Robo-Advisors, Systematic Trading

EQF Level 7


Robo-Advisors, Systematic Trading

TBC 2022
Module Type
AED 968
6 Sessions
ECTS Credits

Module Description

The module has two parts. The first part of the module will equip you with a basic understanding of what Robo-advisors and Systematic or Algorithmic Trading are, their strengths, weaknesses and risks, and provide you with an introduction to stocks, bonds, trading options strategies and future contracts. It will also illustrate how to choose the right automated execution platform, as well as the right backtesting platform.

The second part of the module will equip you with the skills to implement Robo-advisors and Systematic Trading, including accessing financial data, scanning for securities, advanced orders, computing technical indicators, options strategies, Turtle trading and Bollinger-MFI Systems.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

  • a Level 6 degree in a related field;


  • a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 2 years’ work experience, preferably in the fintech

Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Banking, Business Management, or any other area related to Financial Management. People with degrees related to IT will also be accepted if accompanied by solid experience in the financial sector.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at fintech professionals, including but not limited to:

  • financial managers
  • bank staff
  • fintech employees
  • accountants
  • IT professionals with experience in finance

Career Paths

The programme aims to prepare you for middle management and senior managerial posts at any financial technology entity.  

How you’ll be assessed

The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

Module Intake Dates

TBC 2022
AED 968

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Fintech as presented in this brochure costs $10,450.*

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.**

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in the UAE at the time of applying.

** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

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