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Beginner Level

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours of videos in total, plus a final project requiring about 5 hours to complete....

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to FinTech

In this module (week one), students will gain a multi-dimensional perspective on what FinTech means from the perspective of large firms (and older participants in the industry - e.g. dinosaurs), entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. Examining what FinTech is, or is not, provides a foundations upon which students can build for better understanding of opportunities and changes.

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11 videos (Total 94 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
1.4: FinTech For Entrepreneurs (Part 1)11m
1.5: FinTech For Entrepreneurs (Part 2)8m
1.6: FinTech For Entrepreneurs (Part 3)6m
1.7: FinTech For Investors (Part 1)7m
1.8: FinTech For Investors (Part 2)10m
1.9: FinTech For Consumers10m
1.10: FinTech Case Study: Capital One10m
1.11: What is FinTech? Summary6m
2 readings
Course Outline10m
Assignment & Grading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 116m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

FinTech Business Applications

The Business Applications of FinTech are essentially the Fin part of the FinTech world, and in this module, we will examine applications across six categories of FinTech, including lending and personal finance, crowd-finding and business financing, payments and retail transactions, equity, trading and investment applications, various types of cryptocurrencies, and banking infrastructure and tools.

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15 videos (Total 129 min), 1 quiz
15 videos
2.4: Crowd-Funding and Business Financing (Part 1)9m
2.5: Crowd-Funding and Business Financing (Part 2)6m
2.6: Payments and Retail Transactions (Part 1)7m
2.7: Payments and Retail Transactions (Part 2)8m
2.8: Equity, Trading, and Investments (Part 1)9m
2.9: Equity, Trading, and Investments (Part 2)7m
2.10: Equity, Trading, and Investments (Part 3)5m
2.11: Cryptocurrencies (Part 1)10m
2.12: Cryptocurrencies (Part 2)12m
2.13: Banking Infrastructure, Tools, and Logistics (Part 1)6m
2.14: Banking Infrastructure, Tools, and Logistics (Part 2)7m
2.15: FinTech Business Applications Summary12m
1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 216m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The Tech of FinTech

The Technology enabling and supporting FinTech is important to understand, and this module provides a brief introduction to each of the areas of technology that enable FinTech business changes, including identity and privacy technologies, blockchain and encryption, big data analytics, AI and automation, and consumer tech innovations. This introduction is designed to be at a level appropriate for business managers or students of business, and is not intended to excite or engage tech geeks.

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12 videos (Total 103 min), 1 quiz
12 videos
3.4: Blockchain and Encryption (Part 1)8m
3.5: Blockchain and Encryption (Part 2)8m
3.6: Big Data and Analytics (Part 1)8m
3.7: Big Data and Analytics (Part 2)8m
3.8: AI, DSS, and Automation (Part 1)8m
3.9: AI, DSS, and Automation (Part 2)8m
3.10: Smartphones & Customer Tech (Part 1)8m
3.11: Smartphones & Customer Tech (Part 2)6m
3.12: The Tech of FinTech Summary9m
1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 316m
Week
4
7 hours to complete

FinTech Implications for Established Business

Building on our understanding of FinTech market applications and FinTech technologies, we move in this module to examine the implications of FinTech changes and challenges for existing financial services companies, and we look at current and future trends in FinTech world-wide. This module concludes, after the final quiz, with a final course project in which students will present their recommendations for senior managers of a large, established Asia-Pacific bank to take advantage of and respond to FinTech challenges and opportunities.

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8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
4.4: Global Trends in Fintech (Part 2)10m
4.5: Direct Banking6m
4.6 Strategies for Banks and Insurance Companies12m
4.7: FinTech Implications to Business Summary7m
4.8: Introduction to the Final Project9m
1 reading
Rate this course10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 416m
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Top reviews from FinTech Foundations and Overview

By AAMay 27th 2019

This was an amazing course. I have spent my whole time learning, listening and reading it. It was an eye opened course for me and I will continue to specialize in the future.\n\nThank you\n\nAbdiaziz

By GCMay 11th 2019

I really enjoyed the effort to show different perspectives to the same issue, it helps to broaden the understanding of this very new and oftentimes complex topic.

Instructor

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Theodore Henry King CLARK

Associate Professor
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

About the FinTech: Finance Industry Transformation and Regulation Specialization

Objective This Specialization is intended for finance professional who are seeking to develop skills and understanding of FinTech. Through these four courses, you will cover FinTech foundations and overview, FinTech security and regulation (RegTech), FinTech risk management and FinTech disruptive innovation: implications to society, which will prepare you to become more confident and persuasive in your ability to analyze and make decisions regarding how to react to these changes. Key Benefits You will earn a FinTech specialization certificate offered by the HKUST and Coursera after completing all four courses. You can add to your resume and Linkedin profile which can benefit to your career in finance industry. Also you will gain knowledge and insights in FinTech for your current and future career development in Finance industry. Who is this Specialization for? Everyone who is interested in FinTech and wants to learn more is welcome and will benefit from this course, and is useful for finance executives, government officers, entrepreneurs, consumers and investors of FinTech. To know more... Find out more and watch the FinTech specialization promotional video on Youtube. https://youtu.be/MmqNLp4iuZE...
FinTech: Finance Industry Transformation and Regulation

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