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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

FinTech Foundations and Overview

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

Overview

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.

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

Reviews

4.7 rating, based on 161 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Coursera based on 453 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Course content is stellar, very good information that I will be applying to my business and my clients.

    One thing that would prevent this from getting a 5/5 is the peer reviewed feedback. I don't believe for the final project that our peers have the ability to judge if someone's work is good or bad, if all of us are new to the topic. It would be similar to asking a 10-year old to grade a high school level/university exam. It would be great if the professors or someone qualified comes out and grade the final project.

    Other than that, I'm very happy with the content of the course and I've learnt alot.
  • Anonymous
    Likes Everything prior to the appointment of this new Director was fair and clean. Employees were being praised and given opportunities on the basis of their performance and not on the basis of how often they agree with the management. Dislikes Spent...
  • Anonymous
    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.
  • Anonymous
    This is an excellent course which is useful for anybodyt and everybody who wants to make a career in fintech domain, we get to learn how fintech is disrupting the market using various technologies and how traditional companies are losing out on edge, from the newer companies, for e,g like Alipay and wechat
  • Anonymous
    Course has been structured in an excellent way to deliver idea or built foundation on Fintech industry and current market trends. It not only aims at delivery of lectures or presentation but also incorporates real world examples by interviewing key people associated with different stream of Fintec Industry.

    Overall its a good course to built a foundation of Fintech industry and its application.
  • Cletus Okibe Ogah
    Very engaging online course as if you were actually present in person with the course facilitator and other important guest speakers .

    Presented in a simple and well articulated discussion that promotes insights and imaginative curiosity into the possibilities of FinTech and its associated blockchain technology capabilities.

    I enjoyed every time of it.

    Thanks Prof!
  • Anonymous
    The best part about this course is you get a series of guests and interview portions. You see the banter and the professor being a good moderator and challenging different experts. It is done logically and offered such good insights. The professor was able to show pros and cons in a very objective manner. Definitely a must for beginners dabbling on FinTech!
  • Anonymous
    An Excellent course for modern world. Presentation is good, easy to understand.The Guest lecturer and professor Clarke are nice talking.. Soon we can see in other course as soon as possible
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    K Karthikeya 22206972104
    Learn Fintech from world-class experts! In this Fintech online course, you will explore the Fintech revolution by learning its key technologies, fintech ...
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  • Anonymous
    The instructor provided clear explanation on concepts and insights for practitioners. I recommend this course to all who wish to have fintech knowledge enrichment.
  • Anonymous
    Its very useful course and it talks about the future of the finance ana big financial firms
    And about the application of fin and fintech
    That can be the best
  • Anonymous
    The course gives us a general concept of the term "FinTech" which is board actually. Hope can have more details in other parts of the course.
  • Anonymous
    Liked the course. It would help me grow in my career path. The course gave me a vast knowledge about Fintech and its applications.
  • Anonymous
    Good course for fintech learners and finance students who wants to make their career in this field. Great work and explanation of points
  • Anonymous
    Interesting and relevant content, easy to understand. Made me interested in taking more courses in the series.
  • Anonymous
    This course is very useful and , very simply prof teaching as , all details is perfact and based on reality
  • Anonymous
    This course helped me in understanding the overviews of Fintech, This was very useful to me.I'm delighted to have this course offered.I appreciate the format and set up of the course. The videos are very well done. Coursera was extremely easy to use.The sections were easy to understand, the professor engaging it.Coursera, is the best way to learn online. It is efficient. Many of the courses can be downloaded also and that helps a lot when travelling. The instructors speak clearly too and they make a lot of sense.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course has positively added to my knowledge base on Fintech technologies. The overview and application. Financial Technology is changing the traditional way of banking. Even banks nowadays have to change their strategy to embrace Fintech in the provision of their financial solutions to the general public for them to remain viable and profitable in this competition stif economy. Provision of Fintech is what cheaper, convenient as fast. It is also bringing on board the unbaked sector
  • Anonymous
    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...
  • Anonymous
    one of the finest class of course
    you get more what you expect from this course. I really love this course. And i also take next course from this specilization

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