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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: InsurTech

In this module, you’ll identify what key emerging technologies are being leveraged by the insurance industry. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of how artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are utilized in InsurTech. You’ll discuss the methodology behind InsurTech’s innovations in the industry, from product design to claims management. You’ll also analyze the different ways of segmenting InsurTech firms and explore examples of microinsurance and full-enabled Insurtech firms. By the end of this module, you’ll have a more clearly defined understanding of Insurtech and how emerging technologies are increasing the value of the insurance market.

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6 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Emerging Technologies: AI & Machine Learning5m
Redefining Insurance Industry6m
Classifications of InsurTech Companies13m
Investment & Market Size of the InsurTech Industry14m
InsurTech, FinTech, and & Financial Inclusion9m
1 reading
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz: InsurTech
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Real Estate Tech

In this module, you’ll examine the fundamentals of Real Estate Technology. You’ll closely examine the background, definition, and size of the real estate tech market. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the disruption that is happening in the real estate market through Real Estate Tech by studying examples such as Zillow and WeWork. You’ll also explore the trends and examples in residential and commercial real estate tech such as Blend, Lending Home, and Cadre. By the end of this module, you will gain a better understanding of the landscape and key financial goals of Real Estate Tech.

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11 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
What is Real Estate Tech?4m
Size of the Global Real Estate Tech Market2m
Real Estate Tech: Exemplary Companies3m
Disruptive Incrementalist2m
Residential Real Estate Tech Startups2m
Trends in Residential Real Estate Tech4m
Commercial Real Estate Sector2m
Data2m
Commercial Real Estate Tech Examples3m
Conclusion2m
1 reading
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz: Real Estate Tech
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Artificial Intelligence

In this module, you’ll be introduced to the foundations of Artificial Intelligence and its use cases in the Financial Tech industry. You’ll begin by examining the background and market size of AI, and analyze the forecast of top use cases for AI. You’ll learn key use cases for AI in FinTech and discuss examples of AI in Robo-Advising such as Vanguard Personal Advisor Services and Machine Learning in InsurTech Companies such as IBM Watson. By the end of this module, you’ll have a richer understanding of AI, its uses and its impact in the fintech industry.

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7 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
AI Market Size7m
Applications and Companies4m
Use Cases for AI in FinTech3m
The Future of AI in Robo-Advice3m
Machine Learning5m
Conclusion2m
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz: Artificial Intelligence
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Case Studies

This module was designed to provide you with an opportunity to explore successful FinTech organizations around the world and learn how they integrated the benefits of FinTech into their organization. Warren Pennington, Principal in Vanguard’s Investment Management Group, and Andy Rachleff, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Wealthfront, are here to provide you with a deeper insight into their organizations. They’ll discuss applications of FinTech and the future of FinTech. By the end of this module, you’ll gain a better understanding of the practical applications of FinTech in a company.

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2 videos (Total 57 min)
2 videos
Creating the New Frontier of FinTech: Wealthfront7m

Instructor

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Christopher Geczy

Adjunct Professor of Finance
Finance

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization

Wharton's Fintech Specialization 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 Specialization, 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....
Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

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