The degree programme choiceWe want to ensure your time at the University of Edinburgh benefits others in the future. Tell us how your choice of the degree programme will assist you to make the change you envisage.
MSc Finance, Technology and Policy are the three most important drivers of a modern economy. It is a programme based on a solid foundation in core principles and a common basis of knowledge across the different areas necessary for solving real problems and induce entrepreneurship and economic innovation.
The knowledge gained from financial economics will give me insights and perspectives on how to help small business owners to raise money to expand and manage their businesses. I also look forward to bringing small investors to invest their retirements into small businesses thereby creating jobs and increase the productivity of the society. This initiative will promote entrepreneurship, financial education, alleviates poverty in the community. My aim is to develop this idea into investment programs such as Dragons' Den in the UK, Canada and the Sharks in the US.
In addition, I think finance and technology and policy is a perfect combination for me to realise my dream of creating the first fintech start-up company of its kind in the Gambia that makes payment easy for small business owners and challenges the traditional banking system. I aim is to facilitate the payment system in the Gambia just like in Kenya where fintech space has recorded impressive growth in recent years. The Gambia is among the highest unbanked populations in Africa. Services of this kind will facilitate payment for about 20% to 25% of the population who are farmers and small businesses owners.