On the educational curriculum in finance and technology

Tatja Karkkainen , Georgios A. Panos, Daniel Broby, Andrea Bracciali

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Abstract

Recent technological developments have enabled a wide array of new applications in financial markets, e.g. big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, and robo-advising, inter alia. While traditionally comprising of computer programs and other technology used to support or enable banking and financial services, the new fintech sector is often seen as enabling transformation of the financial industry. A more moderate and critical view suggests that for the full transformative potential of fintech to be enabled, there is a need for an updated educational curriculum that balances knowledge and understanding of finance and technology. A curriculum that provides a skill portfolio in the two core components and complements them with applied knowledge can support the enabling forces which will render fintech as a true opportunity for the financial service industry and for society as a whole. We attempt a scholarship inquiry into the educational curriculum in finance and technology, aiming to inform this modern educational agenda. We review skills shortages, as identified by firms and experts, and examine the state-of-the art by some of the first educational programs in fintech.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet Science
Subtitle of host publicationINSCI 2017 International Workshops, IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 22, 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSotiris Diplaris, Anna Satsiou, Asbjørn Følstad, Michail Vafopoulos, Thomas Vilarinho
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages7-20
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319775463
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Mar 2018
Event4th International Conference on Internet Science - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume10750
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Internet Science
Abbreviated titleINSCI 2017
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period22/11/1724/11/17

Keywords

  • finance
  • financial technology
  • Fintech
  • educational curriculum

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