Fintech for Business (FTB)

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

The FinTech for Business programme is a master's degree offered to current undergraduate business students who seek to achieve their career faster by specialising in FinTech from the perspective of computer science and information technology. The programme is designed to provide students with the skills and technology knowledge needed to succeed in the rapidly changing world of finance: the rapid development of machine learning, data analytics, and blockchain technology is rewriting what is possible, this master's will help students with a toolkit of knowledge to navigate and lead these ongoing digital transformation.

What you will gain

If you're a business student interested in the intersection of finance and technology, a Master of Science in Fintech could be the perfect program for you. The curriculum of a typical Fintech Master's programme covers everything from the basics of Fintech to 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 FinTech for Business offers opportunities to gain real-world experience by working in an actual Fintech company. During your internship, you will apply your new skills and knowledge towards creating new products and services and even help bring them to market, while getting exposed to highly facilitated cutting-edge lab environments.

Unlock new career opportunities

Empower your future with the skills and technical expertise to explore a myriad of career pathways upon completing our Fintech for Business Master's programme. Embark on a journey where the convergence of finance and technology reshapes industries. Our accomplished Fintech graduates have forged compelling careers, pioneering innovation in open settings and holding impactful roles in premier technology conglomerates such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix.

Are you ready to step into this dynamic realm and drive the digital transformation forward? Seize the chance to become a part of this innovative wave by applying today. Gain the expertise, network, and insights that will not only shape your career but also contribute to the global evolution of financial technology.

Is this Course for Me?

The Fintech for Business Master’s programme is open to applicants with either a bachelor's in business or economics or who are in their final year of study in:

  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • International Economics
  • Public Administration and Economics

The programme is designed for students with a bachelor's degree including 45 ECTS in computer science or equivalent personal or professional experience and a genuine interest in IT. Applications will be thoroughly reviewed by an admissions committee that will evaluate each applicant's background to determine eligibility for direct admission or the need for additional preparatory courses.

For students whose computer science proficiency requires further development, the possibility of enrolling in preliminary courses is available. The courses will be determined by the admissions committee during the evaluation process and will be provided online. Students will be requested to pass them before the beginning of the master’s programme (~1st of September).

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 or engineering 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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