Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who wish to “upskill and keep pace” with the rapid development of fintech technology, its adoption and applications, particularly in the financial services industry.
“Fintech – Financial Innovation, which is led by Professor Mark Cummins and Dr. Pierangelo Rosati of DCU Business School, examines how key technologies, such as cloud computing, social media and artificial intelligence, are disrupting all aspects of the finance value chain and facilitating unprecedented levels of innovation in financial services.”
Speaking about the new course, President of Dublin City University, Professor Brian MacCraith, commented:
“By offering this microcredential course, in partnership with Futurelearn, DCU is once again demonstrating its commitment to addressing emerging skills gaps and increasing educational opportunity. The Fintech sector offers significant new opportunities for employment and growth in the Irish economy. The flexibility offered by this online course will allow those already in employment the chance to upskill and develop new opportunities in this exciting new area.”
Dr. Pierangelo Rosati, Assistant Professor in Business Analytics, Dublin City University Business School, added:
“Learners will upskill in this tailored microcredential through a synthesis of theory and practice, which will support the learner in efforts to transition into the FinTech roles of the future.”
The course will begin on February 24th and is currently open for applications.