MSc in Financial Technology

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description
AACSB Accredited

MSc in Financial Technology

Manchester Metropolitan University

Overview

FinTech (financial technology) is a term which can be applied anywhere that technology is applied or used to help companies manage the financial aspects of their business, including new software and applications, processes and business models. FinTech has evolved to disrupt and reshape commerce and in particular financial services. In June 2017, Ernst and Young (EY) issued a report that concluded that FinTech had achieved initial mass adoption in most markets and that FinTech adoption will continue to gain momentum. Fintech in the UK has been valued at around £7 billion by Deloitte, so it is of no surprise to see the industry feature prominently in all major political parties’ economic strategies and in University curricula.

Fintech has blended finance and technology together and is changing the way companies and consumers interact. It has affected the regulatory environment in which companies operate with regulators looking at data protection and cybersecurity, amongst other areas. Fintech uses programming code to effect efficient transmission of financial assets cheaply and securely over the internet.

Given this background, the new course combines expertise in finance, computing, risk and behavioural science. It looks at innovative technologies and the disruptive nature of FinTech business models. The programme allows students to focus on different elements such as programming, business analytics, digital marketing, data science, strategy and risk in financial services.

The course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the rapidly evolving financial markets.

Accreditations, Awards, and Endorsements

Endorsement
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Course Details

Core Units

  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Innovations in Technology
  • Financial Strategy, Regulation and Avoidance of Business Failure.
  • Applied Blockchain Technology
  • Business Model Innovation & Fintech
  • Behavioural Science for Management
  • Finance for Managers
(The above units are 15 credits unless stated)


Option units

Choose 2 units from the list below:
  • Business Analytics
  • Strategy for Digital
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Exploratory Programming
  • Global Strategic Innovation
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions
  • Quantitative Modelling

Teaching team

You teaching team all hold Masters qualifications. Many of our staff are professionally qualified accountants and/or will hold doctorates.

Career prospects

Career and employability support
The Faculty of Business and Law's dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during, and up to three years after you graduate. With a focus on developing and enhancing your employability skills, there is a range of careers support services on offer during your time here including Professional Development Weeks twice a year, where a festival of skill-building activities, training, and employer networking takes place.
You are encouraged to explore your employment options during studying for your postgraduate qualification and you will have the opportunity to engage with employers through careers fairs, guest speakers, and internships.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) in maths, computing or finance-related subject.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
UK and EU students: Full-time: £9250 per year. Part-time: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Non-EU and Channel Island students: Full-time: £15,500 per year. Part-time: £2584 per 30 credits studied per year.
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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