FinTech Academy partnership provides opportunities for business students

UNG will collaborate with the Georgia FinTech Academy to train workers for the financial technology or “fintech” industry. Payment processing firms in Georgia handle 70% of all U.S. credit, debit and gift card transactions.

“We are in a prime location to be a provider of talent for the fintech industry,” said Dr. Mary Gowan, dean of UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business.

UNG students started taking courses such as “Foundations of FinTech,” “Financial Technologies” and “Commercial Banking and Fintech” in fall 2019. UNG will incorporate online classes from the academy into its computer science and information systems and economics and finance curriculums as electives.