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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

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Reviews

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  • 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
    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.
  • 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
    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
    This course provided excellent exposure to the world of FinTech! I had observed the developments but the this course actually provides foundation for developing a better understanding. The quizzes were good confidence builder and easy to understand. The course work offers an opportunity to retake the quizzes that are based strictly on the class lecture videos. Specifically, its the final project that really helped to understand the global world of Fintech and it was demanding on time. I am glad I took this course!

    If possible, it may be helpful to update the information/data in the course from 2015-16 time frame to 2019-20. Much has changed.

    Thank you Dr. Clark and the team at Coursera

    Nalin
  • 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.

    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
    very good and I recommend it to my collogues in my college and university , 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 . 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
    Good introduction to Fintech. Particularly useful to get an overview of the global landscape as well as the options in front of conventional banks and insurance companies. This course is designed for retail or consumer banking. There is little covering of commercial or wholesale banking. So if you want to know how Fintech is changing trade finance then you will need to look elsewhere. I would still recommend it as a base course to start the journey.
  • 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
    The FinTech Foundations and Overview by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera is a must have for me. I have built a 21 year old and still counting career in financial services. Currently I work as a financial system regulator. I am thus very passionate about the future of financial services. This course brings the understanding to my doorstep with a clear review of concepts and an exciting take on forecasts.
  • KISHORKUMAR GANIGA
    1. Coverage wise very Good, From the scratch info was there

    2. Selected Info was very useful

    3. Need to work on Mobile platform application for this course as major glitch on giving feedback in which typing will go from left to Right instead of Right to Left

    4. Provide the Link on each sector like Cypro Currency, BlockChain on completion on eah topic so that if we need can refer some certified info..
  • 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
  • Anonymous
    I found this course in Coursera when looking for an upgrade on my career. I first got started in Fintech and am so interested in this field. All lectures are very well designed and prepared to even non professionals. I enjoyed and would highly recommend this course to anyone at beginner level to learn about Fintech. Also big thanks to Professor Ted who was superb to facilitate this course.
  • Anonymous
    Course is really useful and designed really well.
    Use of Fin-tech for each segment is discussed along with its pros cons.
    Some good case examples have been given which shows its pros and cons in coming future.
    Future of Banks and tech firms have been discussed which shows a importance of Fintech in coming time.
    This is course is highly recommended.
  • Anonymous
    This course assisted me in comprehending the fundamentals of Fintech, which was quite beneficial to me. I like how the course is set up and formatted. The videos are quite well-made. Coursera was quite simple to utilize. The professor was engaging and the sections were easy to understand. The best way to learn online is through Coursera. It is effective.
  • 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
    A great and course and also great instructors. It has given me more knowledge in the fintech world and I am willing to go for all other three courses in line with the fintech for finance. This would help you if you are already working in a financial industry and would also help widen your horizon on fintech and finance.
  • Anonymous
    This course allows me to understand the fundamental of FinTech. It's amazing. At first, I still hesitated to enroll in this module but now I found it's so interesting and I didn't regret joining this course at all! Cheers to all instructors. You did such a wonderful teaching. It's easy to understand and follow.
  • Anonymous
    It is highly researched and informative course. It increased my knowledge on the topic a lot. It contained detailed knowledge on Fintech and there present situation and future impact on consumer on related organization. A well researched course which provided it's impact from various perspective.
  • Anonymous
    Good course and can be helpfull in the futue with who is not 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.

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