LinkedIn also joined the sector as early as 2015, buying online education firm Lynda for $1.5 billion. Lynda has finance as well as technology courses, including ones of which aim to help business executives implement tech into their firm.
Meanwhile, South African start-up GetSmarter has capitalized on the uptrend as well as is usually the software as well as online campus provider for the Said Business School at Oxford University’s completely new online fintech course.
At the time of the program’s mid-October start date, nearly 1,000 people by across 71 countries had enrolled, with the U.K. accounting for a third of sign-ups.
Here’s where the numbers get interesting. About three-quarters of participants are currently working in financial services, with half having more than 15 years’ experience inside industry.
Over half the students are company leaders, with many listing job titles such as managing director. as well as a large proportion are employed by the globe’s biggest banks, including Bank of America, Barclays, CitiBank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered as well as UBS.