MBA in IT-Systems Management: Blend of Managerial and Tech Knowledge
Team Careers360, 25 Jan 2018
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MBA in IT-Systems Management - The Information Technology (IT) industry is the reason behind India’s economic transformation and has opened up a number of opportunities in various sectors. MBA in IT-Systems Management students learn the nuances of website management, decision support system, e-commerce development, software product development, information security and various other things related to Information Technology. MBA in IT-Systems Management is a programme which brings the managerial learning and the technical knowledge together. There is a huge scope of employment not just in India, but across the globe after pursuing this specialisation. Let’s know more about MBA in IT-Systems Management and the industry in detail in the article below.

 

What is IT-Systems Management?

In simple words, administrating and managing Information Technology systems in a company is what IT-Systems Management is all about. It’s the centralised management of a company’s IT assets which are required to monitor and manage IT systems and solve IT issues. A company with an effective Systems management can offer better IT services. For that, it needs young professionals with the specific knowledge of this sector.

 

IT-Systems Management as Sector

Let’s begin with most interesting information related to the Information Technology sector – India is the world’s largest sourcing destination for the IT industry which makes around 67 percent of the US $124 billion market. Global IT firms are setting up their centres in India as IT services are much cheaper and better here than in the US.

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As per the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) report, IT sector contributed to 7.7 percent of India’s GDP in 2016 and is likely to double by 2020; as a result why there is a huge demand for the fresh graduates with a specialisation in IT-Systems Management. This specialisation is the need of the hour as Information Technology industry is huge, growing exponentially and creates millions of jobs every year. Opportunities related to IT make up almost 13 percent of Business Administrative jobs globally. According to NASSCOM, the domestic revenue of IT industry is approximately US $38 billion and the export revenue is around US $117 billion in FY 17.

 

MBA/PGDM in IT-Systems Management

This specialisation allows students to become an expert in handling administrative problems and issues related to Information Technology. The best thing about this specialisation is that it brings managerial and technical knowledge together which makes it unique.

Lalit KathpaliaINTERVIEW

Dr. Lalit Kathpalia,

Director,

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)

Gear up for digital transformation

 

Careers360: How does specialisation in ‘IT/Systems Management’ bring an edge over a general management programme in terms of job prospects and career growth?

Dr. Lalit: The specialization in IT is geared up to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow namely in the areas of Data Sciences, Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, Mobile Analytics, Cloud Analytics, Banking and Capital Markets. These niche areas ensure that students are not obsolete by the time they complete their MBA (IT) program but are actually having an edge over those folks coming from the general management programme. The specialization in IT is geared towards PM Narendra Modi’s vision of a “Digital India”. At the same time, the jobs of the future are looking at “Digital Transformation” which is what the MBA (IT) prepares you for.

 

Careers360: How many seats your college/university offer and what’s complete fee structure for the ‘IT/Systems Management’ Programme?

Dr. Lalit: Our intake for the programme is 90 seats. The total fee for the two-year programme is Rs. 7 lakhs for Indian students and Rs. 10.5 lakhs for international students.

 

Careers360: What is the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of the specialisation that you offer?

Dr. Lalit: We are geared up for the areas of “Digital transformation”. This makes students pretty much geared up to be productive from day one. At the same time, we are ready for the roles like Business Analyst, Management Consultant, Risk Analyst, Digital Leader since we blend in Business and Technology. Our curriculum caters to the areas of Data Sciences, Cloud, Analytics, Mobile Computing, Banking and Capital Markets which is our USP.

 

Careers360: Tell us about the changes that you have introduced in the curriculum over last two to three years. Any new element that you wish to incorporate into the curriculum and pedagogy based on industry trends?

Dr. Lalit: We have made changes in our curriculum to include Data Sciences, Cloud, Analytics, Mobile Computing, Banking and Capital Markets, Machine Learning (to cater to Artificial Intelligence and Process Automation). I think we are on the top of the curriculum required by the industry so as to make students productive from day one. At the same time, our pedagogy is geared up to provide “Blended Learning” using “Educational Technology”.

In order to teach technology, we ensure that we ourselves use Educational Technology which is reflected in our use of World Class LMS (Learning Management Systems), Wiki’s, Blogging, Cloud Technologies, Flipped Classrooms etc. In fact, a lot of my faculty, including myself, are qualified on the use of ICT in Education. We would soon be incorporating elements like BYOD and Private Cloud. In fact, all of our internal exams are online and we are pioneers in the use of Social Media in Academics.

 

Careers360: Please name some top recruiters who regularly participate in the campus placement for this specialization?

Dr. Lalit: We do have a lot of recruiters which include but are not limited to Thoughtworks, Yardi, Sapient, Barclays, HSBC, Softcell, SKP and Co., Infosys, QED, Bajaj Allianz, and a lot more.

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