Checking date: 21/09/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Information Systems
Study: Master in Computer Technologies Applied to the Financial Sector (313)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- Acquire and understand knowledge the basis and opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context. - Students will learn how to apply the both knowledge acquired and their skills in problem solving in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study. - Students will be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. - Students will know how to communicate, both to specialized and non-specialized audiences, their conclusions and the ultimate knowledge and reasons sustaining them, in a clear and unambiguous way. - Students will acquire learning skills allowing them to continue studying in a largely self-directed and autonomous way. - Ability to understand and apply methods and techniques in the field of Computer Engineering in financial markets. - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and put into practice a substantial process of development or creation of software for financial markets. - Ability to apply the knowledge acquired and to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader and multidisciplinary contexts, and to be able of integrating this knowledge. - Capacity to elaborate, properly and with a certain originality, written compositions or motivated arguments, to write plans or work projects. - Analyze and evaluate the main ICTs applied in the financial sector. - Participate in the development of financial software, from its conception in the analysis phases, to its implementation and integration with other systems. - Implement algorithms and classic techniques of financial markets environment, following the established procedures and standards at each momento. - Analyze and understand the main tools for handling, storing, accessing and reviewing large amounts of data. Learning results Understand the use of Information Systems in the Financial Markets Know the main Technological Standards Understand the main technologies of the financial sector Get an overview of the main Finalist Products Ability of analyzing the technological infrastructures set for the Financial Markets Understand the main Application Examples Understand the requirements in infrastructure to implement financial information systems
Description of contents: programme
INFORMATION SYSTEMS: 1. Front-office versus Middle-office versus Back-Office 2. Front-Office Systems 3. Middle-Office systems 4. Back-Office Systems 5. Integration with internal and external systems 6. Technological Standards 7. Other Information Systems 8. Development of practical assignments
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical sessions: Theoretical presentations accompanied by learning materials, such as presentation supporting slides. Total hours: 50. Presence: 100% Theoretical-practical sessions: Combination of theoretical classes accompanied by the resolution of practical exercises. Total hours: 16. Presence: 100% Practical assignments: Practical cases to be developed in specific laboratory sessions. Total hours: 8. Presence: 100% Tutorials: Face-to-face and/or remote tutorials (through videoconference). Total hours: 12.5. Presence: 100% E-learning activities: Forum of the course, discussion forums, visualization of pre-recorded contents, and other e-learning training activities. Total hours: 74. Presence: 0% Individual student work: Individual learning activities that complement the rest (both face-to-face and non-face-to-face), as well as exam preparation. Total hours: 214.5. Presence: 0% Teaching methodology - Lecturing with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. - Critical reading of texts recommended by the lecturer: Press articles, reports, manuals and academic papers, either for further discussion in class, or to extend and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. -Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc., proposed by the lecturer and to be attained either individually or in teams. -Exhibition and discussion in class, under the lecturer's moderation, of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as discussion on practical cases. -Elaboration of work and reports individually or in teams. -Specific e-learning activities, including watching to videos, tutorials, self-correction activities, participation in forums, and any other online teaching mechanism the lecturer deems appropriate.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.