Fintech and Blockchain Education: University Courses and Workshops in Switzerland and Germanyby Fintechnews Switzerland May 18, 2016
The vibrant FinTech ecosystem is evolving rapidly and the sector is in increasing need for professionals with skills and knowledge on the new, emerging business models, digital platforms and tools that are gaining popularity.
To educate students and professionals on FinTech, Switzerland and Germany have a number of programs available that dive into digitalization in the banking and financial sector, blockchain technology, the emerging FinTech startup scene, and many other topics.
Here is a few of them:
Hochschule Luzern: CAS Digital Banking
The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Digital Banking of Hochschule Luzern is a program aimed at providing students with professional skills and knowledge on the emerging FinTech ecosystem, teach them about the ongoing digitalization of the financial services industry, and the ability to use these new trends to grab new business opportunities.
The program is divided into four main courses: the environment of digital banking, strategic digital banking, digital customer management and social banking, and FinTech products and solutions.
HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich: CAS Digital Finance
The CAS Digital Finance of the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, is a 18-day course targeted at financial services professionals.
The program is divided into four major blocks:
- Digital mindset: innovation management, cultural changes, digitalization as part of the overall strategy, etc.
- Digital products and services: fintech, crowdfunding/lending, peer-to-peer, robo-advisor, etc.
- Technology: big-data analysis, cyber security, blockchain technology, etc.
- Customer experience: multichannel presence, online/offline strategies, community, social media, etc.
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
As part of its bachelor’s degree in business administration, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is proposing a specialization called “Digital Innovation and FinTech” which focuses on the impact of technology and new business models and services on the banking and financial services industry.
The program will begin in the winter semester of 2016/2017, and as part of the launch of the new specialization, the university has teamed up with FinTech Group, which will support 20 students with their tuition fees. The company will also offer the three year’s best students an employment contract.
Introduction to Blockchains and smart contracts for developers
Zurich-based ValidityLabs is a company that provides blockchain and smart contracts education through courses and workshops.
On May 21, 2016, ValidityLabs will be hosting a workshop at Zurich’s Technopark,
The workshop will be focused on Ethereum and is aimed at familiarizing developers, software architects and technical decision markets with principles of blockchains and smart contracts.
The workshop will feature a demonstration of a contract deployment and inspection on the Ethereum network.
Source: information and images from the mentioned universities’/organizations’ wites