Fintech incubator FinTech Consortium announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with Georgetown University to launch a professional development program in fintech. According to FinTech Consortium, the program is specifically designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in financial services or technology, focuses on fintech innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship across different verticals, including digital banking, Islamic fintech, blockchain applications, insurtech, and regtech.
FinTech Consortium also reported that the course is a 3-month online interactive, live program, comprising of seven modules, and four case-studies designed by fintech observers and led by Professor James Angel, who has co-invented 12 FinTech patents. Although participation can be entirely online, some live classroom sessions will also be held at Bahrain FinTech Bay by professors visiting from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.
While sharing more details about the program, James Angel, Associate Professor of Finance in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University stated:
“The financial services industry is undergoing a fundamental transformation. New technology enables us to offer services, products and interact with consumers like we could never do before. This 12 weeks Certificate Program brings together world class expertise in business education and the cutting edge of FinTech in business creation.”
FinTech Consortium went on to add the program will be offered twice a year with the first cohort commencing on April 13th.