Professional Diploma in Fintech

Live Online LearningNext Course Starts Nov 17thfrom €1,500

Turbocharge your understanding of the fintech sector with this 12-week Fintech course. Explore how fintech has made it easier and cheaper to transfer money, manage investments, and plan finances and why both established and challenger companies in this sector are leveraging technology.

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  • Industry expert lecturers
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Course Information for Fintech

€1,500

Secure your place with a 10% deposit and pay the rest in instalments. Flexible payment options available.

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Showing dates for: Nov - Mar 2022

Starts 17 Nov - Ends 16 Feb 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Wednesdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Starts 18 Jan - Ends 05 Apr 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Tuesdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Starts 23 Mar - Ends 08 Jun 2022

Part-time

Course Type

Live online lectures with an industry expert

Duration

12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week

Timetable

Wednesdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

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Professional Diploma in Fintech course content and learning outcomes

Develop your knowledge of the complex area of financial technology and its impact on personal and business finances across the world. Understand the threats and opportunities in this important sector.

What will I learn about Fintech?

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This in-depth course is designed to give you a thorough comprehension of fintech, including its historical context and future potential. Using real-world case studies, you will develop an awareness of how both startups and traditional institutions are using fintech in areas such as lending, currency, insurance, and wealth management. You will learn about tools and practices such as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), and cryptocurrency.

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Fintech Course Modules:

The Revolution In Payments

The Revolution In Payments

Understand how fintech companies are making it easier, cheaper, and more convenient to transfer money.

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  • Fintech business models
  • Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • History of the payments industry
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The Promise Of Cryptocurrency

The Promise Of Cryptocurrency

Learn about Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), which is behind cryptocurrency and could fundamentally change finance. Look at the many challenges that have so far slowed progress.

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  • History of cryptocurrency
  • Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
  • Blockchain
  • Smart contracts
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CBDC & The Future Of Money

CBDC & The Future Of Money

Learn about the potential of Central Bank Digital Currencies, an electronic form of central bank money that would make daily payments fast, easy, and secure.

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  • Stablecoin
  • CBDC
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Other Fintech Business Models

Other Fintech Business Models

Learn about the main fintech lending models, such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and ‘buy now, pay later’.

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  • Peer-to-peer
  • Buy now, pay later
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Regulation & Regtech

Regulation & Regtech

Understand how light regulation has encouraged the rise of fintech and how the EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) has encouraged open banking.

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  • Bank capital requirements
  • PSD2
  • Open banking
  • Regtech
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Insurtech & Wealthtech

Insurtech & Wealthtech

Understand how technology is changing the insurance and wealth management industries.

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  • AI in wealth management
  • Machine Learning in wealth management
  • The digitisation of insurance
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Have questions about the Professional Diploma in Fintech?

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Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for professionals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the fintech sector. By the end of the course, you will be able to discuss the implications of fintech adoption (or lack of adoption) in sectors such as commerce, lending, currency markets, insurance, and wealth management. You will be familiar with the different models, protocols, and practices used to provide fintech products and have studied real-world examples of fintech solutions to give context to your understanding.

How will this course help with my career?

Originally associated with ‘alternative’ financial products, fintech startups acted as disruptors in their industry. But fintech is now mainstream and many traditional incumbents offer credible fintech propositions. Globally, 64% of individuals and 25% of SMEs use fintech solutions. In Ireland, fintech is a significant employer. This course would suit professionals working in a finance-related role that is experiencing change because of fintech innovation, looking to move into fintech, or needing to understand the threats or opportunities to their own business.

What is the online learning experience like?

Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience. 

Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection. 

Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.

What is the student experience like?

Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.

How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed through three written assessments. You will pick a fintech of your choice, one that is relevant to your own business or is of interest to you. Then, you will complete each of the three assignments by referring to and researching your fintech of choice. All report-style assignments are due two weeks after the last class, although you will be able to start completing them throughout the course.

What are the benefits of a Professional Diploma?

UCD Professional Academy diplomas and awards are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders and academic specialists our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals.  Professional Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.

The Professional Academy in an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters.  They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.

For full details of UCD Professional Academy’s Awards & Governance please visit https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/governance/

How do I get my Diploma?

Your UCD Professional Academy Diploma will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this qualification to your LinkedIn profile.

What payment options are available?

A place on any of our programmes can be secured with a 10% deposit.

For part-time programmes students will be required to pay 45% of the fees before the start of the course, with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.

Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/

Pricing

Professional Diploma in Fintech

Learn how fintech is changing the future of financial services. Identify the challenges and opportunities this brings to your business.

Course Price

€1,500 Enrol Now

Secure your place with a 10% deposit and pay the rest in instalments.