IIT Madras offers tech MBA programme

Indian Institute of Technology  (IIT) Madras is offering tech MBA programme for undergraduate (UG) students of all engineering streams

The  tech MBA programme, which will  be under the Department of Management  at the IIT, will begin in the academic year 2019-20 and the first batch will have 25 to 30 students. the news agency ANI said.

It will provide two degrees – Engineering UG degree (B.Tech) and Master’s degree in Management (MBA). 

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. 

It will also enable the students to participate in the academic exchange programmes with the world-renowned universities, which evinced interest in offering specially designed courses, the report said.

 The programme  will offer the  foundational tech MBA courses  during the third and the 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. 

“We believe tech MBA program would be a trendsetter academically and a game-changer professionally. We look forward to collaborate 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,” Professor G. Arun Kumar, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras.told ANI.

The tech MBA 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 judiciously blends courses from business functions, performance analytics and transformation technologies, the ANI report said.