Note from the Publisher: As fintech expands exponentially, it’s natural that education for the category should also expand correspondingly. MIT recently launched an online fintech course through South Africa’s digital “GetSmarter” platform, and is now rolling out additional fintech curricula. They have announced the launch of Fintech Ventures as a full semester course within their MIT Sloan School of Management. It would not surprise us to see MBA degrees in fintech in the very near future.
“………….FinTech Ventures, a popular project and lecture based course that explores different sub-industries within the FinTech space—including consumer finance, payments, trading and cryptocurrencies—has been designated as a full-semester course for Fall 2016. MIT Sloan first launched FinTech Ventures in Fall 2015 as a half-semester course. Co-teaching the course are Antoinette Schoar, the Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan, and Visiting Associate Professor Matthew Rhodes-Kropf.
MIT Sloan was the first business school to launch a graduate-level course covering financial technology applications in the United States. The course was initiated by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Finance Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, in collaboration with the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Harvard Law School.”