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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has recently announced all-new business-related online course specific to financial technologies in business. The program is said to cover all the major topics related to the latest blockchain technology that includes ICOs, crypto payments, decentralization, lending and modern investing.
“Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies,” the four-course specialization will be available on the Coursera, an open online learning platform. With this program, the Wharton School has made sure its contribution and commitment to creating business education that is relevant to today’s rapidly changing business landscape.
Financial technologies (FinTech), especially after the arrival of blockchain and cryptocurrencies have evolved tremendously resulting in lack of relevant skilled employees and some serious related scams. However, a number of educational initiatives has been started by several governments and financial institutes to facilitate relevant skills and education specific to this growing financial segment.
Wharton, the world’s first collegiate business school has been pioneered in creating business leaders, driving insights and forming ideas that change the world. it is also home to the world’s first student-run fintech initiative and announced initiative called the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance to boost the collaboration and development in this field.
Lectures by Crypto & FinTech Experts
Wharton Online is a digital learning platform making high-quality business education available to learners anytime and anywhere that also includes certification. The fintech-specific program is another feather on Wharton’s cap.
“Wharton is committed to leading the future of finance,” said faculty director David Musto, Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance, and faculty director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance. “The Fintech Specialization leverages the knowledge of our renowned Wharton faculty providing real-world knowledge to the benefit of learners around the globe.”
The courses will have lectures and case studies from the professionals, experts, and visionaries in the field of FinTech that include Wharton Professors Chris Geczy, David Musto and Jessica Wachter, and Penn Law Professors Sarah Hammer and Natasha Sarin. Moreover, there will be speakers who are industry leaders and from reputable firms such as marketplace lender CommonBond, mobile payment processor Square, investment advisor Vanguard, and more. The courses will serve several levels of professionals, students, small business owners and anyone interested in gaining a foundational knowledge of financial technologies.
“We are proud to launch this program as part of our multi-faceted approach to defining fintech for the world,” said Anne Trumbore, senior director of Wharton Online. “The Fintech Specialization is an important new component of Wharton’s powerful fintech portfolio.”