Specialisation in Technology and Innovation of Finance
NHH’s Executive MBA with spesialisation in Technology and Innovation of Finance is a two-year part-time master study. 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.
The specialisation in Technology and Innovation of Finance is a unique interdisciplinary study that draws on the latest research in disciplines such as finance, strategy, management, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, economics and marketing. It is aimed at entrepreneurs, senior and middle managers and specialists who work in industries where it is important to use new technology and innovative financial services, or where this is expected to become more important in the years to come. This includes companies in the financial sector, and companies from other sectors where financial technology and financial innovation are important now or are expected to become more important.
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 specialisation gives you the knowledge and tools to maneuver the fintech revolution. You will learn how to understand the implications of key technology-related changes seen 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 spesialisation 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 which practitioners we invite as guest speakers.
The result is a unique interdisciplinary spesialisation 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 spesialisation 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
- The spesialisation starts in Autumn 2024
- We accept applications on a rolling basis from January 2024
- Two-year part-time spesialisation
- The spesialisation will be taught in English
- Tuition fee: NOK 445,000
NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. NHH has an internationally recognised research environment and is the first choice for students who want to study business administration in Norway.
In close cooperation with the business community and society, we are developing new knowledge and creating values for a sustainable future.
NHH has an international profile and cooperates with 195 universities and business schools in more than 50 countries. We have approximately 3,500 students and 400 employees.
NHH Executive hosts executive education with a long tradition in offering MBA specialisations. NHH Executive is strongly anchored in the Norwegian business world and a top choice for executive education in Europe.
|First semester: The big picture
|Technological change and disruption|
|New technology in Finance and banking|
|Other significant changes in the field|
|Team and teamleadership|
| Second semester: Competition and users
|Platforms and Networks|
|Understanding the user|
|Digital competition and eco-system / Study tour Europe|
|Negotiation and communication|
|Third semester: Sources of Competitive Advantage|
|Positions, activities and innovation|
|Innovation as a source of competitive advantage|
|Immaterial sources to competitive advantages|
|Valuation of new business models|
|Fourth semester: The integrated picture
|Internationalisation / Study tour Asia|
|Execution and implementation I|
|Execution and implementation II|
|The integrated picture|
|Submission of the MBA thesis|
|Presentation of the MBA thesis|