About this Specialization

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Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field. You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain. By the end of this Specialization, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations.

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

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 1 hour/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations

4.7
stars
879 ratings
206 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies

4.6
stars
485 ratings
106 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing

4.7
stars
262 ratings
31 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology

4.6
stars
240 ratings
33 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.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • 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.

  • 16 weeks is the typical sequence for completing this Specialization; however, you can work at the pace which makes sense for you.

  • No background knowledge is necessary, but a general understanding of finance and financial products is helpful.

  • No, but we recommend Foundations, Payments and Regulations, which will give you a solid foundation for the other courses, particularly if you are new to FInTech. The courses in this Specialization are designed to be taken in the order that is right for you, depending on your needs.

  • No. Although these courses are based on very popular courses offered by the Wharton School, they are not eligible for course credit from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • You will be able to make more informed decisions about your company's strategy for financial technologies as well as your own financial future.

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