MSc Financial Technology

Fast-moving trends in technology and banking have altered the landscape for those seeking to make an impact in the world of finance. The MSc Financial Technology provides an advanced education in the multiple converging skills and knowledge bases that are required by the organisations of the future.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Glasgow is emerging as one of the UK’s leading FinTech hubs; it is well positioned to offer a unique business network and industry connections.
  • Students will benefit from a multi-disciplinary learning experience – this programme is delivered collaboratively by the internationally renowned Schools of Business, Law and Computing Science.
  • The core of the programme emphasises the development of critical and systems thinking regarding the extraction of meaning from information in a business and legal setting.
  • It aims to highlight recent technological developments in financial markets and identify the wide array of their new applications, e.g. big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, and robo-advising, inter alia.
  • Graduates will become enlightened, enterprising and engaged with new processes around the management of risk, uncertainty and human performance in a rapidly changing global business and finance marketplace.
  • The Adam Smith Business School’s mission is to sustain and foster a place of outstanding quality, research-led and professionally-focused, bringing together inspiring people for the purposes of research, learning and teaching, and engaging with corporate and policy connections, with impact locally and globally.
  • The MSc Financial Technology programme embodies the School’s mission through drawing on current applied research expertise and insights into professional practice in finance and enterprise, equipping students to contribute to this sector through their studies and become leaders in subsequent professional practice.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The MSc Financial Technology positions graduates for a variety of exciting fintech career pathways. All graduates will gain an advanced understanding of finance, regulation, innovation risk and strategy, benefitting from close interaction with global industry figures and a dynamic fintech ecosystem.

Through the capstone MSc project, graduates will tailor their learning experience to suit individual career aspirations. Options include: completing an industry placement where they will work on an applied fintech challenge; pursuing a research project that may lead to an analyst or academic career; or pursuing a start-up opportunity by developing a market-ready investment pitch through a rapid incubation process. This flexibility ensures graduates can position themselves effectively as they learn more about financial technology and the opportunities for employment with both large corporations and fast-growing scale-ups.

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Modules

  • A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT: KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • BUSINESS MODELS FOR INNOVATION IN FINANCE
  • DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
  • HUMAN ERROR AND SYSTEMS SECURITY
  • FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (FINTECH) REGULATION
  • TECHNOLOGY AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INFOMATION
  • ADVANCES IN MACHINE LEARNING IN FINANCE
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN FINANCE
  • BIG DATA ANALYTICS
  • FORENSICS (M)
  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION RETREVAL
  • FINTECH RISK MANAGEMENT
  • PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ISSUES (H)
  • £25,290 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time