UCL Institute of Finance and Technology


UCL Institute of Finance and Technology

UCL Institute of Finance and Technology (IFT) will provide leadership and training for future financial and business leaders in a fast-paced, fairer world. IFT will create a continuum between research, teaching and entrepreneurship through the creation of a new space for learning and co-creating. The Institute intends to provide under one roof an arena offering unequalled opportunities to combine applied research, innovative finance and entrepreneurial creativity in a learning environment.

At the UCL Institute of Finance and Technology (IFT) we believe finance should be placed at the service of society’s most pressing challenges. We are equipping future generations of financial innovators, managers and leaders with the skills necessary to meet these challenges. The faster the world changes, the greater the skills gap becomes, causing the more traditional players from finance and academia to lag behind.

With modern technologies disrupting the way business works, progressive approaches are required to stay ahead. In response to this, as a new, exciting school of finance, the IFT is applying originality and creativity to developing and teaching new programmes. We aim to bring the latest thinking from academia and business to our research laboratory, where professionals of the present and future can experiment, exchange ideas and develop the skills and mind-set required to succeed in a fast-paced world. The way we do business is changing; by collaborating with academia and industry, the IFT provides a new approach to meet current needs by challenging old practices and researching the new.

We offer graduate and executive programmes. Our programmes incorporate learning activities, research, and industrial experiences that will help develop commercial competencies.

Administratively, the programme sits under the UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE).

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Find out more about the aims and ethos of the IFT, our research plans, outreach and UCL East home, plus key contacts, including IFT Director Francesca Medda.

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Discover more about the IFT's new postgraduate taught programme, Banking and Digital Finance MSc.