Financial Technology & Analytics Track
The economy is undergoing massive digitalisation. Fintech and digital finance are pushing the envelope for financial-related institutions on many fronts – for example, digital banking, customer insights, risk assessment, capacity optimisation, market intelligence and operational efficiencies. Financial institutions that leverage on new technologies such as blockchain, analytics and A.I. often gain a competitive edge.
Fintech can be leveraged across all business lines offering financial services such as banks, insurance, Big Tech (e.g. Facebook and Tencent). Use cases include blockchain for trade finance, A.I. for RPA, as well as robo-advisors and analytics for cross-selling potential and fraud detection. However, digitalising businesses requires knowledge of financial business, technology, analytics and management domains. The industry-acclaimed MITB Financial Technology & Analytics (FTA) programme prepares and develops graduates and professionals with the financial technology and analytics skills that are highly demanded by the world of finance.
The Master of IT in Business (FTA) is an intensive programme with 2 options for completion:
Full-time candidature :
A MINIMUM OF 1 YEAR TO A MAXIMUM OF 2 YEARS
Part-time candidature :
A minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 4 years
Students can switch between these 2 modes of candidature at any time, but the change can only be made once.
The MITB programme runs its academic year based on that of the Singapore Management University, which operates on 3 regular terms comprising 10 study weeks, and 2 special terms of 5 study weeks. Some courses may include an additional week to administer examinations.
MITB class sessions are 3 hours long, and are conducted in a highly interactive, seminar-styled manner. Class sessions combine lectures with discussions, hands-on lab sessions, problem-solving practice classes, and group work. Through our pedagogy, students have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty, full-time professional hires (instructors) and student teaching assistants. In addition, students also meet with industry experts who share their experiences and perspectives through regular seminars organised by the MITB (FTA) programme.
All classes are held either on weekday evenings from 7pm onwards, Saturday mornings from 8.15am onwards, or Saturday afternoons from 12pm onwards. These timings have been chosen to accommodate the schedules of part-time students who are working, and full-time students who might be engaged with industry attachments.
The MITB curriculum has its courses classified into the following series:
Course modules listed are subject to change.
Students must complete and pass a total of 15 Course Units (CUs) with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to graduate with the MITB degree.
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Any 4 full-day topics across the categories here|
|TECH||Spreadsheet Modelling for Decision Making|
|FINTECH||Digital Banking & Trends|
|FINTECH||Fintech Innovations & Startups*|
|FINTECH||Data Science in Financial Services*|
|ANALYTICS||Python Programming & Data Analysis|
|FINTECH||Choose any 2 CUs|
|ANALYTICS||Choose any 2 CUs|
|TECH||Choose any 1 CU|
Choose any 4 CUs from the following^:
Last updated on 02 Jun 2021 .