Starting this fall, full- and part-time MBA students at New York University’s Stern School of Business can select FinTech as a specialization.
The move follows the offering of a business school course on bitcoin in the fall of 2014.
The business school said in a press release courses in the FinTech specialization will address a variety of subjects, among them regulation and the impact of digital currencies, mobile payments and entrepreneurial crowdfunding. A list of sample courses includes one titled “Digital Currencies, Blockchains, and the Financial Services Industry.”
Several Stern faculty members are currently researching FinTech issues, such as blockchain. This summer will see the launch of a new FinTech faculty seminar series to foster discussions about research. Faculty members will host a Design Sprint challenge, a one-day event for innovators in the New York City area to think disruptively about the future of banks. The business school will also run a FinTech conference on November 9, featuring a keynote presentation by PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, a Stern alumnus.