Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Technology
Level 9 About NFQ
Accounting and Finance
Sean O'ReillyEmail Phone
Room 4079, TU Dublin, City Campus, Aungier St. Dublin 2
Assistant Head of School
• This programme merges Financial Theory and knowledge of key Finance concepts with hands on practical Financial Analytics and Fin Tech technologies.
• Postgraduate Diploma Level 9 Programme (60 ECTS).
• One year full time conversion programme.
• Blended Delivery format with majority of lectures online supported by our Virtual Learning Environment - Brightspace.
• Developed in partnership with the leading companies in Finance and Fin Tech industry.
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning.
• Case study based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the students knowledge, skills and competence.
• The programme addresses to a significant level all four key areas, which have been deemed by government as being of critical importance at this time: digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future.
This programme is based on three strands: Finance & Regulation, Tools & Techniques for the Fin Tech industry and Financial Data Analytics.
This Postgraduate Diploma is a conversion course available to those who already have a Level 8 honours degree. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in Fin Tech with a recognised qualification in this growing field.
Graduates may have the option of progressing on to the MSc in Fin Tech in TU Dublin, should they wish (additional fees will apply).
Indicative Programme Content includes
• Governance & Regulation for the Fin Tech Industry: Knowledge of the regulatory and governance requirements
• Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies: Understanding blockchain and DLT technologies
• Financial Data Analytics: Data Analytics for the Finance industry
• Financial Modelling: Building models to enhance performance
• eFinance and Services: Understanding eFinance, smart contract etc.
• Domain Skills for Fin Tech: Tools and Skills related to the Fin Tech Industry
• Cyber Psychology & Innovation for Fin Tech: Understanding the drivers of change and the innovation process
Applicants must hold a level 8 (or equivalent) qualification. Priority will be given to applicants from a numerate undergraduate discipline
Advances in technology, when 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 and this has created demand from graduates and employees for programmes specifically tailored to the skills required for a changing financial services industry. The aim of this programme is to enable students to understand the changing financial landscape and engage with technology that is disrupting the industry. To give graduates the opportunity to develop their skillset to embrace these changes. This programme will provide learners with a specialised and applied knowledge of the digital transformation that is occurring, both from a technology and application point of view, and how this transformation is currently affecting banking and finance and trends into the future. The core of the programme emphasises the development of critical and systems thinking regarding the extraction of meaning from information in a financial services setting. It aims to highlight recent technological developments in financial services and identify the wide array of their new applications, e.g. big data, blockchain and distributed ledgers, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, and robo-advising, inter alia. Programme Aims to provide: An in-depth understanding of the future of money, markets and transactions, as well as other application areas being impacted by FinTech. Insights into market factors, such as regulation, competition, trends and environment, impacting the financial innovation space. Knowledge of financial world (corporate finance, financial intermediation, capital markets),Information technology skills including big data management, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, smart contracts, and data visualization, Application of big data and innovative methodologies such as machine learning to business activity, e.g. risk management, asset management, customer relationships. The ability to incorporate the new technologies in the traditional intermediation/business activity including soft skills
As this programme will be offered in an online blended format the timetable will be flexible and will be tailored to the work committments of the students.
Sean O' ReillyPhone
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