Minor in FinTech & Digital Analytics
Fintech is the technology that makes it possible to electronically transfer money to your friends. It allows you to invest, insure, and bank from your mobile device without ever having to step foot in a building. This is a high demand career area. Did you know Georgia is home to a large concentration of companies in the fintech space? More than 70% of all credit and debit card transactions in the United States are processed by companies located in Georgia. It has truly earned the name “Transaction Alley”! The highest demand career areas in fintech are information technology, cybersecurity, data science, and business.
Fintech in Georgia:
- $72 billion+ annual revenue in Georgia
- 160+ financial technology (fintech) companies
- 70% of all U.S. payments processed run through a company located in Georgia
- 50,000 employees+ in fintech in Georgia
- 15 million+ global card-enabled merchants rely upon Georgia companies
- Academic advisors: https://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/business/student-advising-center/our-team.php
- Academic program director: Dr. Karin P. Roland, firstname.lastname@example.org, (229) 293-6062
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- Course information: see below
- Registration link: https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/registrar/student-resources.php
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All courses are delivered online via eCampus using a common learning management system interface. Students register at the institution in which they are enrolled. Lead instructors are faculty at Georgia State University and depending on the number of course sections co-instructors may be engaged in delivering the courses.
FTA 4001 Foundations of FinTech
The financial services industries are changing rapidly with the emergence of financial technology (FinTech). The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of FinTech and introductions to its applications in financial services, such as commercial and investment banking, digital investing, financial advising, and insurance. Students are expected to develop a broad understanding of the recent FinTech development and its impact on different parts of the financial world. Students will also have hands-on problem-solving experiences that can be useful in FinTech applications and innovation. Topics may include but are not limited to: blockchain and cryptocurrencies, smart contracting, payments, digital banking, P2P lending, crowdfunding, robo-advising, and InsurTech.
FTA 4002 Financial Technologies
This course examines the information and communications tools, technologies, and standards integral to consumer, merchant, and enterprise services in the payments and financial service sectors. Explores technology’s role in reshaping FinTech businesses. Technologies span messaging, communication networks and gateways, core processing, mobile and online software, and application program interfaces (APIs). Includes the challenges, standards, and techniques associated with securing systems and data.
FTA 4003 Commercial Banking and FinTech
The FinTech revolution is creating significant disruption to the traditional processes of managing and regulating financial institutions, especially banks. Understanding, assessing and forecasting FinTech’s impact on banking is particularly important because proper management and oversight of financial institutions is essential to the efficient operation of the national, as well as global, economy. In this course, students will learn about the principles and practices of commercial bank management, bank regulation, and the tradeoffs between risk and return. Challenges presented by the FinTech evolution, including traditional and emergent competitors as well as demographic, social, and technology forces driving change in the industry, will be integrated throughout the entire course.