AU: 4.0
Programme: BUS

This course provides an overview of the use of information systems and technology in financial services industry. Though the course, students are expected to develop the knowledge and skills in managing, utilizing and leveraging information technologies to support daily operations in financial institutions. From this course, students are expected to: "Understand the impact of financial technologies on financial markets, exchanges, and banking "Develop the knowledge of different classes of financial information systems such as payment systems, funds transfer networks, back office systems etc. "Retrieve financial data from information brokers such as Bloomberg/ Reuters and implement computer-based financial analysis and models "Apply the knowledge and skills acquired in real-world financial services context The course is intended to provide "cross-training" to students majoring in finance and MIS. It is intended to prepare undergraduates for careers in Finance, MIS and management consulting, who will need to have a firm grasp of technology concepts as they relate to the financial services context. The course builds on three key modules. The first module covers the strategic drivers of information technology in financial sector and the ways technology is used in this sector. The second module centers on the details of various types of software applications used within the financial services as well as the financial information systems architecture in general. The final module concentrates on developing practical skills in utilizing financial software for financial data retrieval, analysis and modeling.