/MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Masters (taught)

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20210831

Subjects: Fintech, Information Technology, Project

Accredited by: AMBA, AACSB

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

FinTech (financial technology) is disrupting and reshaping commerce. The term is applied anywhere technology is used to help companies manage the financial aspects of a business. It includes new software and applications, processes and business models.

 

In June 2017, Ernst and Young reported that FinTech had achieved initial mass adoption in most markets and will continue to gain momentum. In the UK, FinTech has been valued at around £7 billion by Deloitte, so it’s no surprise to see it in all major political parties’ economic strategies.

 

There’s never been a better time to build your expertise in this exciting and evolving area.

 

Understanding rapidly evolving financial markets

This course combines our expertise in finance, computing, risk and behavioural science. You’ll look at innovative technologies and the disruptive nature of FinTech business models.

 

We’ll show you how Fintech has combined finance and technology and is changing the way companies and consumers interact. You’ll also discover how it has affected the regulatory environment in which companies operate.

 

You’ll get to grips with different elements such as programming, business analytics, digital strategy, data science, strategy and risk in financial services.

Who is this course for

The demand for FinTech is growing rapidly. Recent research shows employers need graduates with programming, data analytics and finance skills.

 

Our graduates use their skills and FinTech expertise in the financial services sector, either with innovative ‘disruptive’ technology companies and start-ups or within large banking institutions.

 

The Faculty of Business and Law’s Careers and Employability service is here to support you during your time here and up to three years after you graduate. They can help with everything from writing your CV to preparing for an interview.

 

To get ready for life as a graduate, you’ll also have the opportunity to build connections with employers through careers fairs, guest speakers and internships.

What will I learn

FinTech is disrupting and reshaping commerce. From mobile apps putting banking in our pockets to cryptocurrencies tearing down traditional boundaries, we’re living through a financial revolution. Our masters is your chance to get involved. Study with us and you’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the business models and technologies that are shaping the global financial sector.

 

You’ll leave us with a valuable set of professional skills that are in demand the world over. You’ll be ready to apply for senior roles in a range of financial services companies – from innovative ‘disruptive’ technology firms and start-ups, to large banking institutions.

 

You’ll study seven core units, covering areas including Innovations in Technology and Applied Blockchain Technology, as well as an in-depth consultancy-based dissertation. You’ll also study two option units – allowing you to tailor your course to your interests.

 

During the year (or two, if you study part-time), you’ll also have a chance to apply your learning in practice by joining our internship scheme.

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