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Introduction to FinTech - Financial Innovation

Introduces the key topics and explores the opportunities FinTech offers to enhance financial products. (Hours per week indicative)

Introduction to FinTech - Financial Innovation
  • Duration1 week
  • Weekly study10 hours
This course is part of the FinTech - Financial Innovation program, which will enable you to explore up-to-date technological innovation in the financial services industry.

This course provides an introduction to the key topics of focus in respect of FinTech and innovation in the financial services industry, spanning the areas of (1) crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending; (2) blockchain and cryptocurrencies; and (3) banking and payments. We cover introductory topics for each area that will be explored in greater detail in the subsequent topics. We consider how FinTech offers new opportunities to enhance existing financial products and services, as well as offering entirely new products and services.

What topics will you cover?

  • Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending as alternatives to traditional methods of financing businesses and individuals.

  • Blockchain for cryptocurrencies, and novel methods of financing for firms such as initial coin offerings and security token offerings.

  • The digital banking and payments landscape, and the potential for mobile solutions to increase financial inclusion in developing countries.

Who is the course for?

This microcredential is designed for professionals working in the financial sector and postgraduate students transitioning into a FinTech role or looking for further career development in a current role.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Pierangelo Rosati is Assistant Professor in Business Analytics at DCU Business School. He has extensive experience in working with companies in the areas of fintech, blockchain and analytics.

Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School and Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business. Interests include financial technology (FinTech).

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.