This innovative degree is aimed at students who want to pursue a career in financial technology and big data in any area of the financial industry. The programme is structured to accommodate part-time students, those working in the financial services sector wanting to acquire the requisite skills to adapt to a rapidly changing industry.
Students will master the technology behind modern financial innovation and big data analysis through in-depth training in machine learning, software design, and distributed ledger technologies. The degree combines technology with an understanding of financial markets and is designed to foster entrepreneurship. Students will collaborate closely with fintech start-ups and the financial services industry.
Applicants must have an Honours (or four–year equivalent) degree in any discipline with at least 65%, and with exposure to mathematics and computing at the undergraduate level. Applicants do not need an advanced background in statistics and computer science but must have an interest in coding.
(The MPhil specialising in Financial Technology is an interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by the Department of Statistical Sciences and AIFMRM. Students register in the Faculty of Commerce.)