Finance, Analytics & Financial Technology


Finance, Analytics & Financial Technology


In this 22-month program, MSFT students are required to complete a total of 45 credit hours, consisting of 21 credits for core and 24 credits for electives. The electives chosen by MSFT students must include at least one programming course. For regular MSFT students, 9 credits must be obtained through taking International Immersion (3 credits), Internship (3 credits) and Capstone Project (3 credits). To provide more job opportunities, TOPIK IV or approximately 400 hours of Korean Language will be a requirement to graduate from this program

    R 1/15 Weeks I 1 R 2/15 Weeks I 2 R 3/15 Weeks I 3 R 4/15 Weeks
    Curricular Regelar (3 modules : 5 Weeks per module) 3 Core 3 Core 3 Electives 1 Required +
    2 Electives
    Inter (2 modules : 3 Weeks per module) 1 Core +
    Field Study in Korea
    International Immersion Internship
    Extracurricular 60 hours online courses
    All Korean language classes at SolBridge
    60 hours online courses
    All Korean languege classes at SolBridge
    60 hours online courses
    All Korean language classes at SolBridge
    All Korean language classes at SolBridge

Core Courses

Core Courses Credits
Statistical Analysis ▼
This is an introductory course in statistics designed to provide students with the basic concepts of data analysis and statistical computing. Topics covered include basic descriptive measures, measures of association, probability theory, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The main objective is to provide students with pragmatic tools for assessing statistical claims and conducting their own statistical analyses.
Financial Management ▼
This course is an introduction to business finance, corporate financial management and investments. Students gain an understanding of tools and frameworks necessary to analyze financial decisions based on principles of modern financial theory.
Strategic Innovation in Fintech ▼
This course extends issues of strategy, innovation and management to the context of modern fintech developments. Students analyze examples of successful innovation to understand the unique challenges, payoffs and rewards in modern fintech industry.
Blockchain Technology in Finance ▼
This course introduces students to the use of blockchain technology in financial industry. Emphasis is on the role of blockchain technology in issues of security, integrity and efficiency across the financial services area.
Digital Platforms & Online Financial Services ▼
Digital platforms are two-sided markets where agents interact through an intermediary platform. Participation of each agent group gives value to the other group. This course introduces students to the economics of network externalities which arise in such markets structures with focus on financial services, including payment systems.
Tech Entrepreneurship & Product Development ▼
Field Study in Korea ▼
This course focuses on developing our students’ Global Perspective and Korean Expertise. Students must be aware of the impact of Korean Culture on managing in and across various business types and segments in the Korean Market. During this course, students will visit business sites to gain real experiences and try to solve business issues guided by hosting companies.

Elective Courses


Students must choose at least one programming course as an elective

Technology Electives Credits Other Electives Credits
Computer Programming with Python 3 Doing Business in China 3
Computer Programming with R 3 Doing Business in Korea 3
Data Analytics for Business 3 Financial Derivatives 3
Database Marketing 3 Financial Markets and Institutions 3
Marketing Analytics 3 Global Strategic Management 3
Pricing Analytics 3 International Business in Asia 3
Regression Analysis with R for Business 3 International Marketing 3
Social Media and Digital Marketing 3 Investment Analysis 3
Cybersecurity 3 Marketing Communications and Advertising 3
Database Management 3 Marketing Research 3
Digital Business & Innovation 3 Marketing Strategy 3
Software Engineering 3 Mergers & Acquisitions 3
Strategy for Tech 3 Operations Management 3
Tech Entrepreneurship & Product Development 3 Project Management 3
Other Electives Credits Special Topics In Finance 3
Master’s Thesis 3 Special Topics in International Business 3
Business Communication 3 Special Topics in Marketing 3
Consumer Behavior and Decision Making 3 Statistical Analysis 3
Corporate Finance 3 Strategic Management 3

Graduation Requirements


Offline Program

  • Curricular: 45 credits (21 for core, 24 for electives including 9 for required), International immersion, Internship, Capstone Project.
  • Non-curricular: First year seminar, Business ethics, Korean language*
  • * Students should submit official score of Topik with 4 level to be qualified for graduation, or should take all the offered Korean classes (extra-curricular/ with approx. 400 hours/ pass or fail)

Students will go through an initial test early in their first semester and will be classified according to their Korean language skills. The Korean Language classes will be available from Beginner to Advanced level, in order to better accommodate each student’s proficiency.

Exceptions will be given for those who wish to do an extracurricular activity other than Korean Language classes, which must also be equivalent to 400 hours. Some examples of extracurricular activities are online advanced programming courses (e.g., Advanced R Programming, Advanced SAS Programming, TensorFlow: Advanced Techniques from Coursera), certificated courses or programs from other institutions (e.g., online Master of Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania), and other language programs (e.g., The Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean courses offered by EdX online). Please, be aware that any chosen activity must have a certificate proving your efforts and contribution.

To apply for any extracurricular activity, the student must 1) submit a detailed proposal to the MSFT program director, 2) receive an approval from the director before initiating the activity, 3) submit the results, achievements and certificates to the program director before the end of the last semester.

The equivalency and validity of the activities reported will be decided by the MSFT program director and SolBridge’s administration.

Students with a TOPIK 4 score or higher or who are native Korean are not required to take the Korean Language classes or to deliver the extracurricular activity.

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