University of Michigan
Financial Technology (Fintech) Innovations Specialization
University of Michigan

Financial Technology (Fintech) Innovations Specialization

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Robert Dittmar
Andrew Wu

Instructors: Robert Dittmar

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Explain the difference between legacy payment systems and new innovations in payments.

  • Describe blockchain technology and critique its application in various contexts.

  • Interpret a credit score and identify its determinants.

  • Implement “smart” investing techniques.

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Specialization - 4 course series

The Future of Payment Technologies

Course 17 hours4.7 (1,565 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain how current payment systems operate.

  • Describe inefficiencies in current practices in the processing of payments.

  • Relate new technological innovations to current inefficiencies.

  • Build value propositions for new technologies in the payment space.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Payment Processing
Category: Payment Systems
Category: processing payments
Category: payment technology
Category: Value Propositions

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Explained

Course 28 hours4.7 (883 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain how blockchain works.

  • Articulate the key technical aspects, such as decentralization and consensus algorithms.

  • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of cryptocurrency as an asset and a payment mechanism.

  • Evaluate tradeoffs of blockchain as a business solution.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Cryptocurrency
Category: blockchain as a business solution
Category: decentralization algorithms
Category: Blockchain
Category: consensus algorithms

What you'll learn

  • Estimate a logistic regression.

  • Identify the key ingredients of a credit scoring algorithm.

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages to crowd-sourced lending.

  • Differentiate crypto-based capital-raising models.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Logistic Regression
Category: Cryptocurrency
Category: raising capital
Category: crowd-sourced lending
Category: Credit Score

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of human financial advisors and investors.

  • Explain the business model of robo/AI-advisors.

  • Identify the relationship between identifiable firm characteristics and average returns.

  • Build a diversified portfolio based on attitudes toward risk.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Category: robo advising
Category: investment technology
Category: diversified portfolio
Category: investing technology

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Robert Dittmar
University of Michigan
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