School of Business an Invited Sponsor in P20 Global Payments Conference

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ATLANTA – Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is an invited sponsor in the fourth annual P20 Global Payments Conference, to be held virtually Sept. 29-30 to convene top business leaders, government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the payments industry.

P20 is a London- and Atlanta-based financial technology (FinTech) global consortium facilitating collaboration in harmonizing a global approach and developing solutions to non-competitive issues in the payments industry. The pillars of the consortium are in the areas of regulation, cybersecurity, financial inclusion and education.

“Atlanta is the hub for FinTech payments in the United States due to the strategic location of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta, and as a result FinTech has grown by leaps and bounds in Atlanta and even more during COVID-19,” said Dr. Vijaya Subrahmanyam, associate dean and C. Ben Harnsberger Professor of Finance in the School of Business.

Mercer will be represented at the conference by Dr. Subrahmanyam and Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor of economics, in Atlanta and Dr. Geoffrey Ngene, associate professor of finance, in Macon. The University will broadcast the conference to students on both the Atlanta and Macon campuses.

Mercer’s virtual booth will showcase a new certificate program in FinTech Compliance, Regulation and Analytics that is planned for summer 2021.

The new program, consisting of virtual and in-person meetings, is directed toward professionals in accounting, finance, management, human resources and other areas seeking information on the payments or technological applications in the financial services industry.

For more information on the program, contact Jeff Wolfe, director of the Center for Executive Education, at (678) 547-6405 or wolfe_jj@mercer.edu.

About the School of Business

Established in 1984, Mercer’s School of Business is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history, and his grandson Robert F. (Bob) Hatcher, a Macon businessman, longtime supporter, trustee and former board chair for the University. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer’s business school delivers career-focused business education in order to develop innovative leaders who are responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer’s business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.” The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA). For more information, visit business.mercer.edu.

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