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Technology in Finance

How current developments transform the finance industry

In our Technology and Finance classes we highlight how current developments in technology transform the finance industry. Students will learn new methods of investing such as algorithmic trading, how artificial intelligence and machine learning impact the finance industry as well changes in payment methods due to the emergence of blockchain technology.

You can choose from 4 different courses on Technology in Finance.

  • Data Analytics and Quantitative Trading

    This course teaches how to apply computing technology to financial trading strategies. You will gain insights into how financial trading strategies depend on relationships between different securities’ prices, or between prices and firm characteristics.

    Schedule in academic year 2020-2021:*

    Lectures: end of October-December, once a week on Thursdays:
    29 October; 5, 12, 19, 26 November; 3 December
    Times: 18:30-22:00
    Assessment: Individual term project
    Application deadline: 14 October 2020

    *The schedule is subject to change. The module is offered once per academic year.

    Apply online

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance

    This course deals with the opportunities and limitations of the current state-of-the-art in machine learning and AI technologies, and how they relate to potential future applications in finance and beyond.

    Schedule in academic year 2020-2021:*

    Lectures: February-March, once a week on Thursdays:
    4, 11, 18, 25 February; 4, 11 March
    In addition to lectures we offer three (non-mandatory) tutorial sessions: 5 February; 5, 15 March
    Times: 18:30-22:00
    Assessment: Assignment - paper
    Application deadline: 20 January 2021

    *The schedule is subject to change. The module is offered once per academic year.

    Apply online

  • Fintech: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts

    This course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and any threats that blockchain technology poses to incumbent businesses and their subsequent attempts to co-opt the technology into existing business models.

    Schedule in academic year 2020-2021:*

    Lectures: First week of June, six consecutive evenings:
    from Monday 31 May till Saturday 5 June
    Times: 18:00-22:00
    Assessment: Individual research paper
    Application deadline: 17 May 2021

    *The schedule is subject to change. The module is offered once per academic year.

    Apply online

  • Applied Blockchain

    This course is designed to explore and experiment with Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and how these technologies impact financial markets and the greater financial services ecosystem.

    Schedule in academic year 2020-2021:*

    Lectures: June, twice a week: on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
    8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 June
    Times: 18:00-22:00
    Assessment: Paper
    Application deadline: 24 May 2021

    *The schedule is subject to change. The module is offered once per academic year.

    Apply online

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Finance Modules, please contact:

Gosia Herudzinska
Sales and Recruitment Manager, Executive Programmes
E: admissions-mif@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 4056
M/WhatsApp: +31 (0)6 1165 2044