The BIBF introduces the region’s first Masters in Financial Technology (FinTech)
In response to the ever-evolving role of technology in shaping the future of industries in Bahrain and globally, the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has introduced a Master’s Degree programme in Financial Technology (FinTech) in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Business School; one of the oldest, largest and most respected business schools in the UK.
The new Master’s Degree in FinTech will bolster Bahrain’s position as a leading FinTech hub in the region. The intensive 18-month programme will offer students a rigorous core academic curriculum combined with the entrepreneurial and innovative elements of the “Fintech Revolution”. It includes a selection of financial method, programming, data analytics and regulations and technology, and will introduce the applications of Blockchain and distributed ledgers.
Strathclyde Business School is among 1 percent in the world to be ‘triple-accredited’ by the three leading international accreditation bodies. These include the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (“AACSB”), Association of MBAs (“AMBA”) and the European Quality Improvement System (“EQUIS”).
On this occasion, Director of the BIBF, Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, “We are thrilled to partner with the internationally-recognised University of Strathclyde, to announce this important and forward-looking Master’s degree that will further strengthen Bahrain’s FinTech innovation and the quality of its workforce. As the training arm for the financial sector in Bahrain, it gives us great pleasure to be the first to introduce this programme in the region to equip the Bahraini workforce with the broad set of skills and knowledge required in the sector to take advantage of the opportunities arising from FinTech.”
On his part, Associate Principal & Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School, Professor David Hillier said, “This MSc takes a holistic view of the financial ecosystem from the perspective of where it is headed. Graduates of this programme will be highly employable and have the relevant skillsets for future careers in capital markets. We’re confident that this programme will help students to fast-track into a successful career in the finance sector.”