On the Educational Curriculum in Finance and Technology

18 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2019

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Tatja Karkkainen


Georgios A. Panos

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

Daniel Broby

Ulster University

Andrea Bracciali

University of Stirling

Date Written: October 1, 2017


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.

Keywords: Finance, Financial technology, Fintech, Educational curriculum

JEL Classification: A12, A13, A22, A23, G41, I22, O32

Suggested Citation

Karkkainen, Tatja and Panos, Georgios A. and Broby, Daniel and Bracciali, Andrea, On the Educational Curriculum in Finance and Technology (October 1, 2017). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Book Series), 2018 (Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3121982

Tatja Karkkainen

Kiitot ( email )


Georgios A. Panos (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School ( email )

Gilbert Scott Building
University Avenue
Glasgow, Scotland G128QQ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/georgiosapanos/

Daniel Broby

Ulster University ( email )

Accounting, Finance and Economics
Cathedral Quarter
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT15 1ED
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://pure.ulster.ac.uk/en/persons/daniel-broby

Andrea Bracciali

University of Stirling ( email )

Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
United Kingdom

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