MBA in Technology and Innovation of Finance
NHH’s Executive MBA in Technology and Innovation of Finance is a two-year part-time master programme. You will learn how to understand the challenges and opportunities created by the fintech revolution. The goal is how to translate this knowledge into better decisions.
In 1994, Bill Gates said that banking services are essential, while banks are not. Now, over two decades later, the prophecy implicit in Gates’ quote is materializing.
Today, technological advancements enable any firm to add financial services to their business model. The result? Firms from within and outside of traditional finance are riding an innovation tide. New business models, products and services appear at a steady rate. Market boundaries are blurring. And competition intensifies.
Tomorrow, adding financial services to a non-finance business model might seem as uncontroversial as having a website today. And the competitive landscape of today might sooner than later seem like a distant memory.
The Fintech EMBA gives you the knowledge and tools to maneuver the Fintech revolution. You will learn how to understand the implications of key technology-related changes we see today, and the changes we are likely to see in the future. You will master the tools you need to translate this understanding into better decisions. Decisions that will increase the likelihood of your firm's success.
The program follows a problem-based structure. The vantage point of each semester, and each gathering, is a set of questions. These are the questions that managers face (or are likely to face) during technological transitions. These questions inform and guide the choice of content according to which technology-related change we focus on and the academic insights we bring in. They also determine the practitioners we invite as guest speakers.
The result is a unique interdisciplinary programme with high practical relevance. You will learn state-of-the-art insights from fields such as Finance, Strategy, Technology management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Economics, Management Control, Data Analytics, Management and Leadership. Your new knowledge will enable you to better tackle the key questions managers are struggling with today.
Are you curious about the strategic consequences of platform business models, new forms of financing, open banking, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, cryptocurrency, PSD2, business model innovations and much much more? Then this might be the program for you.
Are you also eager to learn the tools and theories that will enable you to act on the opportunities-, and handle the challenges from these changes? Then you have come to the right place.
About the programme
- ECTS Credits
- 90 credits
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Information about the teaching process throughout the covid-19 situation
Covid-19 has presented challenges for all of us. NHH Executive aims to conduct physical gatherings according to the prevailing guidelines for infection control.
However, incidents occur continuously, and we are prepared to adjust the framework for teaching accordingly. Examples of these changes are alternative teaching method, physical vs. digital location, as well as place and format for abroad study trips.
We will ensure that the academic content, quality and learning outcome of the studies will remain constant. Our primary goal at NHH Executive is to continuously ensure a good learning outcome for all our students.
- Application deadline June 1st 2021
- The programme starts on September 9th
- The programme will be taught in English
- Two-year, part-time programme
- 32 participants per class
- Tuition fee: NOK 445 000
|First semester: The big picture
|09.09.-11.09.2021||Technological change and disruption|
|21.10.-23.10.2021||New technology in Finance and banking|
|25.11.-27.11.2021||Other significant changes in the field|
|06.01.-08.01.2022||Team and teamleadership|
| Second semester: Competition and users
|10.02.-12.02.2022||Platforms and Networks|
|17.03.-19.03.2022||Understanding the user|
|25.04.-29.04.2022||Digital competition and eco-system / Study tour Europe|
|19.05.-21.05.2022||Negotiation and communication|
|Third semester: Sources of Competitive Advantage|
|18.08.-20.08.2022||Positions, activities and innovation|
|22.09.-24.09.2022||Innovation as a source of competitive advantage|
|27.10.-29.10.2022||Immaterial sources to competitive advantages|
|17.11.-19.11.2022||Valuation of new business models|
|Fourth semester: The integrated picture
|09.01.-13.01.2023||Internationalisation / Study tour Asia|
|09.02.-11.02.2023||Execution and implementation I|
|17.03.-19.03.2023||Execution and implementation II|
|27.04-29.04.2023||The integrated picture|
|15.06.2023||Submission of the MBA thesis|
|31.08.-01.09.2023||Presentation of the MBA thesis|