Financial Technology (FinTech) combines the theory and knowledge behind capital markets with the technology that makes financial transactions more efficient.
This course teaches the big data techniques, computer programing, and analytics that banks and insurance companies are looking for.
This is a Masters degree that future-proofs graduates and students from a variety of backgrounds and are looking for a career in this area.
Graduates will have a good understanding of the fact that finance is changing, and accounting, business information systems, and analytic methods are adapting to the internet as a delivery channel.
The programme is jointly provided by the departments of Accounting & Finance and Management Science with input from Computer & Information Science.

Study Details:

MSc 12 months full-time PG Dip 9 months full-time

Module Details:

Core classes: Becoming an Effective Technology Analyst; Big Data Fundamentals; Principles of Finance; Quantitative Business Analysis; Regulations & Technology; Becoming an Effective Technology Analyst; Business Analytics; Business Information Systems; Risk Management for Banks; Security Analysis
Elective classes: Derivatives; Financial Management for Banks; Portfolio Theory & Management; Business Simulation Modelling; Risk Analysis & Management; Stochastic Modelling for Analytics; Big Data Tools & Techniques; Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Data Analytics

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Entry Requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance.

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