BS (Financial Technology)


Program Info

FinTech (Financial Technology) is a rapidly growing industry that employs technology to improve financial activity. Through the increasing integration of technology, algorithms, data, and mobile applications, has disrupted the traditional delivery of financial services. FinTech is now regarded as one of the most important industries in the global economy. FinTech has created a surge in demand for people with extensive knowledge of finance, mathematics, programming, analytics, data science, applied statistics, and regulatory and compliance. With recent initiatives such as the formation of Fintech Associations, as well as the flexibility provided by the regulator, there appears to be a strong push to kick-start the country's Fintech Ecosystem and contribute to a conducive environment for Fintechs to thrive in Pakistan. Such trend generated the need of the specialized people for this particular requirement. FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad, being the technology-based university, is now a pioneer institution to introduce BS Degree in Financial Technology. This degree program includes not only traditional finance coursework, but also in-depth knowledge and understanding of FinTech theories and evolution, data-driven financial modelling, financial data mining and machine learning, financial data analytics, and new financial innovations such as AI, blockchain, cloud computing, and machine learning. The program's main purpose is to prepare financial professionals with the edge of programming and technological skills which provide competitive edge to students in the market. This program is for students who want to learn how to use modern tools to improve financial activities, create new financial applications, processes, products, or business models.

There are various career paths that can be pursued after completing the FinTech program such investment banking, wealth management, international finance, commercial banking, insurance, information technology, social entrepreneurship, etc. Graduates may work for FinTech startups as well which concentrate on alternative lending, cryptocurrency management, and trading, blockchain technologies, open banking, insurtech, Robo-advisement, machine learning, and data mining applications, and cybersecurity. Some may work for traditional financial services companies, which are in need of staff with technical skillsets to improve existing business practices and/or develop new processes related to technological innovations.

Award of Degree

For the award of BS (FinTech) degree, a student must have:

  • Passed courses totaling at least 134 credit hours, including all those courses which have been specified as Core courses
  • Obtained a CGPA of at least 2.00

Offered Campuses

Chiniot-Faisalabad Islamabad Karachi Lahore Peshawar

Eligibility:

  • At least 60% marks in SSC (Matric) or an equivalent examination (such as O-levels) AND
  • Should have studied for HSSC or an equivalent qualification, for at least two years AND
  • At least 50% marks in HSSC or an equivalent qualification

Selection Criteria:

  • 50% weight to higher percent score of SSC (or an equivalent exam) OR HSSC (or an equivalent exam) AND
  • 50% weight to marks obtained in Admission Test
Candidates having taken NTS-NAT exam
  • Cut-off marks in the NTS-NAT IE, NAT ICS, NAT-ICOM or NAT-IGS exam to be determined by the University
Tentative Study Plan
Sr. No Course Name Crdt Hrs.
Semester 1
1 Fundamentals of Accounting 3+0
2 English – I 3+1
3 Computer Science in Business Problems 3+1
4 Fundamentals of Management 3+0
5 Business Calculus I 3+0
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Semester 2
1 Financial Accounting 3+1
2 English – II 3+1
3 Business Calculus II 3+0
4 Programming Fundamentals 3+1
5 Marketing Management 3+0
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Semester 3
1 Business Finance 3+0
2 Data Analysis for Business I 3+0
3 Microeconomics 3+0
4 Business Communication 3+0
5 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 3+1
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Semester 4
1 Financial Management 3+1
2 Data Analysis for Business II 3+1
3 Macroeconomics 3+0
4 Introduction to Database Systems 3+1
5 Business Law 3+0
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Semester 5
1 Financial Econometrics 3+1
2 Blockchain Technology for Business 3+0
3 Web Programming 3+1
4 Enterprise Information System 3+0
5 Islamic Studies/Ethics 3+0
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Semester 6
1 Pakistan Studies 3+0
2 Programming for finance 3+1
3 Financing New Ventures 3+0
4 Financial Data Analytics 3+1
5 Business Research and Data Mining 3+1
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Semester 7
1 Financial Markets and Institution 3+0
2 Investment Analytics 3+0
3 Final Year Project - I 3+0
4 Finance Elective 3+0
5 Finance Elective 3+0
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Semester 8
1 Financial Risk Analytics and Derivatives 3+0
2 Artificial Intelligence in Business Decision 3+0
3 Final Year Project - II 3+0
4 Technology Elective 3+0
5 Technology Elective 3+0