Fintech Management

Ulster University - Belfast

Fintech Management

For the aspiring FinTech (financial technology) leader, this degree provides a solid grounding in key aspects of FinTech, while focusing on its all-important business side too.

Rather than a purely technical course, this FinTech Management course includes modules on business analysis, behavioural finance, and project management, to develop well-rounded professionals ready to meet the demands of current and future FinTech jobs.

The MSc FinTech Management programme comprises ten 15-credit modules and you will get the chance to put your learnings into practice as part of your 30-credit dissertation, which can take a work-based focus.

You will be taught by leading academics who have played a key role in establishing Northern Ireland as a global FinTech hub, including Professor Daniel Broby, who is responsible for leading Ulster’s innovative research and collaboration with industry to help build the country’s FinTech ecosystem.

Work placement / study abroad
There is no work placement or study abroad element to the programme although there is an optional work-based project as part of the MSc qualification.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Regulation and Compliance
• Project Management
• Financial Technology and Data Science
• Behavioural Finance

Year two
• Financial Theory, Products and Markets
• Corporate Governance and Ethics
• Business Analysis Foundations for Practice
• Financial Econometric Modelling

Year three
• Contemporary Issues in FinTech
• Predictive Analytics in Finance
• Dissertation

Optional Module
• Work Based Project

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must:
(a) have gained
(i) a second class honours degree or better from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, or from a recognised national awarding body, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard;

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification;

(b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

In exceptional circumstances, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b), where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").


PGDip (Online only)
PGCert (Online only)

The programme is taught through blended learning with there being face-to-face classes that typically takes place in the evenings on the Belfast campus.

Enrolment dates

Start Date Belfast campus MSc : September 2024
Online Intakes: January, March, May, July, September, November

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Career options
The course has been designed to provide you with an academically challenging and intellectually stimulating study of the subjects and disciplines associated with career opportunities across a broad range of areas, such as financial services, FinTech, consultancy, and business analysis.

You will graduate with an in-depth knowledge of the core finance principles and a practical understanding of how theory informs professional practice, in preparation for a career in FinTech Management.

Whether you want to work in commercial banking doing credit analysis or compliance, be part of a consulting team or acting as the bridge between financial services and technology, there are a diverse range of options in this exciting and dynamic industry.

If you complete this course as a Higher Level Apprenticeship, via an employer, it will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills in a real life organisational setting providing you with invaluable work experience.? It will enhance your employability and career prospects by building your confidence in a business environment, providing you with tangible experience and allowing you to network and showcase your skills to potential employers.?

[Note: The University does not source apprenticeship opportunities for students].

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended,Evening

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