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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

FinTech Risk Management

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This course “FinTech Risk Management” help you understand risk management and corporate governance in finance industry with the disruption by FinTech and RegTech. You will become more confident to analyse and make recommendations to develop business strategies balancing the risks in operation, reputation and the stability of finance firms. You will learn about new challenges of compliance with financial requirements and government regulations and how you can deal with these changes, strategies in analysing FinTech risk and how operation risks increase in finance industry in this changing environment. As tech firms are now becoming more like finance firms such as Alibaba, Apple, and Tencent etc., you will learn about the importance of IT compliance and assurance and practical skills in dealing with these changes.


  • Compliance with financial requirements & government regulations
    • In this module, we will focus on the financial perspective of FinTech compliance and assurance. Failure to comply with regulations can result in large fines as well as business failures. However, financial compliance is only one part of risk management for FinTech firms.
  • FinTech Compliance with corporate governance: Objectives, guidelines,& policy
    • In this module, we examine different types of risks and explain why operational risks and business risks are becoming more important to FinTech firms. The second, third and fourth derivatives for different types of risks are explained and compared. Techniques and tools for risk analysis and internal controls are also described.
  • IT Compliance & Assurance Part 1
    • In this module, learners will gain a overall IT perspective of business application development and compliance in this area. We will examine 3 different system changeover methods when implementing new system & replacing the old system and the comparison. Also we will look into the risks associate with new system development and compliance of change management process.
  • IT Compliance & Assurance Part 2
    • In this module, learners will gain an overall picture of business continuity plan and disaster recovery plan. It's essential to plan ahead before something bad happen to the systems (e.g. Data breach or cyber hacking) We will discuss the process of creating a business continuity plan for an organisation and the strategies in data back up and restoration policy.
  • Peer-graded Final Project
    • In this module, learners will complete a final project for the course involving research on how FinTech creates new sources of risks & challenges to large existing financial institutions and develop business strategies balancing the risks in operation, reputation and the stability of those firms.

Taught by

Garvin Percy DIAS and Theodore Henry King CLARK


4.7 rating, based on 95 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Coursera based on 185 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    I recently completed the "FinTech Risk Management" course offered by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and I would like to share my thoughts on this insightful and well-structured learning experience. This course effectively navig…
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    Jithesh P V
    This is the first course I have attempted from the Hong Kong university of Science and technology and I was quite impressed by the course. It is simple to understand and talks about Financial Regulations, Compliance, BCP, Security, Governance etc. Please note that this is a course for beginners and this course will help you to attempt complex courses in future. The delivery of the content was in simple English and comprehensive.
  • Profile image for DHARSHINI M PSGRKCW
    The course fintech management helps to understand risk management and corporate governance in finance industry with the disruption by fin tech and reg tec.It helps to become more confidence to analyse and make recommendations to develop business startergies balancing the risk in operation reputations and the stability of finance firm. You will learn about the importance of IT compliance and assurance and practical skills in dealing with the changes. The focus on technological innovations and solutions that make us use big data analytics.
  • Anonymous
    This course wss a great and a helpful course. Review on fintech course Course Content: Fintech is a rapidly evolving field, so it's important to ensure that the course covers relevant and up-to-date topics. Look for courses that cover key areas su…
  • Faisal Salah Ali
    It's very useful course , Cover many points about Fintech in financial institution ( history - what about fintech - how to manage risk rising of using fintech in financial institutions - kind of controls -IT compliance and Assurance - BCM / DR and how to deals with threats )
  • Anonymous
    Helpful and interesting course. Recommend for someone wanting to grasp some basic knowledge on this domain.
  • Donald Manassé GBARA
    Ce cours "Gestion des Risques FinTech" est très utile pour les personnes qui cherchent à comprendre les risques et la gouvernance d'entreprise dans le secteur financier, en particulier dans le contexte de la perturbation par FinTech et RegTech. Les…
  • Anonymous
    Interesting course although the assessment is quite demanding and the assessment questions could have been clearer. Very good content though, I definitely learned a few new things from this course.
  • Anonymous
    there are a lot of repetitions and summaries that are becoming boring at the end especially that the course is too long and the material is kind of solid and too technical and detailed
  • Anonymous
    The course content was very-well developed. The professors are well-experienced. Good explanations given for all the videos. Suitable for anyone including beginners.
  • Anonymous
    The course is informational and planned in a structured way. It could use some more elaboration and current industry standards in depth.
    The last module where we have to submit 2 papers, needs to be reviewed by 2 other peers, and this is where am stuck. Unfortunately, i believe there are no other candidates taking this course and hence my paper is not being evaluated and instead of completed the course well within the time frame, the timeline is automatically pushed forward. And also my certificate is stuck.
    this issue needs to be resolved.
  • Anonymous
    j'aime bien ce cours il est plein d'informations et d'apprentissage , ravie d'etre former par ce cours la
  • Anonymous
    quite a fascinating course, loved the learning and the assignents was even more opportunity to learn.
  • Anonymous
    Thank you for the valuable information, as I benefited from several aspects, such as the new risks and challenges resulting from the use of financial technology, mitigating strategies for sources of risks and judging them, procedures for changing systems and modern ways of working, and the most important risks in the traditional environment and the modern environment.
  • Anonymous
    First I would like to thank the instructors as they give me the chance to collect more information about something I already practice in my job career but with lack of some knowledge.
    They let me know what is the fintech and how we can manage our work through this huge gate in market.
    How to deal with our system and how to develop to avoid any gaps of risk.
  • Anonymous
    This course is very helpful for me. I like all the cources associated with Risk in finacial services. Thats why i select this course. It is a nice experience for me. I completed my quiz sessions and assignment sessions very well. I realy give 5 stars. Risk asscoiated with technology is very dangerous one. therefore it needs special care and control.
  • Anonymous
    Good course.
    But the last module where we have to submit two papers, needs to be reviewed by 2 others, and this is where i am stucked. There are no other candidates reviewing my project and hence my paper is not being evaluated and final project is not approved. And also i am not able to get certificate. This issue should be resolved.
  • Anonymous
    I really like this online FinTech risk management because I discovered many things that I ignored before, now I have gotten some knowledge, I know now that in every plan we do there risks, we can’t eliminate risk in our life but we can prevent and a part of the skills I’ve received I will also get the certificate that will helpful, with that certificate I get a national service, I can also apply for the job
  • Anonymous
    The Course was exposing. It was also detailed as to the inherent risks within a FINTECH and how to manage same within the context of the firm's risk appetite.

    My only suggestion is that, the final project is solely peer-graded. I think the professor should just take few minutes to review as well.

    Overall, the course was great.
  • Anonymous
    It is very informative session on FinTech Risk Management. Easy to understand the concept. I would recommend this course who want explore more about risk and IT-compliance.

    Thank you!

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