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Master of Fintech and Investment Management

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On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree


18 months

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


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Expand your skills and nurture an exciting future with advanced understanding of the new technologies, financial strategies and business models changing the face of business, including agribusiness.

New finance-based technologies and innovation strategies are revolutionising the global economy. Banking, investment and commerce are increasingly driven by the application of data, backed by transaction information held on new blockchain platforms. Lincoln University’s Master of Fintech and Investment Management grows the advanced skills you’ll need to evaluate and apply fintech priorities to finance, investment, information technology as well as agriculture.

It will cultivate your ability to help businesses (including agribusinesses) flourish through applying new disruptive technologies and leaner, data-driven business models. This programme is ideal if you already have a conventional finance background and want to upskill, or if you have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated subject.

How you’ll grow

  • Through advanced learning on blockchain technologies and how they are redefining workflows, global payments and prosperity creation, as well as specialist courses covering investment management, software development, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and an indepth grounding in fintech business analysis.
  • By learning how fintech platforms streamline business activities with mobile payments and money transfers, peer-to-peer lending, fundraising and crowd-sourcing
  • By gaining knowledge of the changing regulatory and legal financial landscape, cyber security and policy issues, online lending and wealth management, demonstrated through theory and real-world industry-specific business cases
  • Through specialist courses covering investment management, software development, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence plus an in-depth grounding in fintech business analysis,
  • By gaining hands-on experience through fintech contemporary research and industry placement.
  • By laying the foundation to achieve the globally recognised Chartered Financial Technologist (CFT) professional designation.

Career opportunities

The rapid adoption of fintech worldwide has created escalating demand for trained professionals with both fintech and financial analysis skills. Your strong foundation in investment management plus fintech-related skills will give you a clear advantage in career roles in New Zealand and overseas. These include fintech product management, customer experience management, fintech compliance and risk control management, fintech start-ups analysis, wealth management, investment analysis, specialist agribusiness finance and consulting, information technology, agricultural and horticultural finance and investment consulting.

Online learning requirements

Distance learning is available for time-tabled classes with the use of Zoom video conferencing. Using the Zoom platform, you’ll be able to participate fully in lectures and interact with fellow students and lecturers. We’ll also make recordings of class sessions available.

To access lectures on the Zoom platform, you will need:

  • Broadband wireless or wired internet connection (3G or 4G / LTE)
  • Speakers plus microphone, either built-in, USB plug-in or Bluetooth wireless
  • Webcam or HD webcam, either built-in or via USB plug-in
  • HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card can be used.

Entry criteria

A New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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