UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector.

While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of Private Equity, North Asia, at Templeton Private Equity Partners, Franklin Templeton Investments, stated:

“Technology revolution has changed the world, definitely the financial world. I’m glad to know Wrexham Glyndwr University has a vision to become the pioneer in FinTech education, and I am sure the program will be well received.”

Lloyd Powell, Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Cymru Wales, also commented:

“On behalf of ACCA Cymru Wales, I am delighted to support the launch of Wrexham Glyndwr University’s ground-breaking new degree in Financial Technologies. As new technology brings new challenges and opportunities, it is vital that higher education can play a key part in delivering graduates equipped with the skills that employers will need. The new degree will give students a mix of theory and practical skills and experience in order to support the growth of this important sector.”

Anna Sung, course leader and lecturer at Wrexham Glyndwr University, added:

“Rather than teaching students the technologies behind the rise of Fintech, the course will teach them how to generate new business ideas and create their own startup using the technologies available to them. Now more than ever businesses need employees with the knowledge and skills to advise on how they can grow within the financial services sector. We’ve designed the course with input from leaders of FinTech companies across the world and the degree delivers exactly the kind of skills which they look for in potential new recruits.”

 

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