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Learner Reviews & Feedback for FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

In this course, you’ll learn the key components of modern-day investment strategies which utilize fintech. Professors Natasha Sarin and Chris Geczy of the Wharton School have designed this course to help you understand the complex structure of payment methods and financial regulations, so you can determine how fintech plays a role in the future of investing. Through analysis of robo-advising and changing demographic forces, you’ll learn how basic elements of trust underlie complex choice architecture in investments and impact investing. You’ll also explore payment methodologies and how fintech is emerging as an entrepreneurial solution to both investments and payment systems. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to identify different financial technologies, and understand the dynamic between the innovations and regulations, and employ best practices in developing a fintech strategy for yourself or your business. No prerequisites are required for this course, although a basic understanding of credit cards and other payment methods is helpful....

Top reviews

RI
May 24, 2020

Nice introductory course to FinTech. However, I do not recommend the course for learners without prior knowledge on financial instruments as the course may become technical from time-to-time.

BC
Oct 13, 2020

Excellent programme by Professor Christopher Geezy and Assistant Professor Natasha Sarin. Enjoyed the presentation. Right pace and informative. Highly recommend for non-practitioners.

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By Sreenath G

Feb 10, 2020

Great insights on Fintech and innovation in Fintech.

By Aaron C

Jun 8, 2020

Very interesting, but from time to time too basic.

By Sudarsan R V

Apr 22, 2020

Excellent insights offered by both the Professors.

By SALAM M A

Sep 24, 2020

excellent lecturing and perfect time management

By Shankar G

Apr 8, 2020

Good course to start fintech understanding!!

By Chiara B

Aug 26, 2020

Really good introduction and overview

By Fernando B

Aug 6, 2019

A bit to vague, but very interesting!

By Karim

May 31, 2020

A good course to get a headstart!

By Nikita K

Mar 31, 2020

Not too much of Fintech examples

By Patrick O

May 15, 2020

Short but sweet.

By Mazen F

Jun 24, 2019

Great Intro

By Dr G K S

Aug 14, 2020

good

By Sriman B

Aug 14, 2020

ok

By Paolo G

Nov 11, 2020

This course was a bit disappointing: from the title, one would guess that Fintech companies are the focus, whereas the bulk of the discussion is on pre-Fintech players (e.g. Visa/Mastercard instead of eWallet players). Additionally, I found the content to be very superficial in nature, with plenty of quotes and statistics, but little in the way of substantial insights into the industry. Finally, and perhaps inevitably, the content is mostly US-focused, thus making this course less relevant for a non-US audience (notwithstanding the importance of Fintech in, for instance, China, Australia, the EU and the UK).

By Eduardo A

Aug 11, 2020

The course is informational. Natasha Sarin is a great presenter, but for some reason she mentions Elizabeth Warren no less than five time during her presentations. There are some typos on the slides, that make me feel like not much attention has been put into the details of the course design.

By ASHANK S

Jun 7, 2020

The Course offers good insights, though It also throws a lot of data to you.

I would urge the curators of the course to focus more on learning the basics and little on cramming up data. For example, most of the quizzes test your ability to remember data points rather than the concept itself.

By Dinh V B

Mar 24, 2020

the course is overall knowledge on fintech for beginner. It should be more case study analysis and more visualization in the slide. I felt that the lecturer reads the slide without emotion. I think that wharton school should be better.

By MD. M R S

May 5, 2020

This course was really interesting and helpful in many ways. Now I have better knowledge about what Fin Tech is and what happens in Fin Tech. The course was really good overall. I really enjoyed it.

By Aragon d

Apr 17, 2020

Interesting. Overly simple: spends too much time on obvious points. Speaks a lot about the financial industry and less about FinTech. I was expecting more Quant.

By Madhur B

Jul 30, 2020

the payments modules and regulations modules were very helpful

however the module 2 was very survey heavy and not sure will be very practically relevant

By Arun V

Feb 6, 2020

The course just about skims the surface of the FinTech industry. What is disappointing is that the 'Technology' aspect of FinTech is not covered here.

By Steven I

Apr 19, 2020

Decent overview, but could go farther into specific priority areas in fintech (virtual assets, adoption in emerging markets, remittances)

By F K

Dec 25, 2019

Good content, but the course could go into a little more detail. 4 weeks is far too long an estimate for this material.

By Konrad D

Apr 11, 2020

The course part in first 2 weeks was very boring but the course part in second 2 weeks was quite interesting.

By Vimbainashe N

Mar 30, 2020

week one and week 2 quizzes where a bit unrealistic. Usually no one remember's exact statistics