Msc FinTech


Hi Duncan,

I am Manish here from India.

I have @20 years of experience in IT specifically in SAP ERP and Project Management.
Now I want to shift to FinTech domain specifically around Risk Management.
I intend to join one of the UK universities such as Sussex / Coventry or Imperial.
Till now i got an acceptance from Coventry London.
In parallel to the course i intend to appear for FRM during May 2021 and complete the part 1 successfully.
With the above background looking forward for your suggestions/guidance.

Appreciate your help.

Hi Duncan,

I am Manish here from India.

I have @20 years of experience in IT specifically in SAP ERP and Project Management.
Now I want to shift to FinTech domain specifically around Risk Management.
I intend to join one of the UK universities such as Sussex / Coventry or Imperial.
Till now i got an acceptance from Coventry London.
In parallel to the course i intend to appear for FRM during May 2021 and complete the part 1 successfully.
With the above background looking forward for your suggestions/guidance.

Appreciate your help.
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Duncan

I'm not the only person on the board. Take a look through the articles linked on my profile page. Use LinkedIn to see what job function you would like in fintech. Fintech isn't a job. See what job you want and then see which programmes are taken by people in those roles. It won't be Coventry. Focus on schools with AACSB, Equis and/or AMBA accreditation.

I'm not the only person on the board. Take a look through the articles linked on my profile page. Use LinkedIn to see what job function you would like in fintech. Fintech isn't a job. See what job you want and then see which programmes are taken by people in those roles. It won't be Coventry. Focus on schools with AACSB, Equis and/or AMBA accreditation.
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mba hipste...

These are quite different schools, in terms of what they offer and their reputation. If you are considering the others, Coventry should be off the table, since it lacks international accreditation.

Sussex would be ok I guess, but Imperial is probably the best option in terms of what you've listed here.

Are these your only choices? What about something like Strathclyde, which offers a decent MSc FinTech course.

These are quite different schools, in terms of what they offer and their reputation. If you are considering the others, Coventry should be off the table, since it lacks international accreditation.

Sussex would be ok I guess, but Imperial is probably the best option in terms of what you've listed here.

Are these your only choices? What about something like Strathclyde, which offers a decent MSc FinTech course.
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Thanks for your kind response. I heard few negative reviews about Strathclyde hence was hesitant. Also I got acceptance from MMU FinTech with 2K Pound tuition waiver.Also an offer from Stirling but still waiting response from Sussex and Imperial

Appreciate your response.

Thanks for your kind response. I heard few negative reviews about Strathclyde hence was hesitant. Also I got acceptance from MMU FinTech with 2K Pound tuition waiver.Also an offer from Stirling but still waiting response from Sussex and Imperial

Appreciate your response.
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Just an update got acceptance from Sussex as well. Imperial result on 2nd June.

Appreciate response

Just an update got acceptance from Sussex as well. Imperial result on 2nd June.

Appreciate response
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Duncan

Good luck with Imperial. I'm not really sure what an MSc in fintech will teach you, give your tech background. I would look more at a MSc in finance as an alternative. There's a big gap between Imperial and Sussex.

Good luck with Imperial. I'm not really sure what an MSc in fintech will teach you, give your tech background. I would look more at a MSc in finance as an alternative. There's a big gap between Imperial and Sussex.
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Duncan

I would certainly consider Oxford, Warwick and Cass: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2018

I would certainly consider Oxford, Warwick and Cass: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2018
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Thanks for kind response.

I agree there is a Gap between Sussex and Imperial. I am hopeful for Imperial.
Also agree with your comment that I am not there o learn technology but to gain functional knowledge within Finance domain specifically around Risk Management and Regulation Tech. I am also intend to appear for FRM during Nov 20 and May 21.

Appreciate your response.

Thanks for kind response.

I agree there is a Gap between Sussex and Imperial. I am hopeful for Imperial.
Also agree with your comment that I am not there o learn technology but to gain functional knowledge within Finance domain specifically around Risk Management and Regulation Tech. I am also intend to appear for FRM during Nov 20 and May 21.

Appreciate your response.
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Duncan

Did you look at Edinburgh's MSc's in Finance, Technology & Policy or in banking and risk, the LSE's MSc in risk and finance or the Nottingham MSc in risk management?

In fact, at Imperial I wonder if the MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering might be better for your goals? I think that your skills gap is so much on that side, and the tech side of a fintech programme might not offer much to you.

Did you look at Edinburgh's MSc's in Finance, Technology & Policy or in banking and risk, the LSE's MSc in risk and finance or the Nottingham MSc in risk management?

In fact, at Imperial I wonder if the MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering might be better for your goals? I think that your skills gap is so much on that side, and the tech side of a fintech programme might not offer much to you.
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Thanks for your response.

Exactly I am not looking for tech side of the FinTech rather as per your assessment more on finance and risk. I would certainly look at LSE .. also have applied for Edinburgh

Thanks for your response.

Exactly I am not looking for tech side of the FinTech rather as per your assessment more on finance and risk. I would certainly look at LSE .. also have applied for Edinburgh
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Razors Edg...

Yeah, I would agree with maybe looking at something more generically in the finance realm than an official "FinTech" program. While these programs are being pitched as the 'new thing,' you can get similar content in a robust MSc Finance. I know you're not looking at schools outside of the UK, but you can check out the curriculum from the HEC Paris International Finance MSc to see what I mean: you can take classes on modeling, analysis, finance engineering, etc.

With a specialized MSc you may get a bit more 'intro to programming' style classes, which may or may not help you, depending on your background. Topics like predictive analytics, while helpful, do not require full-on courses to get up to speed on.

Yeah, I would agree with maybe looking at something more generically in the finance realm than an official "FinTech" program. While these programs are being pitched as the 'new thing,' you can get similar content in a robust MSc Finance. I know you're not looking at schools outside of the UK, but you can check out the curriculum from the HEC Paris International Finance MSc to see what I mean: you can take classes on modeling, analysis, finance engineering, etc.

With a specialized MSc you may get a bit more 'intro to programming' style classes, which may or may not help you, depending on your background. Topics like predictive analytics, while helpful, do not require full-on courses to get up to speed on.
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Duncan

An intro to programming course sounds like waste, compared to a graduate course in something you can't learn online just as well.

An intro to programming course sounds like waste, compared to a graduate course in something you can't learn online just as well.
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Thanks for your response..
Considering the suggestions I am getting more inclined towards FinTech, Risk and Investment Analysis course offered by Sussex...In addition they are offering me scholarship for FRM exam.I intend to complete FRM in parallel to the course.

Thanks for your response..<div><br></div><div>Considering the suggestions I am getting more inclined towards FinTech, Risk and Investment Analysis course offered by Sussex...In addition they are offering me scholarship for FRM exam.I intend to complete FRM in parallel to the course.</div>
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Duncan

Why.

Why.
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Hi Duncan,
Please help me to understand the context of 'Why' ?I am still waiting for a response from Edinburgh. I will prefer Edinburgh over Sussex.
Thanks

Hi Duncan,<div><br></div><div>Please help me to understand the context of 'Why' ?</div><div>I am still waiting for a response from Edinburgh. I will prefer Edinburgh over Sussex.</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks</div><div><br></div>
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Duncan

I'm just curious: I think you arrived on the thread thinking you needed a fintech course, then the discussion raised more deep-dive finance options, bt you moved back to a fintech degree. 

I'm just curious: I think you arrived on the thread thinking you needed a fintech course, then the discussion raised more deep-dive finance options, bt you moved back to a fintech degree.&nbsp;
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Let me explain in short. As I am looking for a domain knowledge I am opting for Finance heavy FinTech than a tech heavy FinTech but FinTech is must as it wont be appreciated if I move with vanilla Finance. 

Let me explain in short. As I am looking for a domain knowledge I am opting for Finance heavy FinTech than a tech heavy FinTech but FinTech is must as it wont be appreciated if I move with vanilla Finance.&nbsp;
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Let me explain in short. As I am looking for a domain knowledge I am opting for Finance heavy FinTech than a tech heavy FinTech but FinTech is must as it wont be appreciated if I move with vanilla Finance. 

Let me explain in short. As I am looking for a domain knowledge I am opting for Finance heavy FinTech than a tech heavy FinTech but FinTech is must as it wont be appreciated if I move with vanilla Finance.&nbsp;
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Duncan

A top-tier MIF will be more appreciated than an MSc in fintech from an average university. 

A top-tier MIF will be more appreciated than an MSc in fintech from an average university.&nbsp;
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Thanks much Duncan, Appreciate your response.Meanwhile I was in touch with few deans for MBA and all have responded positively.Also specifically discussed my Finance inclination ...glad to share all of them agreed.So now I am thinking MBA options fromWarwikAMBSBath and Edinburgh 
In parallel shall apply for LSE MFin as they are still accepting the applications

Thanks much Duncan, Appreciate your response.<div>Meanwhile I was in touch with few deans for MBA and all have responded positively.</div><div>Also specifically discussed my Finance inclination ...glad to share all of them agreed.</div><div>So now I am thinking MBA options from</div><div>Warwik</div><div>AMBS</div><div>Bath and Edinburgh&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>In parallel shall apply for LSE MFin as they are still accepting the applications</div><div><br></div>
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