QQI Level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Fintech
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Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Dublin Business School (DBS) Higher Diploma in Financial Technology is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to enhance their career prospects in the FinTech space - the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector. Multiple other government reports including "IFS 2020 Strategy- A Strategy for Ireland's International Financial Services Sector 2015-2020"," Digital Transformation: Assessing the impact of Digitalisation on Ireland's workforce (Dec 2018)" highlight the demand for fintech roles and the changing workplace of the future in these areas.
This programme aims to provide graduates with the aforementioned skills, knowledge and competences in the area of Financial Technology. The programme focuses on practical skills in core modules such as:
- Data & Financial Analytics
- Financial Services and Cybersecurity
- Data Analytics
- Financial Applications
- Industry Related Credit Bearing Project
Its aim is to create a mastery of core financial technologies and financial systems while also enhancing the practical technical skills of the learners.
This is a 2-year part-time programme.
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.
Graduates from the programme upon completion will be able to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as business analyst in a FinTech organisation, data analyst, financial analyst, quantitative first and second tier support, back, and mid office analytics, portfolio analyst, funds analyst, Implementation consultant, index consultant and manager in the area of financial technology.
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.
To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must hold a Level 8 degree in a cognate discipline OR a Level 8 degree in a non-cognate discipline with 1-2 years professional experience in a related industry. Due to the mathematical nature of the content, candidates will be required to show sufficient competency in mathematics.
Candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills as part of previous programme learning. Typically, holders of more technical, numerate degrees are likely to gain a higher ranking in any order of merit in selection for the programme.
Typical disciplines which would fall into this category would be:
Some candidates will also have gained a Level 8 qualification in a programme with a significant IT component and/or significant numerate element. Such programmes vary greatly in mathematical and information technology content and assessment would be by detailed examination of subject content, assessments and syllabi.
Typical programmes which would fall into this category could include:
• Management Information Systems
In addition, an IELTS score of a minimum 6.0 or equivalent is required, where full-time study has been conducted in a language other than English or for applicants whose first language is not English. Applications without this will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (RPL).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in relation to their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.
This part-time programme will run over 2 academic years, 2 evenings per week and some weekends. This option is designed for people in employment.
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
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Dublin Business School,
13/14 Aungier Street,
Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. Such applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case by case basis based upon their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.
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