Looking for a study abroad destination to advance your finance engineering (fintech) skills? Lithuania is the place to go.
Last year, the number of companies in the fintech sector exceeded 200, making Lithuania one of the most forward-loking fintech hubs in the world.
“We want Lithuania to pioneer new areas in which Fintech can play a major role. The development of the Fintech sector is one of the government’s priorities”, says Lithuania’s Minister of Finance Vilius Šapoka.
The country’s expanding fintech influence is highlighted in the “Fintech Landscape in Lithuania 2019-2020” report by non-profit organisation Invest Lithuania.
According to the report, the number of jobs in the fintech sector in Lithuania rose to 3,400 in 2019, a 30 percent increase from 2018.
Whereas the number of new fintech companies in Lithuania increased by 24 percent.
“The fintech sector has doubled since 2016 and is one of the fastest-growing high value-added sectors of the Lithuanian economy,” adds Lithuania’s Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Marius Skuodis.
“These developments are helping us to get closer to our goal of becoming one of the financial powerhouses of Northern Europe.”
So if you want to evolve as an industry-relevant finance engineer in a sought-after fintech hub, Lithuania awaits.
Finance engineering for the future
Ready to welcome you into this thriving sector is Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU).
Through their Master of Finance Engineering (Fintech) programme, you will develop into a highly-qualified finance engineer who’s ready to meet industry demands and provide global solutions to complex fintech challenges.
The programme will help you achieve this by learning the essential principles and methods of fintech creation, use and regulations.
And from there, you will develop, apply and adapt adequate Fintech solutions for financial engineering problems.
Modules in this course dive into fundamental concepts and principles of financial engineering, such as Fintech Evolution and Regulation, Programming for Fintech and Financial Big Data Analytics.
By the time you graduate, you will have gained the necessary knowledge and abilities to work in the future fields of financial engineering and to apply your expertise to projects that involve quantitative research and advanced application software.
But if you want to take a look behind the scenes of Lithuania’s fintech hub while you’re studying, VGTU can connect you to career-boosting internships.
By opting for an internship, you’ll impress future employers with international work experience on your CV and you’ll have the opportunity to put new fintech theories into practice.
Even if you don’t take part in an internship, your Master’s degree will direct you to the doors of high-profile fintech companies, international banks, top accountancy firms, public sector organisations, insurance companies and more.
Or you might feel ready to apply your newfound knowledge and tools to a fintech startup of your own!
A skill-sharing network that stays with you forever
If you need extra career support along your VGTU venture, then you’ll be pleased to know that VGTU’s Career Services department is there to assist you with any employment matters.
From career counselling to recruitment assistance, the university will help you with every aspect of your future finance engineering career.
VGTU is also committed to supporting students from all walks of life to achieve their career ambitions.
For instance, the VGTU community recently welcomed Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) engineering student Xin Jo to their campus in Vilnius.
Xin Jo. Source: VGTU
Driven by her passion for tech, Xin Jo sought a university to inject fresh insight into her engineering studies.
VGTU fits that bill.
Xin Jo got to intern with LinkMenų fabrikas, a VGTU entrepreneurial community that runs creative workshops on campus. Thanks to this internship, she had access to cutting-edge 3D printers and software which took her tech knowledge to new heights.
“The people here are friendly, helpful and most importantly, talented,” says Xin Jo
“You can find electrical engineers, metal engineers, designers, video makers and many more all in one place. It’s undoubtedly a great place to gain lots of new skills.”
Find out how to apply to this dynamic finance engineering degree in one of Europe’s most dynamic fintech landscapes.
VGTU offers a selection of scholarships for international students, find out more here!
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