The Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Technology (BBA FinTech) is a specialized 4-year program affiliated to Westcliff University, USA.

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The Bachelor of Business Administration program with a specialization in Financial Technology (BBA FinTech)  is meticulously crafted to nurture financial entrepreneurs capable of propelling innovation within the financial services sector through technology-driven platforms. In the dynamic intersection of finance and technology, students will gain crucial insights into the realms of Financial Technology, Retail Bank Management, Distributed Ledger, Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technologies, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency, Forensic Accounting, Fraud Management, and Innovative Payment Solutions or Electronic Payment Systems.

As the finance industry undergoes a transformative shift towards online platforms for transactions, trading, currency exchange, loan management, and various financial services, FinTech emerges as a pivotal term in the bank and financial institutions (BFI) industry. This specialization program not only introduces students to the foundational concepts of FinTech but also places a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. Through practical experiences, students will stay abreast of current trends and practices in the ever-evolving global Financial Technology landscape.

The program aims to furnish its graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills to navigate and lead within the FinTech industry, with a particular emphasis on emerging technologies and their practical applications. Prospective students are invited to embark on this educational journey, where the institution prepares professionals to excel in the management and leadership of financial institutions, facilitating the delivery of services through state-of-the-art, technologically enabled platforms. The specialized BBA program in FinTech serves as a gateway for individuals to spearhead innovation in the future landscape of financial services.

Eligibility

Undergraduates from any discipline with passion for Finance and Technology

Job Prospects

  • Software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Software engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Research scientist.

Curricular Structure

Core Courses

  • Foundation of Business
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Concepts of MicroEconomics
  • Concepts of MacroEconomics
  • Introduction to Business Writing
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Introduction to Organizational Behavior
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Essentials of Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Fundamentals of Decision Making
  • Foundations in Operations Management
  • Introduction to Sales Management
  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • The Necessities of International Marketing & Culture
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Introduction to Business Research
  • Development of Business Strategy (Capstone)
  • Academic Communication
  • The Impact of Art: Visual, Media & Design
  • Composition 1
  • Creating a Sustainable World: Technology & Energy Solutions
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Composition 2
  • College Algebra
  • Psychology, Motivation & Decision-Making
  • Personal Finance
  • Speech, Debate and Ethics
  • Integrative Studies Capstone

Specialization / Elective Courses

Introduction to FinTech: This course offers students a comprehensive exploration of the evolving landscape of financial technology and its impact across various industries. Providing an introduction to fundamental concepts, technologies, and innovations, students delve into the intersection of finance and technology. The course emphasizes the disruptive potential and opportunities presented by FinTech.

Introduction to Blockchain Technology: This comprehensive course introduces students to the fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of blockchain technology. It aims to provide a deep understanding of the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies and its potential to revolutionize industries. Students explore the decentralized nature of blockchain, its cryptographic foundations, smart contracts, and implications for sectors like finance, supply chain, healthcare, and more.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: In this in-depth course, students gain a profound understanding of cryptocurrencies, with a focus on Bitcoin as the pioneering digital currency. Exploring foundational principles, technologies, and economic implications, students delve into blockchain technology, mechanics of Bitcoin transactions, cryptocurrency mining, and the broader ecosystem of digital assets and decentralized finance (DeFi).

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Management: This course equips students with a comprehensive understanding of principles, methodologies, and techniques used in forensic accounting to detect, prevent, and investigate financial fraud. Through real-world case studies, ethical considerations, and legal frameworks, students learn to identify red flags, assess risks, gather evidence, and implement effective fraud prevention and detection measures.

Retail Bank Management: Providing a comprehensive understanding of principles, strategies, and operational aspects, this course covers managing retail banking institutions. Students gain knowledge and skills for effective retail banking business management, including customer relationship management, product development, risk management, and digital transformation. Emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in the retail banking industry are also explored.

Smart Contracts and Electronic Payment Systems: This course offers a comprehensive understanding of smart contracts, blockchain technology, and electronic payment systems. Exploring principles, functionalities, and applications in various industries, students examine electronic payment systems, including cryptocurrencies and digital wallets. Hands-on experience in developing and deploying smart contracts is a key focus.

Innovation in Investment Technology: Providing insight into the latest technological advancements in the investment industry, this course explores the transformative impact of technology on investment processes, portfolio management, risk assessment, and decision-making. Students delve into applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, and emerging technologies in investment management.

Cyber Laws and Security: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, and technical aspects of cybersecurity. Students explore laws, regulations, and best practices governing cyberspace, cybersecurity principles, risk management, incident response, and the legal framework surrounding cyber activities. Emerging cyber threats, privacy concerns, and ethical considerations are addressed.

Social and Web Analytics: Offering a comprehensive understanding of principles, methodologies, and tools used in analyzing data from social media platforms and websites, this course explores the growing importance of social and web analytics in various domains. Students delve into data collection, processing, analysis techniques, and interpretation and application of insights derived from social and web data.

Decentralized Finance: This course comprehensively explores Decentralized Finance (DeFi), utilizing blockchain technology to reshape traditional financial systems. Students gain a thorough understanding of fundamental principles, concepts, and technologies driving DeFi. The course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, enabling students to understand, evaluate, and actively participate in the dynamic realm of decentralized finance.