• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
This Fintech - Foundations and Applications of Financial Technology offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Pennsylvania is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field.


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 Fintech - Foundations and Applications of Financial Technology offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Pennsylvania, 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.

What you'll 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 1 month to complete
      • Suggested 18 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies
  • Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing
  • Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • Basic understanding of financial services is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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