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KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- Taylor’s University’s School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF) has incorporated the cryptocurrency monitor dashboard and related Bloomberg Intelligence research available on the Bloomberg Terminal in its Bachelor in Accounting (Fintech) programme to provide students' first-hand experience of the fintech and cryptocurrency market.
This follows Taylor’s Business School’s partnership with Bloomberg since 2019 which has enabled the school to integrate the Bloomberg Terminal, a market data and analytics solution that helps investors navigate the world of global finance.
“The Bloomberg Terminal will now introduce functions such as the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index, which analyses the performance of cryptocurrencies and the Solactive Fintech Index, which tracks the performance of fintech companies.
“These tools, utilised by financial analysts, allow students to gain experience and remain updated about the evolving fintech and cryptocurrency market,” it said in a statement today.
SOAF head Associate Professor Dr Nor Shaipah Abdul Wahab said by incorporating the study and analysis of cryptocurrency and fintech into its curriculum, Taylor’s hopes to bridge the gap between theory and practice for its students through innovations in its curriculum and its partnership with Bloomberg.
“The Bloomberg Terminal is core to the university’s Trading Room, which provides students with simulations on market analysis, trading, and investments.
“The Bloomberg Terminal and its rich cryptocurrency and financial analysis tools have ensured that our students remain ahead of the curve and receive the most relevant education possible in the industry,” she said.
The professor noted that blockchain technology and cryptocurrency -- a decentralised and secure form of currency -- is addressing the pain points of traditional finance.
As of 2021, it is estimated that there are around 300 million cryptocurrency users worldwide, with more than 18,000 businesses accepting cryptocurrency payments.
The world’s largest banks and financial institutions are also digging into the cryptocurrency pie, pushing US$3 billion in funding into cryptocurrency and blockchain companies.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg head of ASEAN Steven Yankelson said that with the new enhancements to its modules, fresh graduates would gain an advantage when they enter the competitive job market.
“We are excited to have provided students at Taylor’s the opportunity to experience one of our latest analytics tools currently used by C-suites and financial institutions globally,” he said.
Students who complete their courses with the Bloomberg Terminal will receive the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, which is also a prerequisite to graduation.
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