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FinTech Foundations and Overview

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
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  • Effort 13 hours worth of material
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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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 views 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 number one 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 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 students 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.

This course (FinTech Foundations and Overview) is part of the HKUST FinTech specialization, there will be 3 other courses in the specialization including FinTech Security & Regulation (RegTech), FinTech Risk Management, FinTech Innovative Disruption: Implications for Society.

Syllabus

Introduction to FinTech
In this module (week one), students will gain a multi-dimensional perspective on what FinTech means from the perspective of large firms (and older participants in the industry - e.g. dinosaurs), entrepreneurs, investors, and consumers. Examining what FinTech is, or is not, provides a foundations upon which students can build for better understanding of opportunities and changes.

FinTech Business Applications
The Business Applications of FinTech are essentially the Fin part of the FinTech world, and in this module, we will examine applications across six categories of FinTech, including lending and personal finance, crowd-finding and business financing, payments and retail transactions, equity, trading and investment applications, various types of cryptocurrencies, and banking infrastructure and tools.

The Tech of FinTech
The Technology enabling and supporting FinTech is important to understand, and this module provides a brief introduction to each of the areas of technology that enable FinTech business changes, including identity and privacy technologies, blockchain and encryption, big data analytics, AI and automation, and consumer tech innovations. This introduction is designed to be at a level appropriate for business managers or students of business, and is not intended to excite or engage tech geeks.

FinTech Implications for Established Business
Building on our understanding of FinTech market applications and FinTech technologies, we move in this module to examine the implications of FinTech changes and challenges for existing financial services companies, and we look at current and future trends in FinTech world-wide. This module concludes, after the final quiz, with a final course project in which students will present their recommendations for senior managers of a large, established Asia-Pacific bank to take advantage of and respond to FinTech challenges and opportunities.

Taught by

Theodore Henry King CLARK

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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course was really interesting and helpful in many ways. Now I have better knowledge about what fintech is and what happens in fintech. The final project at the end of the course was a good challenge given to me. The course was really good overall.
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Anonymous
4.0 7 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course is well structured. The peer assignment review part is excellent as this helps the candidate to understand, while also manages to learn from other candidates' pitch. If the course can introduce more international examples in the future that will be even better
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Joey H
5.0 5 months ago
Joey completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Although I majored in Finance, which is a little bit relevant, but still I learned a lot. This is the class I will definitely share with my friends.
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent overview about Fintech / Highly recommended for beginners

Transcript is sometimes not following the same speed of the video

I really enjoyed it
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Eliza E
5.0 7 months ago
Eliza completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I found this course easy to follow. You can learn about the introduction to FinTech, FinTech applications and get ideas about FinTech startup opportunities, like Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) crowd funding, payment systems, equity & trading, lending & personal finance and big data & analytics in FinTech.

If you are working in finance you should enroll this course for new insights on FinTech.
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Anonymous
3.0 6 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Hi, I did like the course because you can go on your on speed. Mr. clark could explain the topics more to the point. It's ok for those who need a bit longer to understand. He also could let the guest speak alone instead of giving his own opinion and interrupt. It's good that there is the text and video. What is very helpful, is the final project. It was realy helpful.
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Bambang L
4.0 3 months ago
Bambang completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
After studying the Coursera class, I realized that the format of the materials are very organized. The example and topics presented by Professors are also superb and they are indeed helping me understand more in depth on the Fintech. I recommend everyone to sign this course if you want to know more on Fintech.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
the course was interesting , comprehensive , included all the facts and information clearly . the course was helpful to me in many ways and helped in widening my knowledge about fintech .

Overall the course was excellent and the final project was a good challenge which i took up and accomplished.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The professor is very good! He gives very real use cases and tells you how fintech evolved from the beginning. It is amazing to uncover historical perspectives and facts and understand what will uncover in the future.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 weeks ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course is very comprehensive on providing an overview of the current fintech development from the technology side and business side
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