Indian Institute Of Management Sambalpur

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With the exceptional growth of the Fintech market at Indian and International level, there is a gap of quality training to train the next generation of fintech leaders. The Dual degree program allows the students to be trained by IIM Sambalpur and Sorbonne Business School (Paris).

Prospective applicants who want Indian and International exposure, are given the opportunity to opt for the dual degree program. A student who completes the program is given MBA in Fintech Management by IIM Sambalpur and MBA in Financial Management by Sorbonne Business School.

By collaborating with Sorbonne Business School, IIM Sambalpur has provided students with the best launchpad to gain Indian and International exposure. With more than 39000 alumni around the world, Sorbonne Business School from Paris, is consistently ranked in the top universities in Europe and the world. Sorbonne is ranked 59 in QS ranking world university rankings, 2024.

The proposed program encompasses 17 specialised courses including immersion at IIM Sambalpur, and International Immersion at Sorbonne Business School(Paris)

The program features a dedicated Incubator training program with mentor support in collaboration with International Incubator at Paris to aid in launch of startup in fintech.

Key Highlights:
  • MBA for working professionals
  • Blended program: Online sessions and Physical sessions
    • Online lectures of three hours each on Wednesday & Saturday
    • Physical sessions at IIM Sambalpur in each semester
  • 17 courses for 950 hours (95 credits) spread over three terms (6 months each)
  • Immersion program at Sorbonne University (Paris) consisting of intensive training in finance areas with live projects.
  • Alumni status of IIM Sambalpur and Sorbonne University (Paris)
  • Entrepreneurial training for Fintech Startup in collaboration with IIM Sambalpur Incubator and International Incubator at Paris with mentor support
  • Symbiotic interaction with the industry, academia, and fraternity from national, and Sorbonne University.
  • Offline and Online Training by International faculties and experts from Sorbonne University.
Pedagogy & Learning Experience :
  • Integrated learning through blended classrooms and engaging lectures will enable the participants to develop strategic capabilities, by addressing the time and location constraints of the working professionals.
  • Specialization in FinTech with emphasis on Finance and Technical subjects.
  • Course content includes live cases, simulation, technical lecture delivery amongst others.
  • Technical courses on Blockchain, AI, NL, Cryptography a part of the course.
  • Lecture delivery by specialised faculty from IIM Sambalpur, National Stock Exchange Academy and national/international experts
At the conclusion of the course, students will gain:
  • MBA in Fintech Management Degree and MBA in International Financial Management Degree
  • Launch of their Startup
  • Expert knowledge on Fintech
  • IIM Sambalpur alumni status and Sorbonne University alumni status
  • Connections with Fintech industry at an International level


Qualifications :
Candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent percentage. While degrees in any field are accepted, backgrounds in business, economics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or related disciplines are preferred.
Work Experience:
A minimum of 3 years of Post Qualification managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience as of the date of beginning of the program.
Statement of Purpose (SOP) :
The candidate should submit a SOP not exceeding 2000 words and should include talk about your career path, interests, professional contributions, goals and the driving force behind pursuing MBA in Fintech Management.
No Objection Certificate/ Consent letter:

Candidates shall be required to submit a “No Objection Certificate”/ “Consent letter” for pursuing MBA from their employer.

In case of self-employed, a declaration with respect to the same will be required.

Candidates fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria as above shall be called for the PI process. The Committee in consultation with the Competent Authority will decide the number of candidates to be called for PI.
Upon being shortlisted, the candidate shall appear for a personal interview in front of the Expert panel. The selection panel will assess the suitability of the candidates based on their managerial acumen and entrepreneurial mindset. Candidate will be especially assessed based on Statement of Purpose (SOP) apart from academic record, professional accomplishments, etc.
Merit List will be prepared based on Personal Interview, Academic Qualification, Relevant Work Experience and Statement of Purpose (SOP).
IIM Sambalpur reserves the right to modify any part of this document including the various criteria and cut offs mentioned at any time till the actual admission process for the batch is completed. Any dispute concerning Admission would be subject to jurisdiction of the competent courts within the territorial jurisdiction of city of Sambalpur only.


MBA in Fintech Management [Dual Degree]
Course Credit
Financial Accounting & Information
Economics and Financial Environment
Foundations of Fintech
Organization Behavior & Communication
Digital marketing & E-commerce
Total Term I
Course Credit
Advanced Financial Analysis
Corporate Finance
Block Chain and its applications
Portfolio Management
Cryptography and Information Security
Total Term II
Course Credit
AI, ML and Its Applications
Fintech: Regulatory Policy
Payment System & Platform
Risk Management
International banking & Risk analysis
Total Term II

*Six Finance courses will be taught by faculty from Sorbonne University 

TERM-III -Experiential Learning
Entrepreneurial Training
Intrapreneurial Training
Fintech Solution Ideation
Corporate thesis or Research project
Fintech Market Validation
Leadership & Strategy training
Building Your Fintech Business
Managerial & Interpersonal Skill training
Final Pitch & Mentor Review
Individual Development Plan
TERM- III -Experiential Learning
International Immersion at Sorbonne University (Paris)
Corporate Case
Business Immersion
Business Management Game
Advanced Financial Training

* Student unwilling to take the French Immersion can opt for research project of equivalent hours

Online Application Starts
April 19, 2024
Online Application Ends
June 24, 2024
Interview Date
July 1, 2024 (Tentative
Publication of Result
July 3, 2024 (Tentative)
Acceptance of Offer
One-Week from publication of the result

(Dates are tentative and subject to change)

  • Application fees:

Non-refundable payment of Rs. 1000 (+GST) as application fee. To be paid at the time of application.

  • Acceptance Amt:

A candidate receiving admission offer from IIM Sambalpur has to pay an offer acceptance amount of Rs.50,000/- within the stipulate date. If a candidate accepts the admission offer for the program, his/her offer acceptance amount will be adjusted against term I Fee. If a candidate subsequently wishes to withdraw the offer within the withdrawal date specified by the Institute, amount will be refunded after deducting Rs. 1,000/- as processing charges.

  • Semester fees:

Enrolled students are expected to make semester fees payment at least 10 days before the commencement of the semester.

Semester - I Semester - II Semester - III
IIM Sambalpur (Rs.)
Sorbonne (Euro)
  • Alumni fees :
  • IIM Sambalpur Alumni fees of Rs. 5000 will be payable in term III.
  • Travel, accommodation and other allied expenses for the French immersion component is not included in the fees above.
  • In the event of withdrawal from program after registration, no refund of offer acceptance amount & Semester Fee will be made.

Contact Details

Indian Institute Of Management Sambalpur

  7894368456 (During working hours from Monday to Saturday)

Candidates having any queries related to admissions including TECHNICAL PROBLEMS can call the helpline: 7894368456 (Mon – Sat, 10:00 – 17:00 IST)