Business Administration with a specialization in Fintech Management

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Graduate Degree

Duration
12-24 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time, Part-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
112

CH Credits
79

Tuition Fees For The 2 Year Program
CHF 30,500

Why FinTech Management?

Global Digitalization has significantly impacted the financial industry, creating a revolution through Financial Technology. Students in the Master degree program will be provided with theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in FinTech in order to increase their employability within the industry. The career opportunities for someone with both the technical and business skills needed to manage FinTech implementations are enormous and expanding rapidly.

The digitalization of financial markets has brought about exciting and fast-paced developments. In this, Switzerland is a leader in many ways, tracking these trends and establishing itself as a catalyst for financial innovation on a global level.

In global terms, every tenth FinTech start-up was founded in Switzerland. As of 2019, investments in the global financial market in Swiss FinTech enterprises have amounted to CHF 10-14 billion. From 2016 to 2019, the amount of FinTech Start-ups in Switzerland, currently 170, increased six-fold, with 14 incubators in the FinTech ecosystem.

As this emerging field surges forward, traditional banking institutions and corporations of every size and geographic location are struggling to understand, staff, and implement FinTech. An immense shortage was identified for technical personnel with the requisite business skills to transition into management roles.

Degree Overview

The FinTech Management Master degree at AUS provides students with financial, business, technological, and managerial skills to penetrate the industry and provide financial services for companies while creating innovative ideas to impact the market through disruption.

The program considers the disruptive and innovative nature of FinTech as a technology-enabled business model. Moreover, as FinTech is continuously changing and evolving, so too will the curriculum at AUS evolve to keep pace. The curriculum links cutting-edge business theory to practical experience as students are guided to solve real-world challenges. This environment emphasizes collaboration and team building alongside the healthy competition.

At AUS, top-tier internationally diverse classmates come together, share professional experiences, and form groups of team players where mutual commitment and joint accountability lead to highly effective teams. Beyond the depth and breadth of knowledge gained in the classroom, the life-long connections developed while attending AUS will be of immeasurable value.

To this end, we require and actively support internship placement, on-site company visits, and executive mentoring. With our vast network of contacts at nearby, world-renowned, corporate headquarters, students are sure to find opportunities tailored to meet their specific needs.

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Graduate Degree

Duration
24 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time, Part-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
112

CH Credits
79

Tuition Fees For The 2 Year Program
CHF 30,500

Modules

5

Foundation

13

Core

8

Specialization

“The global FinTech Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.17%, reaching USD 305.7 billion by 2023.”

This degree builds on a student’s knowledge developed at a bachelor level and will develop their business personality and hone their management skills. Students will study core modules in which they will conduct in-depth analysis of business practices and apply this to the FinTech industry in order to gain expert industry knowledge. Students will use specialized modules to apply their theoretical knowledge and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the impact their knowledge can have.

Module Examples

  • Applications in Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • FinTech Analysis: Data-Driven Credit Modeling
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Transaction Verification: Reducing Cost and Risk with Emerging Technology
  • Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and Cybersecurity
  • Robo Advisors and Systematic Trading
Internships and Placements
Career Opportunities

During their degree students must undertake at least one internship. Students are support by our dedicated careers team and faculty to ensure they can find an internship relevant to their career path. Students are also encouraged to undertake additional internships in other fundamental business areas in order to broader their experience and enhance their CV.

The financial services sector is fast evolving right before our eyes amid a technological revolution. Financial institutions are changing the way they think, and new customers have more options than ever at their fingertips. The Fintech industry is set to revolutionize the way we spend, manage, save, and invest our money. It will provide opportunities to a new generation of professionals with an understanding in business, finance and IT. Studying Fintech Management, you could progress into careers including;

  • Blockchain Development
  • Financial Analytics
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Business Development
  • App and Product Development
  • Business Intelligence

Why Switzerland?

Rated in the Top 2 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe, Switzerland is an exceptional location to live, study and work. Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horology eminence and more than 1.5 million cows, Switzerland offer an international study experience like no other.

Among its many charms, Switzerland scenery tops it all. Stunning Lake Geneva lends itself to great boating and swimming, and of course the mountains are there for memorable hiking. If you love to ski and snowboard, there is no better place than Switzerland. And if you don’t know how to ski and snowboard, there is no better place to learn. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.

Why AUS?

The American University in Switzerland (AUS) is a private and fully accredited institution of Higher Education located near beautiful Lake Geneva. With a professor to student ratio of only 1 to 7 and a graduation rate of nearly 95%, students will experience the individual attention they deserve and obtain the career they desire.

At AUS, we recognize that business leaders today must not only master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions but also the soft skills needed to make them a better collaborator. To thrive in this field and to truly create value in an organization, leaders must acquire the management skills necessary to interface across the organization.

Recognizing the need for this skillset in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders in business administration.

Download a copy of our brochure today and transform your career
in Fintech Management with an AUS Master Degree.

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