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The Future of Payment Technology

Explore current and future payment technologies and develop your own innovative payment solutions with the University of Michigan.

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The Future of Payment Technology
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Discover the future of payment technology, from mobile payments to tokenization

On this course, you will learn new ways of making payments from consumer-to-business (C2B), from consumer-to-consumer (C2C), and from business-to-business (B2B).

You will explore current payment system technologies to examine their strengths and weaknesses, and understand the ways technological innovation is changing these traditional systems.

You’ll learn about new front-end innovations like digital wallets and mobile payments and also discover back-end innovations like tokenization, mobile money, and new payment infrastructure.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to Fintech
  • Digital Wallets
  • Credit Card Innovations
  • Payment Technology in Emerging Markets

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain how current payment systems operate
  • Describe inefficiencies in current practices in the processing of payments
  • Apply new technological innovations to current inefficiencies
  • Produce value propositions for new technologies in the payment space

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding cutting edge financial technologies.

This course will be of particular interest to learners with a background in finance, development, or business leadership and learning how to develop and use new financial technologies in their own context.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Finance
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Wu conducts extensive fintech research, particularly into blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and robo-advisors.

Professor of Finance
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Dittmar’s research interests include the use of initial coin offerings to raise capital, and empirical and theoretical issues in asset pricing.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

    1817
  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

About this ExpertTrack

Explore the fintech revolution transforming the financial industry and consider the challenges of disruptive financial technology.

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