Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Financial Technology
This Master of Science in Financial Technology (90 ECTS) has been designed with the specific intention of responding to an increasingly technology-enabled financial services environment - one that requires efficient and effective end to end deliverables. Given this context, the role and scope of the function of technology in finance has transformed the financial services industry in recent years, leading to the integration of a range of technologies into financial services in a way that has changed how financial services are developed and delivered. This has resulted in a deepening of the knowledge and skills required to effectively operate in finance. This has led to a high demand within finance for graduates that can comfortably understand financial services and the impact of technology, automation, data science and web-based business on the industry. The demand is not only from learners who want to enter the industry but is also from existing employees of financial service companies. Many of those working in financial services entered the business when the primary knowledge and skills required were of the products themselves, and later the regulatory requirements. Now demand for an understanding of the technology / finance nexus is a key requirement for many posts in financial services. The DBS Master of Science in Financial Technology programme aims to produce individuals with the specialised skills and attributes necessary to meet the demands of the modern-day financial services and financial technology environment. Learners will understand the core principles of financial technology, as well as the industry, markets, products and regulation within which financial services are delivered; they will be equipped with operations management and analytics expertise; possess an integrated understanding of financial regulation; critically evaluate sustainable financial services business models and inform business decision making in an ethical context. Moreover, they will develop advanced critical thinking, writing and research skills through the completion of the Research Methods modules along with the completion of a Capstone Module (choice of Dissertation, Applied Research Project, or Placement). The taught component of this programme comprises core modules in The Evolution of FinTech, Quantitative Financial Modelling, FinTech Regulation, Information and Cybersecurity Management, Distributed Ledger and Asset Tokenisation, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Applied Financial Analysis and Research Methods one and two. All modules will facilitate the exploration of new ideas and technologies with learning focused on emerging industry trends as well as best practice. Learners will be able to apply their knowledge to specific issues within a real-world context. The programme will incorporate a multimodal blended approach to delivery across modules including face-to-face classroom, online synchronous and asynchronous deliveries. This programme will accommodate a wide audience of learners from a broad spectrum of industries whose specific learning requirements lie in the area of financial technology (either business, or technically focused). Admission to the programme will require a Level 8 honours bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:2) in a cognate area. Cognate subjects include business, computer science, IT, science, mathematics, statistics, finance, economics, engineering and information systems or related areas. The Master of Science in Financial Technology is a 1 year full-time/ 2 year part-time programme consisting of eight taught modules, three 10 ECTS modules, six 5 ECTS modules, and a 30 ECTS Dissertation, Applied Research Project, or Placement option. For learners who cannot continue, for personal or professional reasons, to the research component of this programme, there is an embedded exit award titled, Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Financial Technology (Level 9, 60 ECTS). For learners who cannot continue for personal or professional reasons beyond the first semester of the programme, there is an embedded exit award titled Certificate in Financial Technology (Level 9, 25 ECTS).
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