User experience (UX) is a critical component of successful FinTech innovation and draws on both design skills and neuroeconomics. The Design and User Experience for FinTech Micro-Credential module covers both of these aspects in demonstrating how to implement effective UX in modern finance.
The Design and User Experience for FinTech Micro-Credential module starts by laying a foundation for understanding behavioural influences on financial decision making. We show how a behavioural perspective is different to traditional finance.
Then we look at how behavioural decision making can explain the behaviour of investors, financial managers, and other financial actors. Lastly, we demonstrate how design and UX choices in FinTech can help to capture and address these financial behaviours.
This Micro-Credential module will be delivered by Program Director Dr. Michael Dowling , an esteemed expert in the field in collaboration with IFS Skillnet.
What Can You Expect From This Module?
Having completed the Financial Machine Learning and Automation Micro-Credential module you will be able to:
Recognise the value of alternative analysis paradigms based on psychological and social forces for decision making in finance
Analyse models of financial decision making that incorporate behavioural characteristics in order to determine suitable models for specific circumstances
Demonstrate an understanding of how design choices can improve user experience in finance
Critically evaluate perspectives of future development of financial technology based on behavioural insights
The Design and User Experience for FinTech Micro-Credential will take place fully online over 9 weeks on a Wednesday evening, from 7pm – 8.30pm, January to April 2023.
General Entry Requirements
For admission to Design and User Experience for FinTech Micro-Credential candidates must hold one of the following:
A 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline eg. Finance, Business or Information Technology, or equivalent international qualification.
A Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline or non-chartered membership of a professional body, along with at least 3 years relevant managerial work experience..
Chartered membership of a relevant financial education institution (please contact us to check)
Evidence of substantial relevant managerial work experience. Such applicants will be required to submit a CV and Personal Statement in support of their application and may be required to attend for interview.
Things to note:
Applicants who have achieved a 2.2 Honours degree may still obtain a place. This will depend on availability of places and on obtaining high grades in relevant modules on their undergraduate programme.
International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about English language requirements for DCU Business School can be found here.
Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of studying at DCU, are advised to apply as early as possible. If you need a study visa and are a Non EU student, you are not eligible to apply for part time programmes as study visas are only granted for full time programmes.