Technological innovation applied to financial services has created a wave of disruptive activity that will change the shape of the global financial system over the next decade.
This has created demand from graduates and employees for programmes specifically tailored to the skills required for a changing financial services industry.
This is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to gain exposure to Fintech – the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.
Aims and Objectives
This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-toend covering a wide range of financial technology topics, whilst providing a focus on application and the regulation required in this area. The programme focuses on practical skills in core areas such as data & financial analytics, e-Finance, financial services and cybersecurity while also offering applied skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, and financial applications. Its aim is to create a mastery of core financial technologies and financial systems while also enhancing the practical and technical skills of the learners.
The specific programme aims are as follows:
- Develop learners' criticality in order to analyse industry trends in Fintech
- Provide learners with a platform to develop the requisite knowledge and technical skills in current and developing financial technologies
- Prepare learners to work effectively and collaboratively in the execution of common goals
- Provide learners with systematic knowledge of the management of Financial Technology in organisational and regulatory contexts
- Facilitate the development by the learner of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace
- Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner
- Enable the learner to identify, develop and apply analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
- Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.
The programme is structured to deliver the taught component, contributing 60 credits in one year full-time and 2 years part-time.
For full-time students, the taught component consists of six modules.
For part-time students, delivery of the programme is structured over three taught semesters. During each semester, students are typically required to attend lectures on two evenings per week and occasional weekend workshops.
The course has six key components:
1. Class room lectures
2. Case Based learning
3. Practical Skills Sessions
6. Individual and Group work
Suited to: Level 8 graduates of a cognate discipline, or non-cognate with 1-2 years relevant industry experience.