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Overview

With the rapid advancement of computing technology, there is an increasing demand in the dynamic and challenging environment of financial services, for a variety of tech-savvy talent to deliver business solutions on a global scale.

The MSc Financial Computing programme addresses market demand and will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in new and emerging interdisciplinary areas that combine computer science and finance. You will graduate with the computational techniques and financial knowledge to deliver effective and innovative business solutions.

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering is equipped with specialist lab facilities for operating systems, networking, mobile computing and multimedia technology that will support your learning and research.

Why Study Financial Computing at XJTLU?

  • Take advantage of the Financial Lab and Trading Floor located on campus, which gives you access to a world of data for study and research purposes
  • Benefit from the Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at XJTLU, developed in collaboration with IBM and the Suzhou International Science-Park Data Centre
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Financial Computing programme, you will have:

  • theoretical and practical knowledge of key areas of finance and computing in both industry and research
  • a solid understanding of the latest technology and applications for the finance industry, such as big data and business analytics
  • practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of technical or research documents in financial computing.
Technology is a vital part of today's interconnected world. The MSc in Financial Computing provides students with a thorough introduction to computing topics like programming, databases, and machine learning, while also offering a range of finance based modules, customised to suit the student's background.
Andrew Abel
Programme director

Modules

  • Core modules

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  • Additional learning activities

    The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared roles such as software engineer, database specialist, infrastructure manager, financial analyst, financial consultant, business analyst, system analyst, investment analyst, e-finance architect, credit manager, portfolio manager, business intelligence executive, wealth services officer, and risk management auditor.