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Master of Fintech and Investment Management

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Expand your skills and nurture an exciting future with advanced understanding of the new technologies, financial strategies and business models changing the face of business, including agribusiness.

New finance-based technologies and innovation strategies are revolutionising the global economy. Banking, investment and commerce are increasingly driven by the application of data, backed by transaction information held on new blockchain platforms. Lincoln University’s Master of Fintech and Investment Management grows the advanced skills you’ll need to evaluate and apply fintech priorities to finance, investment, information technology as well as agriculture. 

It will cultivate your ability to help businesses (including agribusinesses) flourish through applying new disruptive technologies and leaner, data-driven business models. This programme is ideal if you already have a conventional finance background and want to upskill, or if you have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated subject. 

*Please note: This programme is offered pending approval.

How you’ll grow

  • Through advanced learning on blockchain technologies and how they are redefining workflows, global payments and prosperity creation, as well as specialist courses covering investment management, software development, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and an indepth grounding in fintech business analysis.
  • By learning how fintech platforms streamline business activities with mobile payments and money transfers, peer-to-peer lending, fundraising and crowd-sourcing 
  • By gaining knowledge of the changing regulatory and legal financial landscape, cyber security and policy issues, online lending and wealth management, demonstrated through theory and real-world industry-specific business cases
  • Through specialist courses covering investment management, software development, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence plus an in-depth grounding in fintech business analysis,
  • By gaining hands-on experience through fintech contemporary research and industry placement.
  • By laying the foundation to achieve the globally recognised Chartered Financial Technologist (CFT) professional designation.

Career opportunities

The rapid adoption of fintech worldwide has created escalating demand for trained professionals with both fintech and financial analysis skills. Your strong foundation in investment management plus fintech-related skills will give you a clear advantage in career roles in New Zealand and overseas. These include fintech product management, customer experience management, fintech compliance and risk control management, fintech start-ups analysis, wealth management, investment analysis, specialist agribusiness finance and consulting, information technology, agricultural and horticultural finance and investment consulting.

Programme structure

The Master of Fintech and Investment Management is a 180-credit taught master’s degree, delivered through both face-to-face and online learning.

You can complete the programme in 12 months if you start in November. Or you can begin study in the February or July intake, taking 18 months to complete (allowing for a summer break). To progress to the compulsory specialist and capstone courses, you’re required to complete 60 credits of underpinning courses.

If you don’t have a relevant bachelor’s degree, you may be required to complete supplementary study either before or in parallel with your postgraduate programme, as specified by the Academic Board.

Compulsory courses:

Underpinning courses   

COMM602   Principles of Accounting and Finance

COMP636    Software Development

Plus one from:

COMM601    Principles of Managerial Economics

COMM603    Principles of Business Management

COMM604    Principles of Marketing

Specialist courses          

FINC604        Derivatives and Alternative Investments

FINC616        Investment Management

FINC611        Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptoassets

FINC612        Big Data and Machine Learning - Tools and Techniques

FINC 698       Research Essay

FINC 699       Research Placement 

COMM605      Research for Managers

Online learning requirements

Distance learning is available for time-tabled classes with the use of Zoom video conferencing. Using the Zoom platform, you’ll be able to participate fully in lectures and interact with fellow students and lecturers. We’ll also make recordings of class sessions available.

To access lectures on the Zoom platform, you will need:

  • Broadband wireless or wired internet connection (3G or 4G / LTE)
  • Speakers plus microphone, either built-in, USB plug-in or Bluetooth wireless
  • Webcam or HD webcam, either built-in or via USB plug-in
  • HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card can be used

 

 

Programme information

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Programme contacts

Cuong Nguyen

Dr Cuong Nguyen

Senior Lecturer

[email protected]

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