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Learners taking this Course are
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Auditors
  • Risk Managers
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Auditors
  • Risk Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Overview of FinTech & Market Size

8 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
What is FinTech?2m
Robo-Advising5m
Defining the Market Size2m
Attitudes Towards Financial Apps2m
Assets Under Management of Robo-Advisors6m
The Insurtech Market1m
The Global Market5m
1 reading
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz: Overview of FinTech & Market Size
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Key Considerations in FinTech

6 videos (Total 58 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Millennials' Attitude Towards Financial Advice14m
Risk Aversion7m
Millennials and Social Impact3m
Trust in FinTech19m
Choice Architecture9m
1 reading
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Key Considerations in FinTech
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Payments

11 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
History of Payment Methods4m
Current Global Trends in Payment Methods6m
Two-Sided Payment Markets10m
Complexity of Payment Process6m
Cost Burden for Merchants5m
Who Pays for Credit Card Reward6m
Introduction to Regulation11m
US Credit Regulation11m
International Credit Regulation3m
Future of Payment Networks4m
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz: Payments
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Regulation

11 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
The Regulation Innovation Tradeoff4m
The Great Recession6m
Emergence of FinTech5m
FinTech Growth & Benefits4m
Issues with FinTech8m
Issues Regulating FinTech7m
US FinTech Regulation4m
Global FinTech Regulation8m
RegTech and Looking Forward4m
Thank You34s
1 reading
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz: Regulation
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Top reviews from FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations

By CHJun 22nd 2019

This is a solid introductory of FinTech knowledge. I'm glad that I learned from the Masters on the trend, foundations, backing up by market-driven statistics that succesfully acco

By PPJun 29th 2019

Very useful dive into what fintech is and is not, the potential benefits globally, the potential risks, and the challenges of regulation within countries and between countires

Instructors

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Christopher Geczy

Adjunct Professor of Finance
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Natasha Sarin

Assistant Professor of Law
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About University of Pennsylvania

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About the Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization

Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field. You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain. By the end of this Specialization, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations....
Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

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