According to a recent study conducted by Oracle, 73% of business leaders trust a robot more than themselves to manage finances, and 77% trust robots over their own finance teams.

As robots increasingly automate many of the tasks previously performed by finance professionals, the role of finance teams has changed significantly. In order to adapt to the growing influence and role of technology, finance professionals must quickly embrace change and develop new skills.

UNSW Online Master of Financial Technology Senior Lecturer and Program Director Dr. Goncalves-Pinto, said the advent of and speed of technological change in all its facets is changing the way we work. 

“Digital disruptions accelerated by the pandemic have exposed key gaps in the financial services industry, while also presenting new opportunities for businesses to reimagine the finance function,” he said.

“It's safe to assume that the future of finance will be a combination of robots and humans working together to drive results faster and more efficiently than was ever thought possible. Although businesses that are not quick to embrace these digital changes will be at risk of falling behind competitors.

“The Master of Financial Technology offered by UNSW Online is designed for ambitious finance and IT professionals who are looking to build knowledge of the latest technology through hands-on experience and applied learning, and develop an understanding of the full context of the FinTech landscape”. 

Delivered by Australia’s highly regarded UNSW School of Banking and Finance, the 100% online program has been co-designed with industry to provide students with the skills demanded by industry. This includes providing students with an understanding of the FinTech ecosystem, exploring decentralised finance, regtech applications, robo-advisory and portfolio optimisation, as well as having the opportunity to apply their understanding and propose a technological solution to a real-world scenario.

The 100% online program is designed to seamlessly fit in with full-time work commitments and allow students to graduate in as little as two years, studying part-time.

Study intakes are offered every two months, with the Master of Financial Technology currently open for enrolments into its next study period commencing in July 2021.

Learn more about how you can develop the in-demand skills to respond to the technological revolution in finance with UNSW Online here