Finance, stereotypically is seen as a highly regulated industry dominated by banks that resist disruption and change. However, finance is now riding an entrepreneurial wave due to an influx of highly available and powerful computing resources and electronic services, accessible forms of data analytics, and disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, WePay and Kickstarter. This course will provide you with the latest knowledge and competencies at the intersection of finance and technology; the rapidly evolving area that is fintech. NCI is perfectly placed to deliver an industry-focused programme inspired by its location at the heart of the International Financial Services Centre. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with established experience in the fintech domain.
Who is the course for?
This course will typically appeal to those who possess a level 8 qualification in any discipline and wish to transfer into the world of fintech. This interdisciplinary course will appeal to graduates with a level 8 qualification in areas like finance, computing and business seeking to enter the fintech domain; and industry practitioners seeking to gain an introduction and exposure to the fintech domain. Nonetheless, it is noted that the course is technical in nature and will entail a significant amount of independent study. Given the content and the timescale you will need to have a strong commitment to the course and a willingness to fully engage with the technical content.
Higher Diploma in Science in Fintech as awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.