Technological innovation applied to financial services has created a wave of disruptive activity that will change the shape of the global financial system over the next decade.
This has created demand from graduates and employees for programmes specifically tailored to the skills required for a changing financial services industry.
This is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to gain exposure to FinTech - the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.
Aims and Objectives
This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end‐to‐end covering a wide range of financial technology topics, whilst providing a focus on application and the regulation required in this area. The programme focuses on practical skills in core areas such as data & financial analytics, e-Finance, financial services and cybersecurity while also offering applied skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, and financial applications. Its aim is to create a mastery of core financial technologies and financial systems while also enhancing the practical technical skills of the learners.
The specific programme aims are as follows:
Develop learner’s criticality in order to analyse industry trends in Fintech
Provide learners with a platform to develop the requisite knowledge and technical skills in current and developing financial technologies
Prepare learners to work effectively and collaboratively in the execution of common goals
Provide learners with systematic knowledge of the management of Financial Technology in organisational and regulatory contexts
Facilitate the development by the learner of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace
Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner
Enable the learner to identify, develop and apply analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.
FinTech has quickly become one of the biggest sectors in tech. From an employer 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.
December 13th 2016, Minister Eoghan Murphy TD, unveiled 10 FinTech start-ups ready to launch in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland. It is estimated that from start-ups to multinationals, as many as 5,000 new jobs could be created in the Irish FinTech sector by 2020.