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Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Analyze the rise of fintechs in the context of the changing global regulatory framework

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    Review an existing fintech company and assess whether the technology application is an appropriate solution

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    Identify the key elements of creating a successful fintech startup through interviewing an entrepreneur

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    Develop your own business model canvas and pitch for your startup idea

Skills you will gain

Financial TechnologyStartupBlockchainEntrepreneurshipregulation

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Financial Regulation in Emerging Markets and the Rise of Fintech Companies

4.6
45 ratings
12 reviews
Course2

How Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets can master the Blockchain Technology

4.9
8 ratings
3 reviews
Course3

Building Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets

Course4

Start Up Your Fintech Future

Instructor

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Co-Pierre Georg

Associate Professor
AIFMRM

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The four courses makes up 16 weeks of learning. It is ideal to set aside 3-5 hours per week to sufficiently engage with the content and course activities.

  • No background knowledge is necessary as we cover the basics of financial regulation, blockchain technology and entrepreneurship.

  • While you can take the courses in any order, It would be ideal to first take Fintech Regulation, How Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets can master the Blockchain Technology, Building Fintech Startups and then the Capstone Course, Start Up Your Fintech Future. The Capstone courses assumes you have completed the first three courses listed.

  • You will not earn university credit for completing this specialization.

  • You will be able to develop a business model canvas and pitch, which you can use to start up your own fintech or tech business. You gain the knowledge and be equipped with a toolkit to start your entrepreneurial journey.

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