Fintech and Digital Transformation in Finance (Major on the Financial Management bachelor program)

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FinTech and Digital Transformation
in Finance

Major on the Financial Management program

About the Major

Finance became much more exciting with digital transformation and FinTech solutions based on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and machine learning. These technologies revolutionize financial services by making them more efficient, effective, and accessible. Top professional associations and business leaders forecast great job perspectives for open-minded young professionals with deep financial knowledge and a passion for new-era skills that know how to use modern technologies to improve business results.

This major is based on the latest best practices delivered to the classroom by KU business partners, especially by Goldman Sachs, the major's strategic partner. During the classes, you will explore digital transformation trends in both financial and non-financial sectors, including such technologies as blockchains, P2P or cryptocurrencies. You will also learn how to analyze and use digital solutions to enable close business partnerships and develop new business models, which opens the employment (and self-employment) options widely.

You do not need any programming skills to apply for the major: the program is focused on the implementation of digital solutions without the Data Science behind it. Instead, you will learn how to use your financial knowledge in cooperation with data scientists and programmers to manage digital transformation and incorporate latest technologies into business.

Please be advised that the major will launch only if a minimum number of 17 students sign up for the major.

Partners of the Major

What you gain from your studies?

During your studies, you will gain knowledge and practical skills in the areas of:

  • Understanding digital transformation and FinTech trends as well as the underlying technologies
  • Navigating the FinTech ecosystem
  • Analyzing the value chain of FinTech-based products and services
  • Evaluating risks and opportunities of disruptive digital transformation strategies.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Fintech and Digital Transformation in Finance Major will be ready to find employment in positions such as: 

  • Entrepreneurs in Technology Start-Ups
  • Digital Transformation Manager / Consultant
  • FinTech Project Manager / Consultant
  • Blockchain Manager
  • Wealth Tech and Robo Advisor
  • Web Business Developer
  • Crowdfunding Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Online Client Advisors
  • Compliance Specialist
  • App Developer
  • Change Consultant.

Major cources

  • Fundamentals of Fintech
  • FinTech Business Models
  • Digital Transformation Management in Finance
  • Expert Lab for Fintech and Digital Transformation.

Class schedule

  • Full-time programs

Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon.

The major can be chosen as part of the Financial Management program.