The Global IT industry reached to US$ 1.2 trillion in 2016-17. India retained its position as world’s top sourcing destination in 2016-17 with a share of 55 %. Indian IT companies have set up over 1,000 global delivery centres in over 200 cities around the world. IT Industry of India has led the economic transformation of the country and changed the perception about India in the global economy. India's cost competitiveness in providing IT services, which is approximately 3-4 times cheaper than the US, continues to be the main reason in the global sourcing market. At the same time, India is also gaining importance in terms of intellectual capital with many global IT firms setting up their R&D and Innovation labs and centres in India.
The Internet Industry in India will reach to US$ 250 billion by 2020, almost doubling, growing to 7.5 % of GDP. The number of internet users in India is expected to reach 730 million by 2020, supported by speedy adoption of digital technology, as per National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). Indian IT exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent in 2017-18, in addition to adding 1.3 to 1.5 lakhs new jobs in same period.
MBA in Information Technology
The IT industry has created substantial demand in the Indian education sector too, especially for engineering and computer science. The Indian IT industry is divided into four major segments – IT services, Business Process Management, Software, hardware and engineering services.
MBA in IT at SP Pune University covers all important topics such as IT management and cyber laws, E-business and Business Intelligence, Software Project Management, Enterprise Resource Planning. This content is very practical and gives latest knowledge and learning of the subject.
For specialization in Information Technology, here’s a broad overview of IT theory and practice.
E Business and Business Intelligence
Software Project Management
E-Business and Business Intelligence takes care of appreciating e-Business as a significant business segment of the future, how to develop the capacity to initiate/lead an e-business venture/ business segment, understanding principles of BI and Analytics at the conceptual level, and developing skills to design BI and Analytics projects. E-business and Business Intelligence covers relevant subjects such as Hardware & Network Management, Application Software Management, System Software Management, Security Management & People Management, Cyber Laws - Object and Scope, Encryption, Digital signature, e-Governance and IT Act 2000, Certifying Authorities, Domain Name Disputes and Trademark Law and Cyber Crimes.
Software Project Management helps in understanding different aspects of Software Project Management as an important field of practice under IT Management, to learn tools and techniques of Software Project Management, to understand the importance of, and learning techniques to ensure, software quality, and to learn to use a Software Package for Software Project Management.
Software Project Management covers latest topics such as Introduction to Software Project Management, Project Planning, Evaluation and Program Management, Software Effort Estimation, Activity Planning, Managing Contracts, Software Quality Management, Risk Management in Software Projects, Resource Monitoring and Control, Using Project Management Software.
Enterprise Resource Planning
IT Management & Cyber Laws
Enterprise Resource Planning helps in learning to acquire in-depth knowledge of ERP as a prime Application Software product, to learn operational aspects of ERP implementation and support, to know features of important ERP modules and to learn, through case studies, practical aspects of ERP in various industries.
Enterprise Resource Planning has industry-specific subjects such as Enterprise Resource Planning, What is ERP, ERP Implementation, and Support, ERP Functional Modules, ERP Technology Areas, Enterprise Applications, ERP Case Studies of ERP Implementation in Manufacturing and Service Sectors.
IT Management & Cyber Laws basically covers understanding legal provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000., learn Case Law and practical ramifications of the Act, developing understanding of managerial aspects so as to use Information technology effectively and efficiently, and appreciating IT Management as an independent and important field of work, different from IT for Management.
IT Managers have good opportunities to work in IT domain of any big company as these companies hire MBA IT students from B Schools for business development roles. The role of IT Manager includes planning, strategizing and implementing new software and IT projects, resource management, risk management, etc. Many managers are given responsibility to directly interact with clients to understand their requirements and specifications for a project and many are absorbed under Business Development role.
IT management encompasses various aspects of technology-related activities. An MBA IT student can chart his/her career in any of the following fields of IT management:
- Business/IT alignment
- IT Governance
- IT Financial Management
- IT Service Management
- IT configuration management