The MSc in Financial Technology programme is widely known as FinTech. It focuses on the emerging financial industry that uses technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve the effectiveness, security and transparency of financial services. It is addressed to executives who seek to be constantly on the cutting edge of technology and are interested in the FinTech revolution, which offers opportunities for innovation and strategic choices. The teaching will involve, as invited speakers, distinguished FinTech executives who will provide students with first-hand information about the sector’s developments and challenges and conduct workshops so that they can analyse together examples from the international experience. By combining the theoretical aspect with FinTech applications, the department’s students will acquire all prerequisites for a career in this emerging, innovative field. The programme includes a number of tasks that students will complete, either individually or in groups, on which they will be graded. If they wish, they can continue their studies at PhD level.
The programme is conducted in cooperation with the leading UK-based University of West London, which is responsible for designing the programme, conducting examinations and awarding the relevant degrees.
October for the Fall Semester or
February for the Spring Semester
Full Time – 1 year or
Part Time – 2 years
Weekdays – Evening classes
Greek or English
Designed for professional executives who wish to be innovators.
It offers huge financial and investment opportunities, which help reduce risk in proportion to the amount of relevant knowledge.
The courses can also be attended remotely via our advanced Blended Learning system, if the obligations of the postgraduate student do not allow in-person attendance.
Studying at BCA, you live in Greece but you are exposed to the learning experience designed and provided by a high-level British or Swiss University and you are awarded the same, Bachelor & Master degrees, awarded to UK and Swiss students., which are recognized in the Greek and international labor market. In addition, you will benefit from the digital technology with the specialized online educational platforms developed by BCA and incorporated into the Blended Learning philosophy.
The successful course of BCA is certified by the multiple awards it has received during the years of its educational operation. One of the most important prizes was its announcement of being the “COLLEGE OF THE YEAR”, awarded by the Education Leaders Awards Special Committee. More information on the BCA College Awards can be found here.
The programmes of study provided by BCA College are further enriched with industrial visits, seminars and lectures organised during the year in parallel with the curriculum. These co-curricular activities bridge the academic theory taught in classrooms with current professional practice, transfer students’ know-how and expertise in real time, and connect them with renowned executives, entrepreneurs, and people with key positions in their field.
Applicants can be admitted to the course as long as they possess:
Applicants have the option of attending the programme either in English or in Greek. Those who wish to attend our postgraduate programmes in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:
Intensive English classes are provided to those students who do not meet the English requirements.
Mr Elias Pavlou was educated both in Australia and the UK. He received his first degree in mathematics by the University of Wollongong, Australia. He continued his tertiary studies in the University of NSW, Australia where he acquired a Masters in Statistics. Later on, while working in the city of London as an analyst, he completed a Masters degree in Finance at the University of London, Birkbeck college.
Mr Pavlou has been working at the Business College of Athens since 2009 where he teaches quantitative modules and research methods both at undergraduate and
postgraduate level. For the last 5 years he has been a Programme Manager at postgraduate and undergraduate level in the fields of Shipping and Accounting & Finance.
Prior to his teaching career he had been working for about 15 years as a Research Analyst for blue chip companies both in Australia and the City of London. His duties involved proactively supporting the investment management decision making in the areas of performance, fund appraisals and pricing.