Mapua, a joint initiative of the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, is set to propel the fintech industry

By: Business News

Source: Business News

Mapua University has led the way in elevating the country’s fintech segment with its new Fintech and Regulatory Innovation program with content powered by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance and in partnership with the Fintech Alliance.

Mapua’s FTRI program is the first off-campus Cambridge FinTech and Regulatory Innovation in the ASEAN region, with localized content tailored to the Philippine setting.

The online tutor-led programme, which lasts nine weeks, will enable senior policy makers, central bank regulators, security agencies and finance officials to design evidence-based regulatory, supervisory and policy responses that manage the growth and use of fintech can do.

“Given the breadth and widespread acceptance of fintech systems in the local and international market, we at Mapua believe that the programs we are offering will enable senior policy makers, administrative officials and key leaders to more effectively direct and engage with the fintech sector.” can help take care of.” Mapua University President and CEO Dr. Reinaldo B. Viya said.

Mapua University President and CEO Dr. Reinaldo B. Via

“We hope that through Mapua’s Fintech and Regulatory Innovation (FTRI) programme, which is run by the CCAF of Cambridge Judge Business School, and in partnership with FTAP, we can help administrations and business leaders create standardized measures and appropriate safeguards that will protect the economy, enterprises and consumers as fintech continues to grow and develop.” He added.

Unlike other programs that only teach fintech fundamentals, the university’s FTRI certificate course tackles stringent regulation concerns such as regulatory responses, innovation offices, regulatory and supervisory technologies, regulatory reforms, and international cooperation.

It will also cover essential topics such as Fintech Innovation, Digital Assets, Digital Lending and Capital Raising, Regulatory Technologies (Regtech), Insurance Technologies (Insurtech) and Capstone Projects.

“The idea for this course is an outgrowth of conversations we have had with regulators over the past few years about a dilemma that we realized they were increasingly struggling to resolve. They recognize that technological innovation is critical to the financial system. may introduce new risks within. A fundamental challenge in resolving this dilemma is the growing knowledge gap between tech innovators and regulators about the technologies and business models introduced by fintechs. CCAF Director and Co-Founder Prof. Robert Wardrop said.

“This event is unique as we bring together industry practitioners, regulators and policy makers as well as academia in the field. We will seek and collect perspectives from different countries regarding the development of the fintech market, allowing participants to exercise their right It will help in finding answers to the challenges facing the sector. He added.

The fully online program will have one hour of synchronous class once a week and asynchronous lessons for the rest of the week. It will start in April 2023 and end with capstone project presentations by June 2023. At the end of the program, successful graduates will receive a certificate from Mapua University bearing the names of CCAF and FTAP. In addition to the application form, interested participants must submit an approval letter from their employers. For inquiries on the FTRI program, please email [email protected].

Mapua University is the leading technical and engineering university in the Philippines. It is one of four Philippine universities listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2023.

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