FinTech Education/Training Design and Implementation in Australian Universities (73985)

Session Information: Curriculum Design & Development
Session Chair: Lerato Matshaka

Friday, 24 November 2023 10:55
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Today, FinTech (Financial Technology) is a buzzword which refers to a set of new digital technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, and smart contract) employed to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. Over the past decade, we have witnessed that many FinTech firms have been flooding into financial services markets, creating innovative disruptions to traditional, long-established financial institutions (e.g., banks and insurance companies). Indeed, FinTech has caused a global financial revolution that affects everyone’s daily lives.

In response to this FinTech wave, universities around the world (e.g., Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford) have started to offer their FinTech education/training to various extent. As Australia has been an early adopter of innovation and technology in the financial services industry, we performed a comparative study to investigate how Australian universities offer FinTech education/training to their graduates and the society at large.

In our study, we first selected some Australian universities which are offering FinTech education/training. We then compared their offerings in various aspects such as the following: levels of offering (degree-level versus unit-level); hosting and offering schools (e.g., business or IT); entry requirements or study prerequisites; modes of study (e.g., on-campus, off-campus, or blended mode); learning outcomes; course structures and assessments; background of instructors (e.g., general business management, finance, accounting, or IT); FinTech topics covered; supporting laboratory (e.g., FinTech lab); professional short courses (e.g., FinTech boot camp); and industrial involvement.

Pak-Lok Poon, Central Queensland University, Australia
Sau-Fun Tang, Central Queensland University, Australia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Pak-Lok Poon received his Ph.D. degree in software engineering from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an associate professor with the School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia.

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