• » Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology (FinTech)

    Programme Title  Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology (FinTech)
    CAO Code  
    LYIT internal code  
    Standard Code Places:  20
    National Framework Level  8
    Award Type  Major
    Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from QQI
    Why choose this Programme>?
    40,000 people are employed within financial services in Ireland today with 8,800 of them specifically within FinTech.  This programme has been designed to equip graduates with the core knowledge, skills and competencies to underpin a career as a FinTech Professional in the financial services industry. It aims to address the requirement for employees in the financial services sector to have a more hybrid skillset. Much consultation has taken place with the financial services industry to validate the choice of modules for the programme. 
    The duration of the programme is one-year and involves learners undertaking taught modules and a work placement.
    Key Features
    • Level 8 Programme (60 ECTS)
    • Strongly aligned with industry jobs
    • Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
    • Skill base is transferable throughout the wider financial technology and general financial services areas
    • Best practice speakers
    • Work placement opportunities with local Financial Services organisations
    Minimum Entry Requirements
    Applicants will have an Honours degree in Business/Finance/Economics/Mathematics or Computing or in a related discipline with at least 30 credits in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computing (minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 or equivalent).  Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.  RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
    What will I study?
    Year/SemesterProposed ModulesMandatory/
    No of credits
     1/1  The Financial Services Industry Mandatory  10
     Debt Mandatory  10
     Project Management  Mandatory  10
     1/2  Equity Mandatory  10
     Financial Systems Analysis Mandatory  5
     Software Engineering Mandatory  10
     Work Based Learning Mandatory  5
    Learning Outcomes
    Having successfully completed the Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology (FinTech) participants will be able to:
    • Examine the theory and concepts relating to the financial services environment and the growing interaction between finance and technology
    • Analyse the operation of the debt markets and the role they play within the financial services sector.
    • Apply Project Management tools and techniques within the financial services sector.
    • Discuss the operation of equity based instruments and the role of equity markets within in the financial services sector.
    • Prepare and manage business solution requirements and modelling, and, evaluate software engineering methods, processes and techniques.
    • Demonstrate leadership and operate effectively in a variety of team roles.
    • Demonstrate the ability for self-directed and independent learning from completion of various applied tasks.
    • Critically evaluate the importance of ethics and their role in the financial services industry
    Career Opportunities
    Graduates from this programme will be equipped with a skill set that is hugely in demand both regionally, nationally and internationally.  Graduates will be suitable for roles in FinTech, Payments, Asset Management, Trading, Insurance and Banking.
    Application Procedure
    Applications may be made directly for this programme by downloading the application form here: Postgraduate Programmes Application Form.