UK University launches the first FinTech Undergrad program

UK University launches the first FinTech Undergrad program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University has launched a new undergraduate program related to FinTech. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons) in Financial

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UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University has launched a new undergraduate program related to FinTech.

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Hons) in Financial Management Technology covers a period of two or three years and gives the students the opportunity to explore the FinTech sector.

“As new technology brings new challenges and opportunities, it is vital that higher education can play a key part in delivering graduates equipped with the skills that employers will need.”, said Lloyd Powell, Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Cymru Wales as quoted by glyndwr.ac.uk.

“The new degree will give students a mix of theory and practical skills and experience in order to support the growth of this important sector”, he added.

Global investment in FinTech ventures in the first quarter of 2016 accounted to 4.1 billion euro, according to statistics cited by glyndwr.ac.uk. The website explains further that an estimated number of 100,000 new jobs will be available in the FinTech sector in the UK by 2020.

The publication has also quoted Kelvin Leong, Principal Lecturer and Professional Lead in Finance:

“The steering group which we’ve got on board for the degree is world-class, including partners from an international recruitment firm and the manager of a Fortune 500 programme, along with the Senior Vice-Presidents from investment bank.”

As the financial technology sector is growing worldwide, more and more subject-related courses are being offered by Universities.

Last month Scotland`s University of Strathclyde announced the launch of the country`s first master`s course on FinTech technology.

“The Scottish financial sector needs to capitalise on Fintech or miss out. Our new course will equip students with the essential skills and knowledge for a career in this field; it combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement.”, commented Daniel Broby, Director of Strathclyde’s Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation.

In the past, Standford University offered digital currency courses, whereas the University of Nicosia in Cyprus launched the first online MSc in digital currency back in 2014, as cryptocoinnews.com wrote.

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