Is the way we move money about to change, forever? Or will ‘old money’ evolve to keep pace with the latest Fintech innovations? Find out with this intensive one-week summer programme for adults from Oxford Royale Academy.
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“Move over old money. There’s a new money in town”.
PayPal 2016 Super Bowl Commercial
Fintech is an emerging but rapidly maturing ‘disruptive’ paradigm in the financial services industry.
Fintech companies can come in many shapes and sizes and their use of technological innovation (such mobile banking apps and digital payments) is transforming and changing many aspects of how we live and work.
A comprehensive understanding of the foundational and applied elements of fintech and financial disruption can put you at a considerable advantage – professionally, personally, or both.
This course will start by critically assessing the current uses of fintech in consumer, business and insurance markets and will provide a critical overview of challenges and emerging trends, particularly in the B2B markets which is becoming an increasingly attractive market for investors. Analysis of the financial themes in fintech will be extended to the role of early fintech adopters in the areas of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain development in ‘shaking up’ the financial services industry to the point of becoming a credible challenge to banking brands.
The course assesses the role and value of fintech technologies in crowdfunding platforms, mobile payments, robo-advising and stock trading apps, budgeting apps, cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain services.
Finally, despite being at the cutting edge of technological financial innovation, individuals and companies operating in the fintech space still need to be aware of global regulatory issues as there is increasing pressure on fintech start-ups in particular to comply with regulatory hurdles, and students will examine this as a threat to further innovation in the fintech space.
By the end of the course students will:
|Monday||Lecture 1: The uses of fintech in B2B and B2C Markets- challenges, technologies, software and platforms|
|Seminar 1: Strategies for managing international corporate finance risk – case study research and analysis|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies- banking industry responses to early disruptors|
|Seminar 2: Practical evaluation of the cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in the financial services industry and ‘big brand’ responses|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: Stock trading apps, fractional shares, robo-advising and mobile payments|
|Seminar 3: Hands-on critical analysis and evaluation of fintech banking and finance apps|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: Alternative fintech investment sources – Crowdfunding Platforms|
|Seminar 4: Critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular crowdfunding methods|
|Friday||Lecture 5: Regulation and intellectual property in fintech – key issues|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
An intensive summer programme designed to introduce adult students to the fundamentals of Finance.
A summer programme designed to introduce students aged 19+ to the core principles of corporate...