The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and TalentSprint today announced the launch of Advanced Programme in Global Economy & Digital Money. The programme is designed to help finance and investment professionals, business leaders, policy makers, regulators and economists understand the impact of rapid digitalization and emergence of central bank digital currencies on the global economy. The first cohort of the programme, which commences in September 2020, is now open for applications. (Link to programme page)
Over the last century, digitalization has led to significant changes in the global economy. With the thinning of economic borders, events in one country are impacting other countries and the global supply chain of economic activities is expanding rapidly. Money, which has always occupied a central place in the global economy, has undergone significant transformations. Post pandemic, the forces of digitalization are accelerating even as, in the short term, the forces of globalization may appear to be decelerating. As new macro economic trends disrupt existing market structures and realign modern global trade and capital flows, the fear that banknotes may no longer be safe from a public health perspective is reigniting regulatory attention on digital currencies. We are at the dawn of a new era where digital money will very likely reshape the global economy.
Dr. Partha Ray, IIM Calcutta Professor and Programme Co-Director, said: “The distinction between money and data is blurring at a fast pace. Digitalization, which is already happening at a massive scale and speed, will be fueled further by the emergence of central bank digital currencies. The post-pandemic global economy could usher in a new normal. Through this programme, we aim to teach professionals and decision makers how to harness these techno-economic disruptions to drive superior outcomes in terms of growth, profitability and policy.”
Dr. Santanu Paul, CEO & MD, TalentSprint, said: “This programme is being launched at precisely the right moment. Building a solid understanding of the digital economy and the future of money is now critical for anyone who needs to prepare for a disrupted world economic order and a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. TalentSprint is delighted to partner with IIM Calcutta to bring this state-of-the-art programme to the market. This is the third executive programme we have launched in partnership with IIM Calcutta, and we look forward to many more.”
The six-month programme will be delivered in hybrid executive format with live interactive online sessions via the TalentSprint digital platform iPearl.ai. The programme is accepting applications for the first cohort, which starts in September 2020. For details of the programme, please visit the link here.
About IIM Calcutta
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has grown into a mature institution of global reputation, playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its renowned academic degree programs, vibrant executive education activities including an extensive on-campus and blended learning portfolio of programs, faculty research and consulting activities.
TalentSprint brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital platform offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world class programs, certifications, and outcomes. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation (an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India).