One of the largest and most awarded 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 in the region’s education sector.

Mexico’s largest university will teach crypto subjects on brand new specialization

According to the official announcement in monthly bulletinThe National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) said the new course would be available to both full-time and part-time students, with durations of two semesters and four semesters respectively.

The aim of the course is as follows:

Graduates will be able to evaluate the profitability of public and private companies, develop financing strategies; design, development and implementation of innovative financial instruments and processes; include designing investment portfolios, measuring financial risks.

However, the announcement did not provide full details on which sub-topics will be devoted to crypto matters. Still, press releases, quoting Eloisa Cadenas, CEO of Mexico-based CryptoFintech, report pointed out development of bitcoin and blockchain technology as topics discussed in the course.

The UNAM clarified that financial engineering is for those who have obtained or graduated a degree in engineering, mathematics or actuary from a related career in Physical Mathematical Sciences and Engineering.

The onset of crypto-related topics in college marks the debut among higher-level educational institutions in Latin America. The course is not a diploma course, it is a specialization for those who have already obtained a diploma.

UNAM’s previous flirting with blockchain topics

But this isn’t the first time the Mexico City-based university has given room blockchain related topics within their academic curriculum.

On August 20, 2020, the Continuing Education Department of UNAM’s Faculty of Accounting and Administration offered a degree course in financial technologies, covering fintech, law, cryptocurrencies and blockchain topics.

According to Webometrics 2020-2, UNAM is the second best university in Latin America, after the University of Sao Paulo. The Mexican University is also known as the educational institution where all three Nobel laureates – Alfonso GarcĂ­a Robles, Mario Molina and Octavio Paz – completed their studies.

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