You’ll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You’ll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain.
By the end of this Specialization, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations.
- FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations
In this course, you’ll learn the key components of modern-day investment strategies which utilize fintech. You’ll also explore payment methodologies and how fintech is emerging as an entrepreneurial solution to both investments and payment systems. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to identify different financial technologies, and understand the dynamic between the innovations and regulations, and employ best practices in developing a fintech strategy for yourself or your business.
- Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies
You’ll learn how to define a currency, analyze the foundations of digital signatures and blockchain technology in cryptocurrency, and accurately assess the risks of cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of Cryptocurrency, the intricacies of Blockchain technology, and an effective strategy for incorporating Cryptocurrency into your investment plans.
- Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing
In this course, you’ll learn the foundational theories behind robo-advising, crowdfunding, and marketplace lending, and how to apply these theories to optimize your investments. You’ll analyze real-life examples by studying the cases of Square and CommonBond.
- Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology
In this course, you’ll learn about the emerging technologies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that are utilized in InsurTech and Real Estate Tech. Through study and analysis of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, you’ll learn how InsurTech is redefining the insurance industry. You’ll also explore classifications of insurtech companies and the size of the InsurTech, Real Estate Tech, and AI markets.
What will you learn
Explain crypto-currency and blockchain in financial contexts.
Evaluate investment products using Modern Portfolio Theory.
Identify the regulatory concerns presented by the most common financial technologies.