18 Jul 2019 19:56 IST

IIT Madras launches techMBA programme

Designed for undergraduate students, it is a part of five-year Inter-disciplinary Dual Degree

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched techMBA, for its under-graduate (UG) students from all the engineering streams, for the academic year 2019-20. The students taking techMBA programme will be awarded two degrees, an engineering UG degree (Btech) and a master’s degree in Management (MBA).

The programme will be a part of the five-year Inter-disciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) programmes and is conceptualised by the Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras.

DoMS will offer the foundational techMBA courses during the third and fourth years of all UG programmes. The eligibility criteria for opting for the courses in the fifth year are CGPA, departmental aptitude test and/or personal interview.

Game changer

Prof G Arun Kumar, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, said, “We believe techMBA programme would be a trendsetter academically and a game changer professionally. We look forward to collaborating with the far-sighted corporations to invest our energies in the development of the next generation millennial talent founded on the pillars of technological depth, managerial breadth and business wisdom.”

The IDDD programme enables the undergraduate students to utilise the fifth year of the course for specialising in the newly-formulated curricula that integrates and synergises technology and management disciplines.

The Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras formulated the techMBA programme after due analysis of the emerging talent needs of the global industries, the new career opportunities in the digital economy and the evolutionary advancement of management programmes across the world.

Future leaders

The programme aims to impart business acumen to engineering students while inculcating management mindset for handling complex decision-making problems and shaping technology-driven organisational transformation. The curriculum blends courses from business functions, performance analytics and transformation technologies.

The programme will prepare students for future career options, be it management innovators in industries or thought leaders in consultancies or technopreneurs in deep technology domains.