Specialised Course in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation (SCFTDT)

A.Y. 2020-2021

What makes the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation (SCFTDT) unique:

  • Faculty composed by leading experts in Finance, Technology and Digital Innovation:
    You will learn only from leading and recognized Fintech professionals/experts: the faculty is composed of outstanding professionals (e.g. CEOsFounders, Managing Directors, Marketing Managers, Partners, Chief Innovation Officers, etc.) forging Fintech day by day.
     
  • Courses designed and led by recognized experts:
    We re-designed the curriculum together with our partners and professors in order to have: 1)  a cutting edge program in line with the latest market trends 2) a program aligned with our partners’ needs.
    The courses are led by Course Directors coming from the industry.
     
  • Fintech Tour in 3 European Fintech Hubs and International Network (optional):
    The Specialised Course is designed for entrepreneurs and professionals interested in expanding their network internationally.
    Thus, in collaboration with our International Development Committee and our global network we decided to offer our students the unique opportunity to develop an international network through the Fintech Tour in 3 of the main European Fintech Hubs: Berlin, Madrid and Milan!

    Participation in the Fintech tour is not mandatory.

Why a Fintech Tour?
To give participants the opportunity to meet in person some of the world’s most innovative companies (Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech companies, Banks, Consulting Firms, Entrepreneurs) and discover international professional opportunities.

  • No degree required to attend the program:
    Participants holding a High School Diploma (“diploma di maturità”) can attend the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) & Digital Transformation, and learn about new market trends, business models, data science, coding and marketing while continuing their current job.

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Please find below some important features of the SCFTDT (in common with the MFTDT):

Activities with the Partners:

  • online lessons
  • in company visits, meetings and lessons (during the Fintech Tour) (optional)
  • applied business projects and researches
  • online meetings with partner companies
  • Fintech talks

Faculty composed by:

  •  Associate Partners
  • CEOs | Former CEOs
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • CTOs
  • Founders
  • Head of Customer Relationship Management and Customer Journey
  • Head of Organization
  • Leading Academics
  • Others

Where the Faculty works:

  • Asset Management Companies & Banks (e.g. Anima SGR, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, BNL, Banca Finnat, Citi, Ferratum Bank, Unicredit, etc.)
  • Consulting Firms (e.g. Accenture, EY,  KPMG, PWC)
  • Entrepreneurial Organization (e.g. Endeavor)
  • Energy (e.g. Enel X)
  • Fintech (e.g. Credimi, Digital Gold Institute, Moneyfarm, Paydo (Plick), Re-Lender, Soldo etc.)
  • Marketing (e.g. financeAds, Instilla)
  • Regulators (e.g. Banca d’Italia, Consob)
  • Venture Capital Firms (e.g. Blackfin Capital Partners)
  • Universities (e.g. Cass Business School, University LUMSA, Tor Vergata University, etc.)

Where the Faculty come from:

  • Asia (Hong Kong, Tokyo)
  • Europe (Berlin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome etc).

The program follows the same curriculum of the Master in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation and  is structured on four main pillars:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Marketing

and aims at providing a comprehensive knowledge of the drivers that are changing the Financial industry.

The Curriculum is organized in 3 main modules:

  • Module 1 - Foundations
  • Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship
  • Module 3 - AI and Digital Innovation

What you will learn - you will acquire advanced knowledge in the following topics: Finance, Financial Technology (Fintech), Digital Innovation & Transformation, Data Science and Coding.

Moreover the courses are designed to help you develop an international mindset and a critical approach to understand and contribute to the financial and technological revolution.

The courses are designed, organized, and directed by leading experts in the field.

Let’s see the Curriculum more in depth:

Module 0 (late Feb 2021)

  • Pre-course Statistics
  • Pre-course Excel
  • Pre-course PowerPoint

Module 1 - Foundations (Feb - Mar 2021)

  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Advanced Corporate & Investment Banking           
  • Coding Lab 
  • Regulation & Compliance

Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship (Mar - Jun 2021)

  • Fintech
  • Insurtech
  • Regtech
  • Digital Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship & Growth Hacking

Module 3 - AI & Digital Innovation (Jun - Sep 2021)

  • AI in Finance: Big Data & Machine Learning
  • AI in Finance Lab
  • Quantitative methods for Digital Marketing
  • Innovation Management
  • Digital Transformation

International Fintech Tour (Summer 2021) (optional)

Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid and Milan

Module 4  - Research and Startup Project (Sep- Dec 2021) + Final Dissertation (Dec 2021)

In order to fulfill academic requirements, students have to choose one of the following:

Research Project:
Students are expected to prepare a research paper on an advanced Fintech related topic.

Startup Project:
Students are expected to apply the knowledge and tools acquired in class to create a detailed and comprehensive business plan outlining all the key elements necessary to properly set up a successful business.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Fintech Talks
  • Growth Hacking Hackathon 
  • Business Games

 

COURSES DESCRIPTION

Module 1 - Foundations

Banking and Capital Markets
Topics covered: Intro to Banking, Corporate finance, Corporate & Investment Banking and Financial Markets, Risk Management

 Capital Budgeting
Topics covered: Principles of Corporate finance, Cash Flows’ Calculation and simulation, Capital Budgeting Criteria and Methods

Advanced Corporate & Investment Banking      
Topics covered: M&A, LBO

Coding Lab
Topics covered: Foundations of Programming, Python, APIs, SQL

Regulation & Compliance
Topics covered: Financial Markets Regulation, The Regulatory European Landscape for Fintech, Anti-money laundering for Fintech companies, PSD2, GDPR

 

Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship

Fintech
Topics covered: Digital Payments, New Business Models and Processes, Crowdfunding, P2P lending, Robo AdvisoryWealthtech, Proptech, Neobanks, Open Banking, Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology, Financial applications of Blockchain

Insurtech
Topics covered: the Insurance and Insurtech Value Chain, How insurtech is evolving (funding and verticals), Use Cases

Regtech
Topics covered: GRC, KYC, AML, Fraud Monitoring, Authentication, Main Drivers for Regtech Adoption

Digital Marketing
Topics covered: Digital Marketing Strategy, Landing Pages & Website UX, Digital channels (SEO, SEA, Social Ads), Other Channels (DEM, Programmatic, Native, etc), Web Analytics & Monitoring, Customer Relationship Management, Brand, Image &  Reputation Management

 Entrepreneurship & Growth Hacking
Topics covered: Product and Service Design, Business Model Canvas,  Project Management, Venture Capital, Technology Trends (AI & Deep Tech, Quantum Computing), Corporate Culture and Agile Structure, Start-Ups’ World, The Lean Startup,  Start-ups & Investment Rounds, Value Design Workshop

 

Module 3 - AI & Digital Innovation

AI in Finance: Big Data & Machine Learning
Topics covered: Data (Gathering, Storing, Cleaning), Preprocessing, Supervised learning, Unsupervised learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Data Visualization, Feature Engineering, Model selection, Risk Management

AI in Finance Lab
Topics covered: Machine learning with sklearn, Artificial neural Networks with Keras, Natural language processing with NLTK

 Quantitative methods for Digital Marketing
Topics covered: Purchase Experience and Theory of Funnel, Behavioural Economics in the Purchase Experience, Customer Base Acquisition Modelling & Forecasts, Quantitative Tools for Marketing (A/B test, SEO, etc)

Innovation Management
Topics covered: Open Innovation, Technology Transfer, Strategic Approaches

Digital Transformation
Topics covered: Transformation Management, Change Management, Agile Methodologies, Innovation Accounting

What’s about - Visit 3 European Fintech Hubs, meet some of the world’s most innovative companies and discover international professional opportunities through the Fintech Tour.

Goal - The Fintech Tour is designed to creating networking opportunities with our Partners and other innovative companies such as:

  • Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech companies
  • Asset Management Companies
  • Banks
  • Fintech Entrepreneurs & Experts
  • Consulting Firms
  • Government Institutions

Where - In the following cities:

  • Berlin
  • Madrid
  • Milan

Benefits for students - The Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid, and Milan is a unique opportunity for students to:

  • meet the industry and listen to their experiences “at their home”;
  • attend in company lessons about the topics of Module 1, 2, 3;
  • meet with the Managers and HR of the company;
  • build a truly international network;
  • discover international career opportunities.

Note: Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid and Milan is not mandatory and participants are responsible for travel allowances and all other costs (accommodation, meals, etc.).

Send us an email to fintech@lumsa.it if you want to discover more about the Fintech Tour

Activities with the Partners:

  • online lessons
  • in company visits, meetings and lessons (during the Fintech Tour) (optional)
  • applied business projects and researches
  • online meetings with partner companies
  • Fintech talks

For more information on the Faculty and Partners please refer to the Master in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation webpage

    The Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation is designed for those who wants to:

    • Learn about the newest market trends, the features of financial markets, the impact of technology in finance and the effects of the digital transformation/innovation;
    • Attend a specialised course taught by outstanding professionals and professors;
    • Build an international network;
    • Meet some of the best companies in the industry

    Admission requirements

    To be eligible for admission to the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation, candidates must:

    • hold an High School Diploma (“diploma di maturità”) (obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling)

    Provide self-certification of the High School Diploma (for Italian students).

    Otherwise, if in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach:

    • the final high school diploma obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling (or a certified copy), with
      • a) its legal translation in Italian (only for documents issued in languages different by English, French, Spanish, German);
        b) the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study or the “Statement of comparability” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy) or the diploma supplement (only for students who have a degree) issued by the university with an English version.
        c) the Apostille of the High School diploma issued by the Italian embassy of the country of study or the “Statement of verification” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy).
    • hold one of the following English language certificates:
      • Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or
      • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or
      • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)
        NB: Applicants not holding a certificate can apply and, upon conditional offer, will be invited to attend an English Knowledge Interview. If you have international experiences we will also consider those experiences in order to assess your language skills.

    For more info on the Admission process, please visit the “Tuition Fees & How to Apply” section.

    Location
    Lessons will be held online.

    Fintech Tour (optional) - During the Fintech Tour, our students will meet international companies in Berlin, Milan, and Madrid.

    Note: During the Fintech Tour some lessons will be held in the offices of our partners.

    Duration
    11 months (February 2021 - December 2021)

    Format
    All lessons will be held online in live streaming, recorded in HD and uploaded to our e-learning platform. Students will have access to the recordings so they can use the learning material on-demand.

    Benefits of the online format:

    • save time (e.g. no commuting)
    • study at your pace through live streaming recorded lessons in HD
    • attend an international Course directly from your house
    • attend an international Course without taking off your job
    • network with international experts and classmates
    • better work-life balance

    Nevertheless, since we know the importance of meeting each other also in person, we organized (if you want) the Fintech Tour!

    Calendar
    Lessons will be held (online) mainly on Thursday eveningFriday afternoon/evening, and Saturday morning/afternoon. You will have roughly 10/13 hours of lessons per week.

    Note: Enrolled students will be provided with a detailed calendar of the lessons.

    Learning objectives

    The Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation is designed to provide students and young professionals with the right skillset and international mindset to lead and contribute to the Fintech revolutionSpecifically, they will:

    • Gain an in-depth understanding of the global finance ecosystem and its features
    • Become familiar with the business models and applications that are disrupting the financial industry
    • Learn how to draft, execute, and manage financial innovations
    • Acquire the skills to analyze complex data sets and forecast via Machine Learning techniques
    • Learn how to code in Python
    • Learn how to develop and run Fintech digital marketing campaigns
    • Master the tools to successfully launch your own Fintech startup
    • Understand how regulation is evolving and changing in line with the main technology developments
    • Acquire a global entrepreneurial mindset

    At the end of the Specialised Course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance of the “Specialised Training Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation”.

    SCFTDT and MFTDT Co-organizer: Fintech EduLab

    Fintech EduLab is a company dedicated to shaping education in finance. Our programs are designed to equip students with the tools, knowledge, skills, and mindset to succeed in the new world of finance.

    We are proud to be supported by a global network of great professionals from leading financial institutions, universities, investors, and startups.

    Tuition Fee:

    The Specialized Course full tuition fee amounts to:
    € 5,500 (+ € 16 stamp duty upon enrollment)

    The tuition is to be paid in 2 installments as follows:

    • € 3.016 upon enrollment
    • € 2.500 by April 2021

    Participants are responsible for all Fintech tour costs (accommodation, meals, travel, etc.). 

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Application Deadline

    Application form must be sent to fintech@lumsa.it for the selection before 30 January 2021.

    Application documents to attach:

    • Curriculum vitae et studiorum
    • Motivation letter
      - Self-certification of the High School Diploma (for Italian students) 1, 2.

    If in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach:

    • the final high school diploma obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling (or a certified copy), with:
      a) its legal translation in Italian (only for documents issued in languages different than English, French, Spanish, German);
      b) the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study or the “Statement of comparability” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy) or the diploma supplement (only for students who have a degree) issued by the university with an English version.
    • The Apostille of the High School diploma issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study or the “Statement of verification” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy).

    LUMSA always reserves the right to request additional documentation useful for the qualifications’ evaluation.

    One of the following English language certificates 3:

    • Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or
    • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or
    • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)

    You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

    Applicants not holding a certificate can apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.
     

    • A copy of the ID Card /Passport
    • A copy of the Fiscal code (if any)

    Please note that:

    1. We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information provided in your application. We do not look just for high grades but rather for well-rounded and motivated students.

    We are happy to help you in submitting a top application. If you need any support with your application, please email us at fintech@lumsa.it.

     

    1 For Italian students: self-certification.

    2 All submitted documents must be in English or Italian

    3 You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

     

    Enrollment form

    Only those applicants who have been formally offered a place in the program are required to download the Enrollment form and complete the enrolment procedure within 15 days from the offer notification date.

    Enrollment form should be sent to certificazionimaster@lumsa.it.

     

    Contacts

    For enquiries about the program: fintech@lumsa.it

    For administrative information
    Segreteria LUMSA Master School

    Goals and admission requirements: 

    A.Y. 2020-2021

    What makes the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation (SCFTDT) unique:

    • Faculty composed by leading experts in Finance, Technology and Digital Innovation:
      You will learn only from leading and recognized Fintech professionals/experts: the faculty is composed of outstanding professionals (e.g. CEOsFounders, Managing Directors, Marketing Managers, Partners, Chief Innovation Officers, etc.) forging Fintech day by day.
       
    • Courses designed and led by recognized experts:
      We re-designed the curriculum together with our partners and professors in order to have: 1)  a cutting edge program in line with the latest market trends 2) a program aligned with our partners’ needs.
      The courses are led by Course Directors coming from the industry.
       
    • Fintech Tour in 3 European Fintech Hubs and International Network (optional):
      The Specialised Course is designed for entrepreneurs and professionals interested in expanding their network internationally.
      Thus, in collaboration with our International Development Committee and our global network we decided to offer our students the unique opportunity to develop an international network through the Fintech Tour in 3 of the main European Fintech Hubs: Berlin, Madrid and Milan!

      Participation in the Fintech tour is not mandatory.

    Why a Fintech Tour?
    To give participants the opportunity to meet in person some of the world’s most innovative companies (Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech companies, Banks, Consulting Firms, Entrepreneurs) and discover international professional opportunities.

    • No degree required to attend the program:
      Participants holding a High School Diploma (“diploma di maturità”) can attend the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) & Digital Transformation, and learn about new market trends, business models, data science, coding and marketing while continuing their current job.

    ****************************************************************************************

    Please find below some important features of the SCFTDT (in common with the MFTDT):

    Activities with the Partners:

    • online lessons
    • in company visits, meetings and lessons (during the Fintech Tour) (optional)
    • applied business projects and researches
    • online meetings with partner companies
    • Fintech talks

    Faculty composed by:

    •  Associate Partners
    • CEOs | Former CEOs
    • Chief Innovation Officer
    • Chief Risk Officer
    • CTOs
    • Founders
    • Head of Customer Relationship Management and Customer Journey
    • Head of Organization
    • Leading Academics
    • Others

    Where the Faculty works:

    • Asset Management Companies & Banks (e.g. Anima SGR, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, BNL, Banca Finnat, Citi, Ferratum Bank, Unicredit, etc.)
    • Consulting Firms (e.g. Accenture, EY,  KPMG, PWC)
    • Entrepreneurial Organization (e.g. Endeavor)
    • Energy (e.g. Enel X)
    • Fintech (e.g. Credimi, Digital Gold Institute, Moneyfarm, Paydo (Plick), Re-Lender, Soldo etc.)
    • Marketing (e.g. financeAds, Instilla)
    • Regulators (e.g. Banca d’Italia, Consob)
    • Venture Capital Firms (e.g. Blackfin Capital Partners)
    • Universities (e.g. Cass Business School, University LUMSA, Tor Vergata University, etc.)

    Where the Faculty come from:

    • Asia (Hong Kong, Tokyo)
    • Europe (Berlin, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Rome etc).
    Contents and structure: 

    The program follows the same curriculum of the Master in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation and  is structured on four main pillars:

    • Banking & Finance
    • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
    • Digital Transformation and Innovation Management
    • Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    and aims at providing a comprehensive knowledge of the drivers that are changing the Financial industry.

    The Curriculum is organized in 3 main modules:

    • Module 1 - Foundations
    • Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship
    • Module 3 - AI and Digital Innovation

    What you will learn - you will acquire advanced knowledge in the following topics: Finance, Financial Technology (Fintech), Digital Innovation & Transformation, Data Science and Coding.

    Moreover the courses are designed to help you develop an international mindset and a critical approach to understand and contribute to the financial and technological revolution.

    The courses are designed, organized, and directed by leading experts in the field.

    Let’s see the Curriculum more in depth:

    Module 0 (late Feb 2021)

    • Pre-course Statistics
    • Pre-course Excel
    • Pre-course PowerPoint

    Module 1 - Foundations (Feb - Mar 2021)

    • Banking and Capital Markets
    • Capital Budgeting
    • Advanced Corporate & Investment Banking           
    • Coding Lab 
    • Regulation & Compliance

    Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship (Mar - Jun 2021)

    • Fintech
    • Insurtech
    • Regtech
    • Digital Marketing
    • Entrepreneurship & Growth Hacking

    Module 3 - AI & Digital Innovation (Jun - Sep 2021)

    • AI in Finance: Big Data & Machine Learning
    • AI in Finance Lab
    • Quantitative methods for Digital Marketing
    • Innovation Management
    • Digital Transformation

    International Fintech Tour (Summer 2021) (optional)

    Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid and Milan

    Module 4  - Research and Startup Project (Sep- Dec 2021) + Final Dissertation (Dec 2021)

    In order to fulfill academic requirements, students have to choose one of the following:

    Research Project:
    Students are expected to prepare a research paper on an advanced Fintech related topic.

    Startup Project:
    Students are expected to apply the knowledge and tools acquired in class to create a detailed and comprehensive business plan outlining all the key elements necessary to properly set up a successful business.

    Extracurricular Activities

    • Fintech Talks
    • Growth Hacking Hackathon 
    • Business Games

     

    COURSES DESCRIPTION

    Module 1 - Foundations

    Banking and Capital Markets
    Topics covered: Intro to Banking, Corporate finance, Corporate & Investment Banking and Financial Markets, Risk Management

     Capital Budgeting
    Topics covered: Principles of Corporate finance, Cash Flows’ Calculation and simulation, Capital Budgeting Criteria and Methods

    Advanced Corporate & Investment Banking      
    Topics covered: M&A, LBO

    Coding Lab
    Topics covered: Foundations of Programming, Python, APIs, SQL

    Regulation & Compliance
    Topics covered: Financial Markets Regulation, The Regulatory European Landscape for Fintech, Anti-money laundering for Fintech companies, PSD2, GDPR

     

    Module 2 - Fintech & Entrepreneurship

    Fintech
    Topics covered: Digital Payments, New Business Models and Processes, Crowdfunding, P2P lending, Robo AdvisoryWealthtech, Proptech, Neobanks, Open Banking, Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology, Financial applications of Blockchain

    Insurtech
    Topics covered: the Insurance and Insurtech Value Chain, How insurtech is evolving (funding and verticals), Use Cases

    Regtech
    Topics covered: GRC, KYC, AML, Fraud Monitoring, Authentication, Main Drivers for Regtech Adoption

    Digital Marketing
    Topics covered: Digital Marketing Strategy, Landing Pages & Website UX, Digital channels (SEO, SEA, Social Ads), Other Channels (DEM, Programmatic, Native, etc), Web Analytics & Monitoring, Customer Relationship Management, Brand, Image &  Reputation Management

     Entrepreneurship & Growth Hacking
    Topics covered: Product and Service Design, Business Model Canvas,  Project Management, Venture Capital, Technology Trends (AI & Deep Tech, Quantum Computing), Corporate Culture and Agile Structure, Start-Ups’ World, The Lean Startup,  Start-ups & Investment Rounds, Value Design Workshop

     

    Module 3 - AI & Digital Innovation

    AI in Finance: Big Data & Machine Learning
    Topics covered: Data (Gathering, Storing, Cleaning), Preprocessing, Supervised learning, Unsupervised learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Data Visualization, Feature Engineering, Model selection, Risk Management

    AI in Finance Lab
    Topics covered: Machine learning with sklearn, Artificial neural Networks with Keras, Natural language processing with NLTK

     Quantitative methods for Digital Marketing
    Topics covered: Purchase Experience and Theory of Funnel, Behavioural Economics in the Purchase Experience, Customer Base Acquisition Modelling & Forecasts, Quantitative Tools for Marketing (A/B test, SEO, etc)

    Innovation Management
    Topics covered: Open Innovation, Technology Transfer, Strategic Approaches

    Digital Transformation
    Topics covered: Transformation Management, Change Management, Agile Methodologies, Innovation Accounting

    Professors and guest experts: 

    For more information on the Faculty and Partners please refer to the Master in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation webpage

      Internship and project work: 

      The Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation is designed for those who wants to:

      • Learn about the newest market trends, the features of financial markets, the impact of technology in finance and the effects of the digital transformation/innovation;
      • Attend a specialised course taught by outstanding professionals and professors;
      • Build an international network;
      • Meet some of the best companies in the industry

      Admission requirements

      To be eligible for admission to the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation, candidates must:

      • hold an High School Diploma (“diploma di maturità”) (obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling)

      Provide self-certification of the High School Diploma (for Italian students).

      Otherwise, if in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach:

      • the final high school diploma obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling (or a certified copy), with
        • a) its legal translation in Italian (only for documents issued in languages different by English, French, Spanish, German);
          b) the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study or the “Statement of comparability” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy) or the diploma supplement (only for students who have a degree) issued by the university with an English version.
          c) the Apostille of the High School diploma issued by the Italian embassy of the country of study or the “Statement of verification” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy).
      • hold one of the following English language certificates:
        • Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or
        • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or
        • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)
          NB: Applicants not holding a certificate can apply and, upon conditional offer, will be invited to attend an English Knowledge Interview. If you have international experiences we will also consider those experiences in order to assess your language skills.

      For more info on the Admission process, please visit the “Tuition Fees & How to Apply” section.

      Tuition fee and scholarships: 

      Location
      Lessons will be held online.

      Fintech Tour (optional) - During the Fintech Tour, our students will meet international companies in Berlin, Milan, and Madrid.

      Note: During the Fintech Tour some lessons will be held in the offices of our partners.

      Duration
      11 months (February 2021 - December 2021)

      Format
      All lessons will be held online in live streaming, recorded in HD and uploaded to our e-learning platform. Students will have access to the recordings so they can use the learning material on-demand.

      Benefits of the online format:

      • save time (e.g. no commuting)
      • study at your pace through live streaming recorded lessons in HD
      • attend an international Course directly from your house
      • attend an international Course without taking off your job
      • network with international experts and classmates
      • better work-life balance

      Nevertheless, since we know the importance of meeting each other also in person, we organized (if you want) the Fintech Tour!

      Calendar
      Lessons will be held (online) mainly on Thursday eveningFriday afternoon/evening, and Saturday morning/afternoon. You will have roughly 10/13 hours of lessons per week.

      Note: Enrolled students will be provided with a detailed calendar of the lessons.

      Learning objectives

      The Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation is designed to provide students and young professionals with the right skillset and international mindset to lead and contribute to the Fintech revolutionSpecifically, they will:

      • Gain an in-depth understanding of the global finance ecosystem and its features
      • Become familiar with the business models and applications that are disrupting the financial industry
      • Learn how to draft, execute, and manage financial innovations
      • Acquire the skills to analyze complex data sets and forecast via Machine Learning techniques
      • Learn how to code in Python
      • Learn how to develop and run Fintech digital marketing campaigns
      • Master the tools to successfully launch your own Fintech startup
      • Understand how regulation is evolving and changing in line with the main technology developments
      • Acquire a global entrepreneurial mindset

      At the end of the Specialised Course, participants will receive a certificate of attendance of the “Specialised Training Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation”.

      SCFTDT and MFTDT Co-organizer: Fintech EduLab

      Fintech EduLab is a company dedicated to shaping education in finance. Our programs are designed to equip students with the tools, knowledge, skills, and mindset to succeed in the new world of finance.

      We are proud to be supported by a global network of great professionals from leading financial institutions, universities, investors, and startups.

      Length: 
      11 months
      Fee: 
      € 5,516
      Language: 
      ENG
      Start: 
      13 February 2021
      Immagine: 
      Ufficio destinatario: 
      Fintech@lumsa.it
      Curriculum: 

      What’s about - Visit 3 European Fintech Hubs, meet some of the world’s most innovative companies and discover international professional opportunities through the Fintech Tour.

      Goal - The Fintech Tour is designed to creating networking opportunities with our Partners and other innovative companies such as:

      • Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech companies
      • Asset Management Companies
      • Banks
      • Fintech Entrepreneurs & Experts
      • Consulting Firms
      • Government Institutions

      Where - In the following cities:

      • Berlin
      • Madrid
      • Milan

      Benefits for students - The Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid, and Milan is a unique opportunity for students to:

      • meet the industry and listen to their experiences “at their home”;
      • attend in company lessons about the topics of Module 1, 2, 3;
      • meet with the Managers and HR of the company;
      • build a truly international network;
      • discover international career opportunities.

      Note: Fintech Tour in Berlin, Madrid and Milan is not mandatory and participants are responsible for travel allowances and all other costs (accommodation, meals, etc.).

      Send us an email to fintech@lumsa.it if you want to discover more about the Fintech Tour

      Activities with the Partners:

      • online lessons
      • in company visits, meetings and lessons (during the Fintech Tour) (optional)
      • applied business projects and researches
      • online meetings with partner companies
      • Fintech talks
      Location and schedule: 
      How to apply: 

      Tuition Fee:

      The Specialized Course full tuition fee amounts to:
      € 5,500 (+ € 16 stamp duty upon enrollment)

      The tuition is to be paid in 2 installments as follows:

      • € 3.016 upon enrollment
      • € 2.500 by April 2021

      Participants are responsible for all Fintech tour costs (accommodation, meals, travel, etc.). 

       

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Application Deadline

      Application form must be sent to fintech@lumsa.it for the selection before 30 January 2021.

      Application documents to attach:

      • Curriculum vitae et studiorum
      • Motivation letter
        - Self-certification of the High School Diploma (for Italian students) 1, 2.

      If in possession of a qualification obtained abroad, it is necessary to attach:

      • the final high school diploma obtained with minimum 12 years of schooling (or a certified copy), with:
        a) its legal translation in Italian (only for documents issued in languages different than English, French, Spanish, German);
        b) the “Dichiarazione di valore” (Declaration of value) issued by the Italian Embassy/Consulate of the country of study or the “Statement of comparability” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy) or the diploma supplement (only for students who have a degree) issued by the university with an English version.
      • The Apostille of the High School diploma issued by the Italian Embassy of the country of study or the “Statement of verification” issued by an ENIC-NARIC center (CIMEA for Italy).

      LUMSA always reserves the right to request additional documentation useful for the qualifications’ evaluation.

      One of the following English language certificates 3:

      • Cambridge test (minimum level B2) or
      • IELTS (minimum grade 6.5) or
      • TOEFL (minimum grade 85)

      You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

      Applicants not holding a certificate can apply and, upon conditional offer, will be assessed by an English Knowledge Interview.
       

      • A copy of the ID Card /Passport
      • A copy of the Fiscal code (if any)

      Please note that:

      1. We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information provided in your application. We do not look just for high grades but rather for well-rounded and motivated students.

      We are happy to help you in submitting a top application. If you need any support with your application, please email us at fintech@lumsa.it.

       

      1 For Italian students: self-certification.

      2 All submitted documents must be in English or Italian

      3 You may also upload a screen print with your test results (from the test organization’s website).

       

      Enrollment form

      Only those applicants who have been formally offered a place in the program are required to download the Enrollment form and complete the enrolment procedure within 15 days from the offer notification date.

      Enrollment form should be sent to certificazionimaster@lumsa.it.

       

      Contacts

      For enquiries about the program: fintech@lumsa.it

      For administrative information
      Segreteria LUMSA Master School

      Based: 
      Online & Fintech Tour
      Obiettivo del master titolo accordion: 
      Why choosing the Specialised Course in Finance, Technology (Fintech) and Digital Transformation:
      Contenuti del master titolo accordion: 
      Curriculum
      Programma titolo accordion: 
      Fintech Tour & Activities with Partners
      Docenti titolo accordion: 
      Faculty and Partners
      Sede ed orari titolo accordion: 
      Our Program on the MEDIA (articles on the Master in Finance, Technology and Digital Transformation)
      Project work titolo accordion: 
      Who is this program for?
      Borse di studio titolo accordion: 
      Format, Location, Schedule, and much more...
      Come iscriversi titolo accordion: 
      Tuition Fees & How to Apply
      Prezzo: 
      5516
      Udm durata: 
      mesi
      Qta durata: 
      11
      Anno corso: 
      2021
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