One of Hong Kong’s top universities is offering a new fintech degree with the assistance of Singaporean lender DBS Bank.
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and DBS have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together on CUHK’s new fintech masters degree.
Martin Wong, CUHK’s dean of engineering, and Brit Blakeney, DBS Hong Kong’s head of innovation and ecosystems, were responsible for signing the agreement.
“Our MSc FinTech program is committed to nurturing technologically adept and business savvy talents who can offer innovative solutions to finance-related industries,” Wong said.
“This collaboration is beneficial to both sides as we firmly believe that extending and strengthening academic and corporate relationships is crucial to the development of financial technologists.”
“Banks can no longer work in silos and can only be successful by materially transforming the way they work and by collaborating with fintechs,” said Blakeney.
The new fintech masters degree provides students with first-hand experience in the areas of digital customer journey, API application, big data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and sustainability.
Students will also have access to internship opportunities and sharing sessions with mentors from DBS Hong Kong.