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Beginner Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Financial Crises

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 82 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Introduction to Week 1 - Financial Crises4m
Asian Financial Crisis - The Contributing Factors6m
Asian Financial Crisis - The Outcome5m
Global Financial Crisis - The American Dream6m
Global Financial Crisis - Securitization of Mortgages5m
Global Financial Crisis - The Crises Erupts5m
Global financial crisis - The Crisis Continues6m
Bank Balance Sheets6m
Mechanisms of Mortgage Securitization9m
Mechanisms Behind Contagion Channels10m
Basel III - Liquidity Regulation and Leverage Ratios11m
4 readings
Meet the instructor3m
How the course works5m
Week 1 Resources10m
Week 1 - Wrap up5m
3 practice exercises
Global financial crisis12m
Financial mechanisms10m
Week 1 - Asian and global financial crises15m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Post-crisis regulations

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
12 videos
Great Depression: Stock Market Crash3m
Great Depression: Banking Crisis4m
New Deal: Emergency Measures2m
New Deal: Commercial Bank Structures6m
New Deal: Federal Reserve System4m
Regulation Q and Shadow Banking8m
Two Main Modes of the Financial System6m
Capital Regulation8m
Risk-weighted Assets7m
The Bretton Woods Agreement4m
The Bretton Woods Design Flaw5m
3 readings
Week 2 Resources10m
Week 2 - Wrap up10m
Honors lessons10m
4 practice exercises
Great Depression and New Deal2m
Financial Systems2m
Week 2 - Post-crisis regulations and financial systems15m
Honors - Bretton Woods14m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Fintech regulation in emerging markets

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 86 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
How Regulation in Emerging Markets Differ7m
Fintech regulation in the US - Responsible innovation5m
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)5m
Initial Coin Offering Regulation4m
Smart Contracts and Law7m
Fintech Regulation in China: Market for Cryptocurrencies5m
Fintech Regulation in China: ICOs and P2P Lending5m
Fintech in China: Interview with Michael Wong13m
Fintech Regulation in Brazil6m
Fintech Regulation in South Africa5m
Fintech in South Africa: Interview with Arif Ismail15m
3 readings
My guests this week10m
Week 3 Resources20m
Week 3 - Wrap up10m
3 practice exercises
Fintech Regulation in the US10m
Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets10m
Week 3 - Fintech regulation and emerging markets10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Rise in Fintech Companies

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 105 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
13 videos
Peer-to-Peer Lending3m
Peer-to-Peer Models4m
Remittances5m
Zoona: Expanding Financial Services in Africa15m
Payment Services - Yoco7m
Blockchain and Banks - Naomi Snyman9m
Blockchain and Banks - Stuart van der Veen and Aatish Ramkaran7m
ICOs, Blockchain and Banks - Farzam Ehsani9m
Fintech for Financial Freedom - StokFella13m
Fintech for Impact - The SunExchange6m
Impact Investing - Aunnie Patton Power14m
Course conclusion2m
2 readings
My guests this week10m
Week 4 Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Peer-to-peer lending and remittances4m
Payments and Impact8m

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About the Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Specialization

The University of Cape Town’s specialization will give aspiring entrepreneurs the tools to understand the technological innovations and challenges the financial services industry faces in the emerging market context. The specialization covers foundations of the changing financial regulations, new technological applications like blockchain or artificial intelligence and design thinking for startups in emerging markets. Through real-world case studies, you will see how this technology can unlock growth and spur innovation and will understand the specific emerging economies environment within which innovation can take place. This specialization is particularly suited for entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn how they can harness the power of fintech or technology in an emerging market. You will work on a business plan for your own fintech or tech-based startup idea in the capstone project comprising a business model canvas and pitch. This allows aspiring entrepreneurs to take a tangible step towards launching their own startup. Watch the course trailer...
Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets

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