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Banking, Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech) (TRAX)

HOU > Banking, Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech) (TRAX)
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The main goal of the postgraduate program in Banking, Finance and Financial Technology (FinTech) is the creation of specialized banking and financial executives who will pose modern techniques and skills for making and implementing efficient decisions in a contemporary, globalized and intensively competitive economic environment. This postgraduate program pays particular attention to international developments in the labor market. It promotes critical thinking, team-work cooperation and creative and initiative activity to dealing with corporate problems and banking issues in Greece and abroad. This program develops, organizes, and offers the knowledge needed in a specific manner that makes it unified, understandable, attractive, and applicable. Furthermore, it offers students new possibilities of thinking, judging, acting, understanding, and dealing with banking and financial issues. This innovative approach promotes students’ familiarity with new financial technologies, highlights the importance of interconnection of subjects and strengthens the global analysis of key issues for the most effective financial skills acquisition.

QUALITY POLICY
QUALITY TARGET 2023

Upon successful completion of “Banking, Finance, and Financial Technology (FinTech), students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate different investment projects under certainty and risk.
  2. Estimate the expected cash flows of an investment project and calculate the firm’s cost of capital.
  3. Compute the intrinsic (fair) value of various assets and evaluate a portfolio performance.
  4. Understand the various management strategies of bond and stock portfolios.
  5. Understand accounting statements as information tools for the financial situation of companies.
  6. Link the assets of a company with the sources of raising funds to acquire these assets, as recorded in its balance sheet.
  7. Come to conclusions about the credit risk and creditworthiness that characterizes a business, following specific steps of financial statement analysis.
  8. Understand the process of preparing financial statements and the way the accounting information is extracted.
  9. Understand bank regulation and supervision.
  10. Describe the main functions of a central bank.
  11. Describe the primary services offered by banks.
  12. Define the most common risks in banking (interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk, country risk, market risk, off-balance sheet risk, operational risk).
  13. Identify the main risk management techniques.
  14. Provide alternative communication channels and personalized services.
  15. Identify alternative forms of financing and credit control.
  16. Develop alternative forms of investing to extend their base clientele.
  17. Develop new forms of electronic payments.

ECTS credit points:  120

The minimum duration of the programme is two (2) years.

The programme is offered in Greek. Students may prepare their Postgraduate Diploma Thesis in either Greek or English.

Characterization of the Postgraduate Program

Master of Science (MSc)

Classification according to ISCED-2011 of UNESCO

– Based on the level of Education: 7

– Based on the field of Education: 34 Business Administration

Classification according to ISCED-2013 of UNESCO

– Based on the field of Education: 0412 – Finance, banking and insurance

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.

Note:

Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)

Marking:

For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

1st Year  
TRAX50 Investment Financing (C¹, 20 ECTS)
TRAX51 Accounting Information (C, 20 ECTS)
TRAX60 Banking (C, 20 ECTS)
2nd Year  
TRAX61 Financial Technology (FinTech) (C, 20 ECTS)
TRAXDE Postgraduate Dissertation (C, 40 ECTS)

Note:

C¹: Compulsory

 

Guidelines on Module selection

During the first year of study, students can select three modules: TRAX50, TRAX51 and TRAX60. If they don’t have the time needed, students must first select module TRAX50 or both modules TRAX50 and TRAX51.

Students in the second year who select only one module must select ΤΡΑΧ61, while students who possess the available time may select both ΤΡΑΧ61 and elect to prepare their Postgraduate Dissertation.

It should be specified that, in order to complete the program in two academic years, the student must successfully complete three modules during their first year of study (in accordance with the above instructions) and in the second year complete the last module and the Postgraduate Dissertation. Only upon the completion of all four course modules of the programme do students have the right to defend a Postgraduate Dissertation.

To obtain a Master’s degree, students must successfully complete four course modules and successfully defend a postgraduate dissertation.

STUDY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dimitrios Vasiliou, Professor
Field of Specialization: Bank Management

e-mail: vasiliou.dimitris@ac.eap.gr

Tuition fees for each Thematic Unit are 650€, and the total tuition fees for the Postgraduate Study Program are 3.250€.  

For more information on the PSP please contact:
Student Register Office, Monday through Friday, 09:00 to 13:00:

Telephone Number: 2610367317

Ε-mail: trax@eap.gr

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