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The MSc in Strategic FinTech is the only specialist FinTech Masters programme pitched at the executive level.
The course aims to equip middle to senior managers with the skills and knowledge to understand and exploit fintech as a strategic resource and/or manage the consequences of FinTech-related disruption to organisations and industries.
The MSc is delivered in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, who will operate from a new state-of-the-art building in FinTech Bay from summer 2021.
The course features:
The possibility of completing the programme with a business start-up project is also seen as a unique, high-value offering in the Bahraini market.
The Strategic Fintech Masters will be delivered through a student-centric, flexible and modern format. It will integrate the latest theory, practice and implementation approaches.
The programme will address recurring themes of how to manage and lead effectively in a context of digital disruption, digital economy, and the digital transformation of banking and finance industries, processes, applications and products & services.
Participants will acquire deep insights into emerging technologies impacting on financial industries, and how to interpret, strategise, invest, innovate, drive change & lead people effectively in this dynamic context.
The programme is currently structured over 4 semesters, with 2 semesters a year, each approximately 5½ months. The order is shown in the table below:
|Leading Digital Transformation in a Finance Context (20 credits)|
|How to lead people and teams in the change and innovation efforts required to implement digital transformation in a finance context (industrial, organisational, functional).|
|Mastering Evolving Digital Technologies (20 credits)|
|Aim to achieve digital literacy in topics such as:
|Global Developments in Fintech (20 credits)|
|Examining institutional level change; global and regional examples, Macroeconomics and implications for organisations; cover off finance fundamentals, and the scope of Fintech developments; potential, risks and ethics of digital disruption in a finance context.|
|Transforming Customer Experience through Financial Technologies (20 credits)|
|Developing marketing insights and user experience design based on creative applications of financial technologies; maximising upside of Fintech.|
|Economic & Regulatory Policies for Fintech (20 credits)|
|Fintech Strategy & Business Model Innovation (20 credits)|
|AA combination of scenarios, analysis and formulation methods for developing and testing strategies for fintech-led business model innovation & entrepreneurship in the fintech space.|
|Finance Project 1 (20) with 2 hr induction from above|
|Capstone Fintech Experience (40 credits)|
|Option A - Management Research Thesis
Adopting a "traditional" masters project conclusion, complete a fintech-related project scope for a piece of original management research. Include implications for practice. Assessment based on a thesis output.
|Option B - Consultancy/ Implementation Project (intrapreneurship)
Scope and lead a significant fintech project leading to operational costs improvement, enhanced customer experience or transformed business model within an existing organisation (not necessarily the student's own organisation). Assessment based on a project report and final client presentation.
|Option C - Business start-up (entrepreneurship)
With support, develop and establish a fintech or fintech-related business. This can be in collaboration with others. Assessment based on relevant business artifacts (business plan, marketing and finance projects, short and long term strategies, etc.).
Following Documents are required while filling the online application form:
Strathclyde Business School has been at the forefront of the innovative and ground-breaking FinTech movement for a sustainable transformation of global finance for the better. It has successfully pioneered the UK’s first FinTech Masters (2017) and now the first Fintech Masters in the Region.
In response to the ever-evolving role of technology in shaping the future of industries globally, and a particular demand for FinTech education in one of its most established markets – Bahrain - Strathclyde Business School and its partner, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has introduced an MSc Financial Technology (FinTech), fully delivered in Bahrain on a part-time basis.
This new Masters degree will bolster Bahrain’s position as a leading FinTech hub in the region, and offer ambitious individuals the opportunity to gain a cutting edge qualification, delivered by Strathclyde academics, without having to take a year out to complete studies. The intensive two year programme will offer students a rigorous core academic curriculum combined with the entrepreneurial and innovative elements of the “FinTech Revolution”. It includes a selection of financial methods, programming, data analytics and regulations and technology, with a particular emphasis on how these different subject areas come together to create new financial services and products.