In summary

  • Swinburne has partnered with Judo Bank and Banxa to embed industry knowledge and experience into its Master of Financial Technologies (FinTech)
  • The partnerships will help bridge the gap between supply and industry demand for talent
  • Students from technical and non-technical backgrounds with an interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain benefit from access to industry co-created content, guest lectures, case studies and networking 

Swinburne's Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship has partnered with Judo Bank and Banxa to offer its Master of Financial Technologies (FinTech) students a unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders.

The FinTech world is fast-changing as more markets begin to recognise and regulate cryptocurrencies. That makes it an exciting time to kickstart a FinTech career, whether you work in tech and product development or have a background in business, finance, marketing, strategy or sales. Swinburne’s Master of Financial Technologies equips students from any background to be part of the FinTech evolution.

Swinburne’s Director of the Master of Financial Technologies, Dr Dimitrios Salampasis says, “Judo Bank and Banxa, together with our existing industry partners, create an educational prototype of global best practice. Both industry and student needs are addressed and embedded into the degree.”

Partnerships built on people and tech

Judo Bank is carving out a reputation for its work with small and medium-sized enterprises and focus on customer relationships. While Banxa, the world's first listed payment service provider (PSP) and RegTech platform for the digital assets industry, specialises in providing seamless fiat to crypto conversion for the digital assets industry, powering giants such as Binance, OKX, Kucoin and more.

Both organisations will co-create content, host lectures, provide case studies and provide students access to company networks.

CEO of Judo Bank, Joseph Healy says, “We are thrilled to partner with Swinburne and support the next generation of FinTech leaders.

“Sharing the insights of our relationship-led business model and the important part technology plays in it is a valuable story for FinTech students as they embark on their careers.”

Employers cry out for crypto talent

With the skyrocketing growth of the cryptocurrency and other financial technologies, employers are scrambling to meet the demand. The scale of talent needed just isn’t available, either in Australia or internationally. Product specialists, blockchain specialists and engineers are in high demand – and that’s just the technical side. The industry also needs people in less technical roles with an interest and knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

CEO of Banxa, Holger Arians says, “This partnership will provide a collaborative space to build Australia's crypto talent and close the gap between the demand and supply of talent in the sector.

“The crypto market is ever-evolving, and conversations with the next generation of FinTech leaders are critical to shaping the future of both the technology and industry.”

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