This MSc in Financial Technology (FinTech) teaches the big data techniques, computer programing, and analytics that banks and insurance companies are looking for. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of the changing nature of finance and how accounting, business information systems, and analytic methods are adapting to the internet as a delivery channel.
The course is provided jointly by the top-ranked Departments of Accounting & Finance and Management Science with input from Computer & Information Science.
The course is 12 months full-time, with two semesters of classes followed by two projects over the summer. You'll gain a comprehensive skill set using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and engagement with FinTech start-ups. The course content will involve interaction with the Bloomberg Trading Simulation Laboratory in the Business School.
You can exit at the end of 9 months with a PgDip.
Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance.
Strathclyde Business School
Accounting and Finance