FinTech (Financial Technology) is disrupting and changing the role of traditional financial intermediaries like banks and introducing new players. This is being achieved through low cost, inclusive and secure alternative payment systems. According to a recent IMF research paper, technology is changing the landscape of the financial sector in profound ways and increasing access to financial services. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this change, letting FinTech companies create new opportunities of financial inclusion to overcome social distancing and containment measures. Access to government electronic systems that are integrated with digital financial services platforms such as fintech firms, mobile money companies, and digital banking, have proved critical in providing wide-reaching policy support promptly and without physical contact. This program will enable students to build both theoretical and practical 'banking' related skills and competencies applicable to areas such as; general banking, retail, corporate, investment banking, financial planning, consumer and commercial lending. It will also equip graduates with a detailed understanding of evolving technological innovations such as; Data Sciences, AI, blockchain, machine learning, cloud computing and programs like Python and R, which are an essential part of FinTech.
You may choose to exit the Bachelor’s degree with a diploma after successful completion of all diploma requirements.