Fintech (FT)

Be a Financial Disruptor

FinTech is a disruptive juggernaut – one that is fundamentally changing everything from how we bank and invest to how we buy insurance. It’s even redefining how we pay for everyday goods and services.

Despite the transformational impact FinTech has already had, ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet’. That’s because the rapid development of machine learning, data analytics, and blockchain technology is rewriting what’s possible. These technologies will soon revolutionise how we approach credit and risk management, identity protection, data security, and portfolio allocation.

We don’t yet know the full impact this change will have on the future of finance and business. But we do know that our FinTech programme equips you with the skills – and confidence – to compete in this new financial age.

What you will gain

Our interdisciplinary programme is designed to not only give you a range of practical skills, but also the entrepreneurial mindset needed to drive the disruption. We use a combination of face-to-face workshops, group activities, and hands-on exercises to cover everything from FinTech basics to the job-specific skills demanded by such roles as:

  • Payment specialists
  • Peer-to-peer lenders
  • AI and robot advisors
  • Regular technologies
  • Crowdfunding
  • Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain

To enhance your learning, the programme includes an opportunity to get real-world experience by working in an actual FinTech company. During your internship, you’ll apply your new skills and knowledge towards creating new products and services – even help bring them to market. For those who prefer to take a more academic approach to learning, our course also offers the opportunity to conduct research in a major European R&D centre, as well as the option to complete a PhD programme. 

Unlock new career opportunities

Careers in FinTech are simply exploding. You will leave this programme having the training and skills needed to unlock a range of career opportunities. Our FinTech graduates can be found working in open innovation settings and in such leading technology companies as Google, Amazon, and Netflix. Some have even gone on to launch their own start-ups and consultancies.

Ready to join their ranks? Then enrol today and start driving the digital transformation with FinTech!

Is this Course for Me?

Our FinTech Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a Bachelor of Science degree or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Computer Science
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Electrical Engineering / Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Business administration and Finance (with a strong component on computer science)

Applicants with reasonable knowledge of the fundamentals of computing and information sciences and technologies may also be considered. In some circumstances, relevant work experience may compensate for a lack of relevant degree. Such work experience should be justified in your letter of motivation.

How is the Programme Structured?

All EIT Digital Master School programmes follow the same scheme:

  • Students study one year at an ‘entry’ university and one year at an ‘exit’ university, both of which are located at an EIT Digital hot spot.
  • The first year is similar at all entry points, with a focus on basic courses that lay the foundation for the chosen technical programme. Students are also introduced to business and management during this first year. During the second semester, a design project is combined with business development exercises to demonstrate how technology can be transformed into a successful business. Students are also taught how to prepare and present a convincing business plan. Students have the option to take elective courses.
  • In between the first year and the second year, our summer school programme addresses business opportunities within a socially relevant theme.
  • The second year offers a specialisation and a graduation project. The graduation project includes an internship at a company or a research institute and cumulates with a Master thesis having a strong innovation and entrepreneurship dimension.
  • Graduates receive degrees from the two universities and a certificate awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

To learn more about the I&E minor please click here.

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