About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

For everyone who is interested in FinTech.

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)

Skills you will gain

CryptocurrencyFinancial Technologyfintech disruptionBlockchain

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

For everyone who is interested in FinTech.

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified)

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

FinTech Foundations and Overview

4.6
90 ratings
15 reviews

Our primary goal is to help you to understand FinTech and to become more confident and persuasive in your ability to analyze and make recommendations to executives within the finance industry regarding how to react to these changes. This FIRST MOOC ON FINTECH IN ASIA-PACIFIC offered by HKUST presents the insight of several professors from the top business school in Asia as well as perspectives from industry professionals. HKUST has been ranked for many years as the No.1 EMBA program in the world, as the number one Finance program in Asia, and as the top MBA program in Asia by multiple independent rating and review journals and surveys. This course "FinTech Foundations and Overview" offers the combined strengths of HKUST in Business, Finance, and Technology as one the world's leading academic institutions on an important area of technology and business innovations. For learners from outside Asia, this also gives an insight into changes happening in the most advanced FinTech markets of the world, since Asia leads worldwide in FinTech adoption and creative innovations.

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Course2

FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)

4.5
38 ratings
6 reviews

This course "FinTech Security and Regulation (RegTech)" help you to understand RegTech and to become more confident and persuasive in your ability to analyze and make recommendations to executives within the finance industry regarding how to react to these changes, e.g. Regulations to cryptocurrencies like BitCoin & Initial Coin Offering (ICO). It presents the views of several professors from the top business school in Asia as well as perspectives from industry professionals. You will learn about how FinTech and RegTech disrupt and transform finance industry, such as challenges in protecting data and security with digital forensics, risk management and corporate governance in banking industry in terms of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML), and how governments in different countries take initiatives in FinTech and RegTech.

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Course3

FinTech Risk Management

4.4
28 ratings
9 reviews

This course “FinTech Risk Management” help you understand risk management and corporate governance in finance industry with the disruption by FinTech and RegTech. You will become more confident to analyse and make recommendations to develop business strategies balancing the risks in operation, reputation and the stability of finance firms. You will learn about new challenges of compliance with financial requirements and government regulations and how you can deal with these changes, strategies in analysing FinTech risk and how operation risks increase in finance industry in this changing environment. As tech firms are now becoming more like finance firms such as Alibaba, Apple, and Tencent etc., you will learn about the importance of IT compliance and assurance and practical skills in dealing with these changes.

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Course4

FinTech Disruptive Innovation: Implications for Society

4.6
12 ratings
4 reviews

This course “FinTech Disruptive Innovation: Implications for Society” help you understand how disruptive innovations create opportunity in finance industry and its impact to society especially your career. You would be able to examine and analyse how FinTech innovations would affect companies that relates to FinTech services and how it might affect your career in finance. You will learn about how peer to peer lending disrupt finance industry in different countries, the diversity of impact by FinTech in the comparison of East vs West, Big firms vs Small firms, and different generations etc., how to predict FinTech trends in different markets, and finally what you should do to pursue your career and secure your position in FinTech industry.

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Instructors

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Theodore Henry King CLARK

Associate Professor
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department
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Garvin Percy DIAS

Associate Professor of Business Education
Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management Department

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

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  • Total 19 weeks in 4 courses.

  • No special requirement. It's open for everyone who is interested in FinTech.

  • You don't need to take the courses in a specific order.

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