Georgia FinTech Academy, a statewide talent development initiative, announced earlier this week it will now have two physical locations at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, executive offices on the university’s downtown campus and a professional education hub at its Buckhead Executive Center.
Georgia FinTech Academy is described as an online talent development platform that allows learners to access the specialized educational experiences necessary to enter the fintech sector regardless of where they live in the state or the college in which they enroll, with a physical hub at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.
The organization reported that it involves the state’s 26 public higher education institutions through in-person and virtual course offerings in financial technology. Its curriculum was developed in conjunction with fintech employers to address their priority needs and will span the 26-institution University System with virtual access to online courses and degrees through USG’s eCampus and cloud-based talent development programs. Speaking about the program, Mark P. Becker, President of Georgia State, stated:
“The proliferation of the fintech sector and Atlanta’s emergence as its global capital is a testament to the importance of regional innovation. Innovation is an integral part of Georgia State’s DNA and we look forward to working closely with the University System to ensure the Georgia FinTech Academy responds to industry needs and helps power future growth and expansion of the sector.”
Richard D. Phillips, Dean of the Robinson College of Business, added:
“Our downtown campus and Buckhead Executive Center are in close proximity to major fintech employers, startups and incubators, who will benefit from and contribute to the Georgia FinTech Academy’s success. Robinson is excited to take the lead in meeting the escalating demand for fintech professionals.”