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FINTECH – International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation

THE MASTER FOR FINTECH PROFESSIONALS

The International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation is designed to provide students with all the skills and competencies to face the Fintech revolution.
The programme builds on close collaborations with the financial world to combine theoretical competencies on methods and technologies with the expertise of the financial world and fintech applications and opportunities.
It targets young graduates or candidates with maximum 3 years of work experience, who want to specialize in the Fintech area by deepening their knowledge of digital technologies and their application in the financial world, e.g. banks, insurance companies, asset management. The aim is to train professionals who are able to understand and manage the digital transformation building on different skills and capabilities: knowledge of the financial system and of financial intermediation, information technology skills as well as quantitative methods applied to finance.

*Starting from the 2022 intake – only in case of visa delays, travel barriers or other specific issues – it will be possible to join classes online only until December 31st.

OUR PARTNERS:

                

        

    

Location: Milan*

Language: English

Type: Full-time

Intake: Fall 2022

Length: 12 months

University Requirements: 3-year Bachelor degree (minimum 180 ECTS) in Engineering, Economics, Finance or scientific disciplines

Tuition fee: € 18.500
€ 9.500 for PoliMi MSc Alumni
For further info click here

International Masters Admissions Office
Tel : +39 02 2399 2820
Email : infomasters@mip.polimi.it

KEY FACTS

In sponsorship with
the main players
in the field.

 

Application of big data
and innovative methodologies
and technologies

 

Fintech is a cutting-edge industry and it will contribute to the re-shaping of business commerce over the next decade (FintechMagazine)

 

Blockchain will change the financial transactions worldwide: it could
boost the global economy to $1.76 tln
over the next decade (PwC)

 

WHY CHOOSE US

The programme offers a highly specialized qualification with candidates receiving the Master Degree from Politecnico di Milano. Discover the highlights of the programme.

  • 1 year: 9 months in class + 3 months project
  • 100% in English
  • In sponsorship with the main players in the field.
  • 5 key skills are encompassed:
    • Knowledge of financial world (corporate finance, financial intermediation, capital markets)
    • Information technology skills including big data management, cybersecurity, blockchain technology, smart contracts, natural language processing, data visualization
    • Application of big data and innovative methodologies such as machine learning to business activity, e.g. risk management, asset management, customer relationships
    • Ability to incorporate the new technologies in the traditional intermediation/business activity
    • Ability to build innovative business models from scratch that are able to disintermediate traditional players
  • International study tour in Europe
  • Including soft skills for professional development

MIP and Politecnico di Milano have always been at the forefront of education and research in the field of finance and in particular of the application of quantitative methods and of innovative technologies to finance. In cooperation with the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Management Engineering, MIP has a long experience on post-graduate courses in the field of quantitative finance (risk management, derivative evaluation, asset management) and Fintech for executives (Fintech academy). Our Observatories on Digital Innovation as well as the Polimi Fintech Journey represent landmarks in the financial industry and in the research community nationally and internationally.
Furthermore, the intrinsic orientation towards new technologies of a leading technical university such as Politecnico permeates MIP’s programmes, that are characterized by a passion for quantitative analysis and innovation.

PROGRAMME

The International Master in Fintech, Finance and Digital Innovation aims to provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of finance and a robust methodological and technological foundation to face the challenges of the Fintech revolution.
The master is entirely taught in English.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.

Students will spend 2 semesters in Milan, an international study tour in Europe, followed by a summer project work.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The programme includes highly structured career management services thanks to the MIP Career Development Center. Among the services offered there are:

  • Career workshops integrated into the Master’s programme to develop the career management skills needed to be competitive in the job market
  • Digital tools and artificial intelligence at the student’s service to optimise your CV and measure and improve your hard, soft and digital skills
  • Individual consultation meetings with professional career coaches
  • Free access to the MIP Global Network of Careers Websites
  • Networking events with employers, such as company presentations, company visits, recruiting on-campus events, Career Days
  • Preferential access to internship and job advertisements on Job Teaser, the School’s digital careers platform

 

ANNUAL CAREER EVENTS & CORPORATE NETWORK

  • 3 Career Weeks per year with over 300 partner companies, both national and international
  • Over 30 business workshops and business presentations per year
  • More than 15,000 internships and job opportunities globally accessible thanks to our wide network of international career portals
  • 5-10 Recruiting Days per year, organised by MIP in partnership with individual employers based on the needs and timelines of placement into the company

Who is eligible for the FINTECH Programme?

Students with a bachelor degree of 3 or 4 years in management, business, engineering or scientific disciplines (minimum 180 ECTS) or higher are eligible to apply.
The English knowledge is a compulsory requirement.

How long is the FINTECH Programme?

The programme is 12 months long.

In what language is the programme taught?

The programme is taught in English, although there are opportunities for students to study the native language of the country of study throughout the programme.

Do I need to speak Italian?

No, as the medium for the course is English, students are not required to learn Italian, although they will be given the opportunity to do so.

Is there an age limit for the programme?

No, but the average age of the candidates is 20-25 years.

What type of degree/title will I obtain upon graduation?

Upon graduation, candidates obtain the First Level University Specializing Master from Politecnico di Milano which is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and it is issued under the autonomous responsibility of Politecnico di Milano. With regard to the specific meaning of the 1st level master's degree, as per Bologna process, this is a 2nd cycle programme intended to provide students with further specialization or higher continuing education after completion of the first cycle. The first level Master Degree will release 60 ECTS/CFU credits.

Candidates are advised to check with the relevant authorities in their home countries regarding the validity/recognition of this title in their home countries.

Will I have to buy textbooks?

No, you will be provided with textbooks by the programme, with the cost included as part of the overall programme fee.

ADMISSIONS

STATUS OF APPLICATIONS: APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022 INTAKE ARE OPEN.

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Should the course become fully subscribed before the deadline dates, applications will close earlier.

Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Statement of Comparability of the degree and application of the student visa.

Please note that this programme is designed for fresh graduates with ideally no more than 3 years of work experience. Candidates who have have more than 3 years of work experience may also consider our International MBA programs.

The ideal candidate

  • Possesses leadership potential
  • Wishes to develop and advance their career in the area of Finance employing digital technologies either in a traditional or in a startup environment
  • Demonstrates well-developed analytical skills and business skills
  • Holds a 3 year Bachelor degree in management, business, engineering or scientific studies (minimum 180 ECTS)

STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS SUBMISSION

  • Fill in the form on www.applyformasters.net
  • Upload the following documents:
    • CV in English
    • University Transcripts/Mark sheets
    • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (if available)
    • Passport or ID
    • Digital Picture
    • At least one letter of reference
    • Motivation letter
    • Financial Aid Essay (if applying for one of MIP’s tuition fee reductions)
    • English proficiency certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent (if available)
  • Pay the Application Fee (EUR 100)

STEP 2: SCREENING OF CANDIDATURE

You will be contacted for the Motivational Interview in English, which will take place online.

STEP 3: COMMUNICATION OF THE FINAL ADMISSION DECISION

If the result of the selection interview is positive, you will receive the final admission and scholarship (if any) decision by email.

STEP 4: CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION

Upon receipt of the admission offer, you will be required to pay the first instalment of EUR 2500 within 15 days of the date of receipt of the offer letter should you wish to confirm your participation to the programme (a short extension to this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc, or for any other viable reason).

HOW TO PAY

MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide. Easily and securely make education payments in your own currency, using local payment methods from the safety and convenience of your home. With real-time tracking and 24×7 multilingual support, millions of students and families around the world trust Flywire for payment processing.
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What is the application date to apply for the programme?

Please note that the admission process for the master is on a rolling basis, therefore the sooner you apply the more chances you will have of securing your place in the class, as capacity may be reached before the final application deadlines.

Does the programme have a letter of recommendation form?

There is no specific form for the recommendation letters; however if you need any further assistance on the ideal template for your application, please contact infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we can provide you with further assistance in this matter.

GET FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTER

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FEES AND BENEFITS

The programme costs €18,500. This amount covers the entire length of the programme, although it does not include living and travel expenses.
The tuition fee is €9500 for alumni who completed a Master of Science programme at Politecnico di Milano in or after 2019.
MIP has partnered with Flywire to accept payments from international students worldwide: for more info, click here.

Candidates can take advantage of an early-bird discount of €1000 by submitting their applications before 25th February 2022.

For further details about financial aid and contributions you can visit the dedicated webpage.

Applicants for the 2022 intake of the International Junior Specialising Masters can apply for fee reductions. The reductions will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, early applications are encouraged. Candidates wishing to apply for financial aid must make their request on the application form at the time of application – later requests for financial aid will not be considered.

We turn the future into a part of you.

We offer highly personalised services with the objective of developing the necessary skills, tools and strategy and expanding your professional network, to help you succeed in today’s complex and competitive global job market.

CAREER

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Now more than ever, the contribution of FinTech companies in terms of accelerating the digital innovation can be a strategic element for innovation aimed at responding to the new needs of customers, private and corporate. (Roberto Lorini, FinTech Leader PwC Italy)
 

82%

of financial institutions plan to increase fintech partnerships in the next three to five years..

 

(PwC)

70%

approximately, of senior banking executives said that collaborating with Fintechs and Bigtechs to create a new service was an important opportunity for banks.

(Statista)

40%

is the growth rate of total revenue according to the PwC FinTech Report 2020..

 

(PwC).

  AI and ML have helped businesses make fast and critical decisions with data and insight. Across the FinTech industry, organizations have turned to these technologies to transform their business. (KForce)

CAREER PATH

The master prepares, amongst others, for the following roles:

– Commercial Manager
– Product Manager
– Fintech Consultant
– CRM Specialist
– Digital Finance Specialist
– IT Manager
– Business Analytics Specialist
– Quantitative Finance Specialist

GALLERY

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