Global Implications of FinTech Innovations (HKUST)

After completing this course, learners will be able to analyze risks and challenges associated with technology-enabled financial market transformation and will have a solid understanding of the social, economic, and political challenges and tradeoffs associated with transformation of financial markets using technology-enabled innovations, including:

  • Describe what FinTech is and why it matters in Financial Markets.
  • Categorize different types of innovations and transformations associated with FinTech.
  • Understand how FinTech fits within the historical perspective of financial transformation.
  • Defend the conflicting perspectives that there is “nothing new in FinTech” and “FinTech is a revolutionary change in the fundamental nature of financial markets today”.
  • Develop an implementation and marketing plan to address a specific issue involving regulation of FinTech innovations, businesses, or markets, using principles and concepts learned in prior courses in the specialization, customized to a specific market situation.

Course Date & Time

August 29 to November 2, Thursdays, 8 - 10 p.m. Hong Kong time [Check the time in your timezone ]

No class on October 17, 24 or 31. Final class will be a presentation on Saturday, November 2.