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Tuesday 23 October 2018


University of Oxford launches FinTech programme

Written by Anthony Strzalek

The University of Oxford is launching a new online FinTech programme designed to “help meet the challenges of a rapidly changing financial services industry”.

The Oxford FinTech Programme, which will be run by the university’s Saïd Business School, will examine current and emerging technologies around money and payments, markets and consumer experience, and explore key ideas, principles, and frameworks around RegTech, PropTech and social inclusion.

It covers topics ranging from blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to crowdfunding and quantum computing.

Figures suggest that between two million and six million jobs will be lost over the next decade due to disruptive financial technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. The programme aims to help executives to both launch new FinTech ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms.

The programme has been launched in collaboration with GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of education technology organisation, 2U.

Peter Tufano, professor of finance at Saïd Business School, said: “Technology and the mobile revolution are rapidly transforming financial markets, institutions, and business models. 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.”

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