Ulster University collaborates with First Derivatives to design bespoke postgrad programme

  • Ulster University Business School is helping the fintech sector with a bespoke postgraduate programme designed in conjunction with multinational software and consulting firm First Derivatives.

    With Northern Ireland's fintech sector growing rapidly, many students now aspire to a career in the financial services industry. Consulting firm First Derivatives has now teamed up with Ulster University to design a new bespoke course specifically for those with that kind of career in mind, with additional modules offered across project management, accounting and technology.

    The new course is a Masters degree in Global Capital Markets and will take up to three years to complete if undertaken part-time, and Ulster University's digital learning platform can be used to support flexible teaching. As an addition to academic studies, students in the course may opt to achieve complementary professional qualifications such as Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Operations Certificate to put themselves ahead of the pack on graudation.

    "The development of this masters comes at a very exciting time of growth and development for the company, the demand for highly skilled capital market graduates is now higher than ever on the island of Ireland and we are excited to be part of the development," stated Adrian Toner, Chief Operating Offer, First Derivatives.

    First Derivatives has already begun a period of induction with 40 employees this month, with an expectation that 60 employees will start the programme in January 2019.

    SOURCE: Ulster University Press Release

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