EDHEC launches its first-of-a-kind Hybrid Fintech Certificate
EDHEC Business School and the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CTFE) have launched their highly anticipated, innovative Hybrid Fintech Certificate course, which aims to give students an edge in the rapidly growing Fintech industry. The first-of-a-kind on- and offline course is available to EDHEC’s Master in Management (MiM), Financial Economics students. Eighty have embarked on the first three-month specialisation, during which they will be introduced to key industry trends and given a solid grounding in the conceptual frameworks of financial technology, as well as an overview of the trends driving the delivery of financial services in global financial centres from London and Paris to Singapore, New York and Hong Kong. EDHEC’s partnership with CFTE, announced late last year, is one of a number of top-tier collaborations by the French institution, which ranks in the world’s top three business schools for finance. The course, jointly designed by CFTE and EDHEC, is co-led by Huy Nguyen Trieu, a co-founder of CFTE and Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford, Professor Laurent Deville, Director of the Financial Economics track at EDHEC, and Janos Barberis, founder and CEO of SuperCharger, Asia’s largest FinTech accelerator.
“The partnership with CFTE is in line with our mission to provide top-quality academic and industry-relevant education,” says Michelle Sisto, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at EDHEC. The initiative “ensures our students are not only aware of the technology and players currently impacting industry, but are also able to collaboratively and creatively propose tomorrow’s financial solutions.”
The course combines self-paced online learning with diverse in-class formats, including special group workshops, video lectures, class discussions, masterclasses, expert discussions, case studies and applied discussions. Students can draw on the guidance of four industry experts and 16 Fintech CEOs, heads of innovation and investors. Students have already had lectures by Mr. Nguyen Trieu on why Finance 2.0 matters and by Wissam Farah, an EDHEC alumnus with 20 years of experience in the banking industry, as well as a masterclass from Mr. Barberis, an expert in the regulatory implications of FinTech development.