MSc in GFIS students complete Workshop Series at State Street Bank


Students on the MSc in Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS) programme in the School of Business completed the Fund Administration and Financial Derivatives Workshop Series at the State Street Bank Training Lab in Kilkenny earlier this week.

The students were awarded Certificates of Completion for their participation in the Workshop Series.

The Workshop Series was expertly hosted by Mr William Lawless from State Street Bank. State Street is a leading service provider of financial services to institutional investors worldwide and as well as Kilkenny, has office in Dublin, Drogheda and Naas.

According to Dr Aidan Duane, course leader on this highly sought after masters programme, “It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for the students. On behalf of WIT and all of the MSc in GFIS students, we would like to say a huge thank you to all of the staff in State Street Bank for their time, kindness, professionalism, and enormous effort in making this workshop series a huge success.”

The MSc in Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS), which was shortlisted as Best New Course of the Year at the Postgrad Ireland Awards in April 2014, was developed in response to the current and future demand from the Financial Services (FS) industry, for hybrid finance-technology graduates with a specific focus on the application of ICT to Financial Services.

Developed in conjunction with a number of FS companies from Ireland and the UK, the objective of the MSc in GFIS is to enable high calibre graduates to rapidly develop quantitative, analytical, and ICT skills and experience, embedded in a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Financial Services.

However, the depth, standard and transferability of the skill-set and knowledge acquired on the programme, also means that graduates are in demand from companies in other professional industries.

For more information or to apply for the programme, visit

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