About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended to familiarize learners with a broad range of financial technologies. While finance has always been at the forefront of technological innovation, the financial industry is changing rapidly in the face of new technology. In the past, at the forefront of innovation in finance were central governments and financial institutions. Today, information technology firms and professionals are leading innovation in the financial industry. Our goal is to show learners the genesis and use cases of the technology. We hope to familiarize professionals sufficiently with the technology that they can utilize and adapt the technologies in their careers.
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The Future of Payment Technologies

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stars
463 ratings
114 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Explained

4.6
stars
215 ratings
46 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Raising Capital: Credit Tech, Coin Offerings, and Crowdfunding

4.6
stars
99 ratings
21 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Innovations in Investment Technology: Artificial Intelligence

4.7
stars
148 ratings
22 reviews

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  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Each course has 3-4 weeks of core content, with about 2-4 hours of work expected per week. It is estimated that it would take a learner 4-6 months to complete the entire specialization, though faster progress is possible with more time available per week.

  • We have two audiences in mind, though any learner could benefit from this material.

    The first group is professionals, particularly in the financial industry, who may have limited background in technology, but are interested in deeper understanding of the mechanics and implications of the changes in financial technology.

    The second group is the technology professional who has a more limited exposure to finance.

    Some statistics knowledge will aid in understanding the course material.

  • No, you can take these courses in any order, though it may feel more logical to follow the sequence we've suggested.

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