One of the largest and most lavish universities in Latin America approved the launch of a Financial Engineering specialization course, whose modules cover crypto and blockchain related topics, making it a historic landmark across the region’s educational sector .
The Greater University of Mexico is about to teach Crypto Topics on a Brand New Expertise
According to the official announcement in its monthly bulletin, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) said the new course would be available to full-time and part-time students, with a duration of two semesters and four semesters, respectively.
The course objective reads as follows:
Graduates will be able to evaluate the profitability of public and private companies, develop funding strategies; designing, developing and implementing innovative financial instruments and processes; designing investment portfolios, measuring financial risk, among others.
However, the publication did not provide full details on which subtopics will be devoted to crypto issues. Still, press reports citing Eloisa Cadenas, CEO of CryptoFintech of Mexico, cited the development of bitcoin and blockchain technology as topics discussed within the course.
UNAM explained that Financial Engineering is aimed at those who have completed a degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Actuary or have graduated from related careers in Physical Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.
The establishment of crypto-related topics for the university marks the first appearance at higher-level educational institutions in Latin America. The course is not a diploma course, as it is a specialty for those who have already graduated.
UNAM’s Previous Flirting with Blockchain Topics
But this is not the first time the university in Mexico City has accommodated blockchain-related topics within their academic curriculum.
On August 20, 2020, the UNAM Division of Continuing Education of the Faculty of Accounting and Administration offered a diploma course in Financial Technologies, which covered the topics of fintech, law, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.
According to Webometrics 2020-2, UNAM is the second-best university in Latin America, behind the University of Sao Paulo. The university of Mexico is also well known for being the educational institution where the Nobel oarsmen of the three countries – Alfonso García Robles, Mario Molina, and Octavio Paz – completed their studies.
What are your thoughts on this university announcement in Mexico? Let us know in the comments section below.
Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, nor a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.