Oxford University Starts A FinTech Program

Oxford University Starts A FinTech Program

Oxford University is reportedly launching an online fintech course. The program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter, an online education provider.

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Oxford University, the well-established British educational institution, is launching an online fintech course.

The program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter, an online education provider. Prospective students will be engaged 12-15 hours per week, while enjoying the benefits of flexible learning. In particular, they can gain insights into the following, according to the course`s announcement:

  1. The ability to draft, strategize and develop disruptive financial innovations using the appropriate tools and techniques, and hypothesize about the effect new regulations will have on future commerce products.
  2. An in-depth understanding of the future money, markets and transactions, as well as the mental tools and frameworks required to predict and leverage future trends in fintech
  3. A certificate of attendance from Oxford University as validation of your newfound fintech knowledge and skills, as well as access to a global network of like-minded fintech intra-and entrepreneurs.

Also, students will meet experts like Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics at Oxford Said, David Shrier, Entrepreneur, futurist, and Associate Fellow at Oxford Said, as well as many other leaders across the fintech ecosystem. The program reportedly costs 2,500 pounds.

“While we touch on current topics such as bitcoin or AI, we also delve into the structure of financial systems themselves to put the current wave of technology-driven disruption in a broader, rigorous, and fundamentally grounded context.“, as  Peter Tufano,  the Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at the school, told Business Insider in an email interview.

He added that the faculty have been active in financial technology research and teaching, and can therefore offer expertise in the field.

More information about the course can be found on the following link.

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