SPJ London's MSc Financial Technology imparts cutting-edge skills, fast-tracking your career for today's challenging business environment.
The MSc Financial Technology (MFT), with internship is a 12/16-month specialist, master’s level course with an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that will produce professionals with skills highly sought after by financial industry firms.
Students will learn about Fintech ecosystem players, disruptive Fintech business models, the use of emerging technologies, various partnership models and the regulatory landscape. It will enable students to develop sufficient skills to work effectively with IT, AI, Data Science and domain experts. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to solve contemporary business problems and develop the relevant algorithmic programming skills to solve specific problems in the Banking industry.
The course will provide real business, relevant and practical blended ICT knowledge within a Fintech landscape - as well as a well-balanced critical awareness of the global financial regulatory landscape. It will also explore the trends in technologies for payment, lending, insurance, wealth management, regulation and compliance.
The course includes topics specifically designed to build skills and competencies in emerging technologies for financial services helping students develop the business expertise, acumen and technological prowess they need to succeed. This course will also develop their investment decision making skills as well as innovation, automation, strategy, digital design thinking and agile skills in the context of the Fintech sector. These are the skills most in-demand by Fintech companies, traditional and challenger banks, Neo-banks, start-ups, enterprises, consulting companies and regulators. Soft skills support is provided to students to develop their transferable skills by enhancing their communication skills and developing their team leadership skills through various group and role- playing activities.
Issues around integrity, ethical conduct and professional accountability are explored throughout the programme to ensure that students have a sound awareness of regulatory requirements and professional practices in the financial technologies industry.
Students will emerge from this program with a highly employable skill set which is in high demand among employers within the Fintech industry. These include:
Career development will be undertaken in a number of ways including mock interviews to prepare students for internships and jobs; activities around Alumni engagement and career talks by recruiters. These activities offer networking opportunities and additional learning opportunities for students.
After completion of taught modules, students enrolled on the programme will have the opportunity to engage in work-based learning via a 4-month (16 week) pass / fail internship. This can be undertaken within the UK or in Singapore, Australia, Dubai and Mumbai; subject to visa requirements, on-site or on-line. This allows the student to gain first-hand experience within a real business environment to enhance their future employability. Students work on an agreed project relevant to their degree, with support from both a corporate and academic mentor. At the end of the internship students will give a presentation and submit a report which addresses the learning outcomes of the module and includes a critical reflection of their workplace experience. The school will assist in finding appropriate corporate internships via its in-house Corporate Relations Office. Note that internship opportunities cannot be guaranteed, and students are encouraged to identify a possible placement as early as possible in their degree.
180 credits are required to fulfil the requirements of the programme.
Applied Research Project
As an MFT student at SPJ London, you can expect a higher level of engagement with the curriculum, with 18 contact hours per week, compared to the average of 12 hours per week in UK business schools.
Today’s agile employment sector requires flexible, job-ready business graduates with both professional and academic experience. The range of learning and assessment methods in SPJ London programmes are designed to prepare you for this, ensuring maximum employment potential as soon as you graduate.
We encourage critical analysis and debate on contemporary management issues and place emphasis on independent study and research. At the core of our programmes is the belief that learning should reflect real life business contexts. Students thrive where theory meets practice, which is why our courses emphasize interactive elements such as business simulations, live projects, real time trading, seminars and rich industry-academic collaborations.
SPJ London’s applied-learning approach to assessment ensures you graduate with practical, immediately applicable skills. Continuous assessment through individual and group assignments, class participation, simulations, projects, and examinations accurately quantifies your understanding and growth. Our assessments are ‘authentic’ - designed to mimic real world environments.
The SP Jain global experience goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. In each of the cities, students participate in structured global immersion activities that expose them to regional business practices, political beliefs and cultures. For instance, in Dubai, students visit the Burj Khalifa to understand the strategic planning behind its creation. London too will host its own set of cultural immersion experiences. This distinctive aspect of our multi-campus learning model ensures that students acquire academic knowledge but emerge as culturally enriched global graduates.
SP Jain has a strong reputation for developing highly skilled, sought-after, employable graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds. The SP Jain London School of Management is committed to developing employable graduates and the curriculum has been designed to enhance employability at all levels of study. The MSc Financial Technology is an innovative and interdisciplinary programme that aims to fulfil the skills gap and market demand in the FinTech industry by equipping students with the most in-demand skills relevant in the sector. Although the programme is finance focused, given the wide-ranging applications of data analytics, the students will gain skills that are easily transferrable to a wide range of other industries, including e- commerce, hospitality, retail, pharmaceutical and media.
Typical career routes for graduates from this course will include: