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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

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Reviews

4.7 rating, based on 77 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I'm almost at end of the course, completing peers review now. It is a very good courses for people like me who isn't familiar with banking.

    The final course project is challenging and an opportunity to learn by myself what the banks are doing on fintech I was quite surprised about high level of innovation that banks implementing in their business.

    After this project I feel more confident that very unlikely banks will loose their business to fintech but most likely successful fintechs will be integrated to banks.
  • 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

    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.
  • Anonymous

    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
  • Joey Huang

    Joey Huang 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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It is a great course which points attention to a lot of so important details which we sometimes overlook in dealing with business.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course is well structured. The review questions at the end of each topic is on point and helps the learner review and recap the points and knowledge acquired during the study
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was very interesting!

    One improvement suggestion to check Video 4.5: Direct Banking (subtitle text do not follow the conversation on the screen).
  • 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
  • Anonymous

    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
  • Anonymous
    it was the Fantastic journey while learning i like it very much i will going to do more and more courses on coursera and enlightened myself with knowledge
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  • Anonymous
    Thanks a lot for this course. I found it useful, well structured and challenging.
    The different approaches make a lot of sense to me and are useful to position ourselves in the spectrum of opportunities.
    The rethorics/style of the course is smart, informal, but deep enough to provide real knowledge.
    The final project is challenging but, somehow, it made me get a grasp of the fintech situation and possible futures in a short number of hours.
    It was a pleasure and fun to follow this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Informative and well structured. Probably some of the information might be a bit out of date or have more actual examples (in regard to fin tech startups, solution implementations to banking and etc.), as the course have been prepared in 2017, but on the over hand it is good to have broader view on the technology that is comparatively young. I would recommend this course for everybody, who is interested in Fin Tech, and needs basic understanding of the technology
  • Anonymous
    This course really give a great foundational overview on the field of FinTech. The interactions with guest speakers are also a great pro of this course, giving us specific and professional knowledge and insights on corresponding aspects of FinTech, especially Pr. Hilton Chan and Joshua. I would love to see them more often in coming courses. I would highly recommendation this course to anyone who would like to get more ideas about this industry.
  • Anonymous
    Great course to introducing you in the FinTech sector (as it was my case). You don't need practically any background, but you do need an interest for the subject. The final project, if done it properly, it's interesting and will take you some hours.

    Regarding the teacher and his guests, I really appreciate his objectivity, besides his clarity and knowledge of the topic.

    Anyways, I highly recommend it, I just really enjoyed it.
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    Prathibha Vikram


    Hello!!!

    Had a wonderful learning experience!!!!

    I am glad the I learnt a lot about Global FinTech Approach and the new trends and setups that are taking over the traditional banking structure and the new phase of Financial Institution has begun ...

    The technology-driven financial world has already evolved and is establishing a new revolution which creates a new wave.

    Regards

    Prathibha Vikram

    Bengaluru

    India

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This is a great opportunity for me to understand basics of financial technology. As an engineer, working in the industry for more than 10 years, I have learnt Fintech words in last three or four years in Hong Kong environment. But I had no idea about "fintech" until I took this course, to have systematical understanding of "Fintech". The Professor in the lecture is nice and the lecture content is interesting.
  • Anonymous
    It gives a holistic understanding of FinTech, and the mini project at the end of the course challenges you to think outside the box and envision a way forward for banks. Furthermore, the lecturer invited guest speakers who have a lot of experience with some of the topics. We not only listened to his views, but other players in the market, which was superb. This course was truly enlightening. I'm glad I took it.

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