This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of today’s date. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!
From the Augustana University website, 2023: “Why study fintech? Launching in Fall 2023, Augustana University Fintech Program by Pathward™, is the first program of its kind in the region. Students who major in financial technology (fintech) at Augustana University will:
“Demonstrate an understanding of financial markets and institutions, as well as the fintech landscape in terms of its history, current applications and future trends
“Apply an advanced understanding of corporate finance to the areas of risk management, portfolio theory, asset pricing and financial forecasting
“Apply a regulatory and ethical framework to financial innovations that ensures data security, integrity and privacy for all stakeholders
“Distinguish the role of traditional financial institutions in the banking as a service (BaaS) space and how that relates to innovations in finance
“Understand the regulatory landscape for financial institutions operating in the fintech space and apply this knowledge to ensure compliance for the institution
“Along with Augustana University’s strategic partner, Pathward™, N.A. (formerly MetaBank, N.A.), Augustana University Fintech Program by Pathward is supported by a corporate team of organizations serving as an advisory board — MarketBeat, The Bancorp, CAPITAL Services, Goal Solutions, PREMIER Bankcard and Central Payments, as well as Pathward.”