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Investigating FinTech education and training in Australian universities

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posted on 2024-05-15, 02:21 authored by Pak PoonPak Poon, Santoso WibowoSantoso Wibowo, Srimannarayana GrandhiSrimannarayana Grandhi, Sau-Fun Tang
For more than a decade, the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry has been growing, and it has reshaped how payments were made and brought new financial service products to the market. FinTech has created innovative disruptions to traditional, long-established financial institutions (e.g., banks and investment firms) in financial services markets. The worldwide blooming of FinTech has caused universities around the globe to teach their students (particularly those in the IT and finance disciplines) about practical and contemporary knowledge on FinTech. This paper discusses our recent survey study to investigate the status quo of offering FinTech education and training by Australian universities. Our study involved two rounds of online data collection (one in November 2021 and the other one in June 2022) from 41 sample universities in Australia. Among our various findings, we observed that, although Australian universities are increasingly aware of the importance of and the demand for FinTech studies, FinTech has still not yet become a mainstream study discipline. This observation indicates that, in Australia, FinTech studies have generally gone through the inception stage and entered the growth stage.

History

Volume

22

Issue

1

Start Page

30

End Page

40

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

1545-679X

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Information Systems Education Journal