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Applied Artificial Intelligence in FinTech

Gain expertise in the driving force behind financial innovation. 

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And get a discount of up to 1444 € if you apply by June 20th!*

Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

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Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.


Overview

Start your distance learning Master's in Applied AI in FinTech now

Our 60 ETCS Master's degree in Applied AI in FinTech is the right choice for you if you have completed your first degree outside your field of specialisation and have relevant professional experience following a lateral entry into IT.   

How your studies are moving you forward: 

  • You will qualify for the use of AI methods with a focus on the FinTech sector.  
  • You will learn to define and interpret the basics, limits and terminologies of AI in FinTech.  
  • This will prepare you for your expert inside role in driving financial innovation.

Your onlinecampus degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
60 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 415 (US$ 459)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
12 - 24 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

Study contents

Online course overview

The course is essentially divided into two parts. The first part teaches the general fundamentals of artificial intelligence, while the second part focuses on the FinTech sector. 

Semester 1

ModuleECTS credits

Machine Learning

5

Deep Learning

5

Reinforcement Learning

5

Inference and Causality

5

Seminar: Current Topics in AI

5

Concepts of FinTechs and Artificial Intelligence

5

Semester 2

ModuleECTS credits

Fraud Detection FinTechs

5

Robo Advisory

5

AI in FinTech

5

Master Thesis

15

Module guide

Course schedules

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements. 

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German; a translation is required if not issued in one of these two languages required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help by referring you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

General admission requirements

  • Completed undergraduate degree with at least 240 ECTS credits with a focus on economics, natural sciences or technology   
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree  
  • Proof of at least one year of professional work experience acquired after completing your undergraduate studies prior to beginning the study programme

Additional specialist knowledge

In this 60 ECTS study programme, you need previous knowledge in the areas of "Advanced Mathematics", "Advanced Statistics" and "Programming with Python". These are essential in order to be able to follow the programme content and, if required, the university will provide free supportive learning materials.

Work experience

  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • Don’t have a year’s worth of qualified work experience? Don’t worry! With the Online Degree Saver Programme, you can start your studies right away, and gain your professional experience alongside your studies. You’ll need to achieve the one year’s worth of experience before you complete your Online Degree Saver Programme.
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:
    Proof of work experience (EN)
    Proof of work experience (NL)
    Proof of work experience (ES)
    Proof of work experience (IT)
    Proof of work experience (FR)

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Don’t meet the work experience requirements? You can still apply to our partner institutions.

At IU, we’re serious about making education accessible! So, if you do not meet our work experience requirements, you still have the option to get a similar international, flexible degree from one of our partner institutions. Contact the Study Advisors today to learn more. 

Careers

Your Applied Artificial Intelligence in FinTech career outlook

As an AI expert in FinTech, you can expect excellent career prospects across all industries, including the chance to advance into leadership positions. After graduation, you will work, for example, as a ... 

(Senior) AI FinTech Developer

With expertise in AI-based FinTech solutions, your role involves developing and monitoring AI-based approaches. You will work in versatile industries, applying innovative FinTech solutions and ensuring effective management and implementation. 

Researcher for AI in FinTech

A significant aspect of your role as a Researcher involves assessing various AI in FinTech methodologies. Your responsibilities extend to conducting thorough research and consistently generating important concepts for inventive implementations and exploring emerging application areas. This entails presenting contemporary AI in FinTech solutions in a forward-thinking manner. 

AI in FinTech Product Owner

In your role as an AI-based product owner for FinTech, your responsibilities include managing the economic launch and distribution of new products. This entails making decisions about the functions of future products and how they will bring value to the market. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Thanks to my online studies degree in IT Management I could probably pass in any IT profession, because the content was very diverse.”

    Andreas Aumeier

    M.Sc. IT Management, Germany

  • “I wait for no one! All depends on me and I could do it whenever it made more sense… I set weekly small goals and step by step I'm able to keep motivated”

    Sofia Pereira

    MBA, Portugal

  • Anastasia Zerounian

    M.A. Marketing Management, Greece

  • “The future is digital - the transformation of business and society due to new technologies offers so many exciting tasks – embrace them and actively shape the digital future!”

    Prof. Dr. Inga Schlömer

    IU Professor of Digital Transformation

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence in FinTech

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence in FinTech

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 847
US$ 726 /mth* Apply now
* € 655 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 18 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 628
US$ 548 /mth* Apply now
* € 495 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 519
US$ 459 /mth* Apply now
* € 415 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.