SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – There have been many big changes at Augustana University lately. This includes a new hockey arena, a new residence hall, and a new esports team. Continuing that trend of growth, just last week Augie announced the launch of a new program.
Financial technology, or “Fintech” is one of the newest degree programs in the country. Fintech combines the skills of finance and computer science to provide financial services electronically. Last week, Augustana announced that they would be launching a new Fintech program.
The field is quickly growing and Augustana is only the fourth institution in the United States to offer it. It’s the first of its kind in the region and program director, Raymond Leach, is excited to get started.
“I think that this is a huge step for Augustana, you know, we’re going through a lot of exciting changes right now in terms of growth with the university and this fintech program is just another step in that,” Leach expressed.
Leach was tasked to build a brand new program from the ground up over the last six months. He…