Oxford University Launches A FinTech Course

Oxford University Launches A FinTech Course

Oxford is reportedly starting an online programme teaching financial technology.The Oxford Fintech Programme will provide students with the abilit

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Oxford is reportedly starting an online programme teaching financial technology.

The Oxford Fintech Programme will provide students with the ability to draft, strategise and develop disruptive finanancial innovation, as well as an in-depth understanding of the future of money, markets and transactions, according to the University`s statement.

The course costs 2500 euro and will be held in 10 weeks, entirely online, according to a report published at finextra.com. It is said that the programme covers current and emerging technologies around money and payments, markets and consumer experience.

Moreover, the article pointed out that blockchain technology, artifical intelligence (AI), crowdfunding and quantum computing will all be discussed as part of  the course. The programme is compiled by Nir Vulkan, associate professor of Business Economics at Oxford Saïd, and David Shrier, business author and CEO of Distilled Analytics.

The programme is reportedly benefiting from the skills of academics from the UK and the USA. Also, over 60 banking and technology guest speakers like Sopnendu Mohanty, chief fintech officer at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and Anne Boden, CEO at Starling Bank are to deliver their expertise, as the article highlighted.

“Drawing upon the expertise of leading academics and practitioners from Saïd Business School, our new digital FinTech programme, supported by GetSmarter, will provide entrepreneurs and executives with the insights and knowledge necessary to navigate this changing landscape, and adapt and progress in their careers.”, said Peter Tufano, professor of finance, Saïd Business School, as quoted by finextra.com.

However, this is not the first time an English University turns to the fintech sector. Earlier this year Wrexham Glyndwr University started the UK`s first full fintech undergraduate degree programme. At the same time, the University of Strathclyde announced the launch of its one-year Masters of Science (MSc) in fintech, while the Open University started a short introductory course, as finextra.com reported.

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