by the Government of India, only 13 have found a place in the QS World University Rankings 2021, which JGU is one.

What makes this even more special is that this year, JGU is the youngest and the highest performing IOE compared to the previous year’s QS World University Ranking 2020.

This means that JGU is the only IOE that managed to climb up (as much as 100 ranks) compared to the previous year’s rankings. JGU was also ranked as the number 1 private university in India

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