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Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
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. ...
Reading
11 videos (Total 94 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video11 videos
1.2: FinTech For Dinosaurs (Part 1)8m
1.3: FinTech For Dinosaurs (Part 2)6m
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
Reading2 readings
Course Outline10m
Assignment & Grading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 116m
Week
2
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
15 videos (Total 129 min), 1 quiz
Video15 videos
2.2: Lending & Personal Finance (Part 1)11m
2.3: Lending & Personal Finance (Part 2)8m
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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 216m
Week
3
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
12 videos (Total 103 min), 1 quiz
Video12 videos
3.2: Identity, Privacy, and Anonymity (Part 1)9m
3.3: Identity, Privacy, and Anonymity (Part 2)8m
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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 316m
Week
4
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
8 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
4.2: Why is FinTech a Threat?12m
4.3: Global Trends in Fintech (Part 1)9m
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
Reading1 reading
Rate this course10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz - Week 416m
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Top Reviews

By VLAug 10th 2018

very interesting topic, the final assignment might take longer than advertised if you want to do it properly.

By AKJun 11th 2018

An intriguing course that provides the basic information about FinTech

Instructor

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Theodore Henry King CLARK

Associate Professor
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department

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