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.
|Title of host publication||Internet Science - INSCI 2017 International Workshops, IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS, Revised Selected Papers|
|Editors||Michail Vafopoulos, Asbjorn Folstad, Thomas Vilarinho, Sotiris Diplaris, Anna Satsiou|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 2018|
|Event||4th International Conference on Internet Science, INSCI 2017 co-located with IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS 2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece|
Duration: 22 Nov 2017 → 24 Nov 2017
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||4th International Conference on Internet Science, INSCI 2017 co-located with IFIN, DATA ECONOMY, DSI, and CONVERSATIONS 2017|
|Period||22/11/17 → 24/11/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgements. Panos gratefully acknowledges funding from the PROFIT project. Project PROFIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no. 687895. Bracciali based his contribution to the paper upon work from COST Action IC1406 cHiPSET, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). All authors have benefited from participation and knowledge exchange taking place as part of the Scottish Business School Forum.
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- Educational curriculum
- Financial technology