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FinTech - Financial Innovation

Dublin City University via FutureLearn Program


The intertwining of finance and technology is changing how financial organisations conduct their business and compete in the marketplace.

Companies need forward-thinking employees who understand the new financial market dynamics and competitive pressures.

On this microcredential, you’ll explore key elements of the FinTech landscape, as well as the main technologies and applications behind the FinTech revolution.

You’ll understand how technological innovation has benefited the finance industry and develop arguments and ideas for how FinTech developments can greatly improve the customer journey.

You’ll gain the skills you need to apply for a role in FinTech or become a cutting-edge investment or financial manager.

FinTech is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, with the number of FinTech firms expected to double by 2030.

Find out more by downloading the FinTech - Financial Innovation brochure and detailed topic list.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to FinTech and Financial Innovation
-Introduces the key topics and explores the opportunities FinTech offers to enhance financial products. (Hours per week indicative)

Course 2: Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending
-Explore how crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending have emerged as alternative sources of finance.
(Hours per week indicative)

Course 3: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
-Examine the underlying properties of distributed ledger technologies and their application. (Hours per week indicative)

Course 4: Banking and Payments
-Examine FinTech's role in improving banking and payments. (Hours per week indicative).

Taught by

Mark Cummins and Claire Lipscomb


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