The MSc in Financial Technology is an interdisciplinary program that addresses the knowledge gap created by the speed of technological transformation in financial services and markets. The amalgamation of finance and technology has resulted in one of the most rapid shifts in skills requirements within an industry in recent times and to accommodate this change we need to be better equipped in the areas of finance, technology, regulation, and data science to be able to effectively operate in the industry.
The M.Sc in Financial Technology program will prepare you to develop an understanding of new digital business models in financial services, technological innovation in business practices, quantitative skills, and the application of emerging technologies to financial services.
The program is comprised of 90 ECTS credits and can be completed in about 18 months. For a detailed list of courses taught in this program, please refer to the curriculum.
Towards the end of the course you will undertake a dissertation under the guidance of a mentor.
Foundations of Fintech
Fintech Economics and Business Modeling
Data Science using Python
Data Mining and Business Intelligence
Law for Fintech
This program is conducted fully online.
Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent / higher)
This program requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title, in any discipline.
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please reach out to our admission staff.
This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking). If you have taken an English language test in the last two years, that is good to have. If not, you can explore a waiver for the English language test.
The English proficiency test is waived-off for the following candidates:
- Native English speakers, OR;
- Applicants who have completed their previous qualifications (e.g. bachelor’s degree) in English language, OR;
- Applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in an organization in which English is the primary language of communication.
Our program fees are very reasonable in comparison to other schools. Please calculate the fees applicable to you by using our online fee calculator.
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
The MSc in Financial Technology is an interdisciplinary program that will provide you with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation, and further study.
You can get employed in the financial services industry to perform analytical tasks, including the analysis and interpretation of data and big data., financial services domain to business models, practices, and quantitative finance. You can work as a consultant by using strategic thinking on related to emerging technologies and financial services.
This program can be completed in about 1.5 to 2 years. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.
The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.
You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.
A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.
Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,
Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.
In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.
You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.
Once you are nearning the completion of your coursework, you will work with your mentor to finalize a topic. You will then work on your dissertation under the guidance of your mentor and submit it once complete. The word count required is a minimum of 15000 words. You may be required to defend the dissertation as per the applicable academic policies.
No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.
A virtual graduation ceremony may be conducted for which you will be invited to join via video-conferencing. After this the completion documents are sent to your postal address by courier.