MSc Programs in Fintech

Compare 4 MSc Programs in Fintech

Earning a Master of Science can be an effective and fulfilling way to secure more lucrative jobs and can help students prepare for a doctoral program. This two-year degree offers a more intensive study over a student’s chosen field.

What is an MSc in Fintech? This field of study, sometimes called financial technology, focuses on the use of technology in the world of finance to help make transactions and data research more practical and efficient. The world of fintech is ever-changing as it increases in popularity and necessity. As technology improves above and beyond, fintech students can use this advanced degree to help prepare them for careers in this field. Some courses may cover traditional finance and business systems such as accounting and management. Other courses may be strongly centered around research and analytic methods to deepen students’ comprehension of fintech application in the real world.

Many employers find that students of fintech are often highly analytical and exhibit strong mathematical thinking skills. Fintech students also tend to be quick and adaptable to any situation.

The location of a school, how many courses are in a program and other factors can all influence the cost of earning an advanced degree. Students who are interested in comparing tuitions are encouraged to contact school admission offices for more information.

As the world's fintech continues to develop and advance, so do the numerous career possibilities. Students with an advanced degree in this field may find themselves competing for higher-paying leadership positions than a student without a master’s. Career opportunities exist in a variety of industries that students may choose from, such as banks, government agencies, consultancy firms and more. Some students may choose to work as financial analysts to help develop investment plans and research market trends with reliable computer simulations, and financial engineers can often find positions at financial institutions or develop an independent consultancy.

Students can pursue a master’s degree in nearly any country, and many universities offer online courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc in Digital Currency - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 semesters September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MSc in Digital Currency is designed to help financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of digital currency, how it will likely interact with existing monetary and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in digital currency systems. [+]

Duration (years): 3 semesters or 1 year Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Digital Currency Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

The MSc in Digital Currency is designed to help financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of digital currency, how it will likely interact with existing monetary and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in digital currency systems.

The programme seeks to fill an important gap that exists today between the supply of and demand for academic knowledge in the area of digital currency. More specifically, while the interest in digital currencies has skyrocketed in the past few years, academic institutions have been slow to implement academic programmes that cover the need for educating specialists in the area, addressing it in its entirety (technical and financial aspects alike).... [-]


MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation. [+]

Overview

Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.

Our new MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It’s an innovative course designed for those looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.

Fintech combines the technology from big data and analytics, mobile computing and modern financial services. Some of the activity in the sector is being carried out by the large, existing financial institutions, but the majority comes from small companies who are developing disruptive technologies.... [-]


Executive Master of Science in International Finance (MIF): Finance and Technology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

Technology is profoundly changing the finance industry as we know it, and with it, the skill set needed to succeed in the industry. This new track aims to bring together the two fields of finance and IT in order to enable you to understand how technology affects the finance industry of the future. [+]

Technology is profoundly changing the finance industry as we know it, and with it, the skill set needed to succeed in the industry. This new track aims to bring together the two fields of finance and IT in order to enable you to understand how technology affects the finance industry of the future.

You will receive a thorough finance education combined with comprehensive skills in programming, machine learning and big data. In addition, you will learn how these concepts can be implemented in finance.

Target group

This track is suitable for professionals with a minimum of two years of experience in relevant fields.

If you have a minimum Bachelor's in Economics or Finance or technological background and seek to boost your career opportunities in the finance industry, this track is for you.... [-]


MSc in Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis

University of Sussex Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Brighton

This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialise in financial technology (fintech). You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience. [+]

Key information Duration: 1 year full time Start date: September 2019 Apply by: 1 August 2019 (International), 1 September 2019 (UK/EU)

This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialise in financial technology (fintech).

You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience.

Our curriculum is designed in consultation with major professional bodies including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

Why choose this course? Top 50 in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018). 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2019). 3rd in the UK for annual research income (Chartered Association of Business Schools 2016/17). ... [-]