The Springboard 2020/21 brochure is available here for download.
Dublin Business School in conjunction with Springboard+, their Partner Network and other relevant industry partners have developed an intensive part-time Level 8 Graduate Conversion programme leading to a Higher Diploma in Science in FinTech award.
Technological innovation applied to financial services has created a wave of disruptive activity that will change the shape of the global financial system over the next decade. This has created demand from graduates and employees for programmes specifically tailored to the skills required for a changing financial services industry.
This is an interdisciplinary programme that focuses on finance, data analytics and computing. It is designed to appeal to graduates seeking to gain exposure to FinTech - the technology enabled business model innovation in the financial sector.
Graduates from the programme upon completion will be able to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as business analyst in a FinTech organisation, data analyst, financial analyst, quantitative first and second tier support, back, and mid office analytics, portfolio analyst, funds analyst, Implementation consultant, index consultant and manager in the area of financial technology.
Programme Aims & Objectives
This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery from end‐to‐end covering a wide range of financial technology topics, whilst providing a focus on application and the regulation required in this area. The programme focuses on practical skills in core areas such as data & financial analytics, e-Finance, financial services and cybersecurity while also offering applied skills in contemporary topics such as data analytics, and financial applications. Its aim is to create a mastery of core financial technologies and financial systems while also enhancing the practical technical skills of the learners.
The specific programme aims are as follows:
Develop learner’s criticality in order to analyse industry trends in FinTech
Provide learners with a platform to develop the requisite knowledge and technical skills in current and developing financial technologies
Prepare learners to work effectively and collaboratively in the execution of common goals
Provide learners with systematic knowledge of the management of Financial Technology in organisational and regulatory contexts
Facilitate the development by the learner of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace
Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner
Enable the learner to identify, develop and apply analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills
Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.
To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must hold a Level 8 degree in a cognate discipline OR a Level 8 degree in a non-cognate discipline with 1-2 years professional experience in a related industry. Due to the mathematical nature of the content candidates will be required to show sufficient competency in mathematics.
For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Learners may also access this course on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis based upon their educational record, work experience, their ability to demonstrate technical or mathematical problem solving skills and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.
View the March 2021 timetable here.
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020
For further information please visit: ESF Information and Communication guidelines.
*Eligibility and entry requirements apply.