Diploma in FinTech

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Description:
The Diploma in FinTech is a course designed to provide a thorough empirical, theoretical and practical introduction to the field of finance and technology.
This course appeals to all those who wish to pursue a career in the field of FinTech. It is also recommended to industry people working in the field of finance/with a background of finance and who wants to build knowledge in IT or people working in the field of IT/with an IT background and who wants to build a knowledge in finance.

Aims and objectives
This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end-to-end covering a wide range of finance and technology topics, whilst providing a focus on application and the regulation required in this area.
| To provide an educational foundation for a career in FinTech.
| To enable students to make an immediate contribution in FinTech while in employment.
| To provide flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development.
| To develop a range of skills and techniques essential for successful performance in this competitive and dynamic FinTech industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to;
| Demonstrate high level knowledge in the field of FinTech.
| Apply FinTech principles in the industry/sector/company.
| Analyse trends in the FinTech environment.
| Analyse and understand the FinTech Regulatory Environment.

Assessment methods
Modules will be delivered through a mix of lectures, tutorials and guest lectures. Assessment methods include written examination, project, report, essay, presentation and case studies.

Careers
Fintech has quickly become one of the biggest sectors in technology. From an employers’ perspective, there are a number of companies looking for graduates with these skills in the short and medium term. Career opportunities exist in banking, insurance, and technology companies as well as in innovative start-up situations.

Course Structure

YEAR 1 MODULES
1 Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Risks
2 Financial Services Environment
3 Introduction to software engineering
4 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
5 Introduction to Business Analysis
6 Fintech Regulatory Environment
YEAR 2 MODULES
1 Corporate Finance
2 Artificial Intelligence in the industry
3 Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Cybersecurity
4 Hedging and Derivatives
5 Sources of Finance: Introduction & Valuation
6 Programming Languages

Entry requirements:
Two A-levels or equivalent

Duration of Study:
2 years

Study Mode:
Full Time / Part Time

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