About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

Basic understanding of financial services is recommended.

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 16 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Explain crypto-currency and blockchain in financial contexts

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    Evaluate investment products using Modern Portfolio Theory

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    Identify the regulatory concerns presented by the most common financial technologies

Skills you will gain

Investment ManagementCryptocurrencyregulationBlockchain

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Basic understanding of financial services is recommended.

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 16 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations

4.8
208 ratings
55 reviews
Course2

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies

4.6
108 ratings
21 reviews
Course3

Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing

4.8
68 ratings
9 reviews
Course4

Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology

4.7
42 ratings
4 reviews

Instructors

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Natasha Sarin

Assistant Professor of Law
Law
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David Musto

Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance
Finance
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Sarah Hammer

Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative, Adjunct Professor of Law
The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania Law School
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Christopher Geczy

Adjunct Professor of Finance
Finance
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Jessica Wachter

Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management
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. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 16 weeks is the typical sequence for completing this Specialization; however, you can work at the pace which makes sense for you.

  • No background knowledge is necessary, but a general understanding of finance and financial products is helpful.

  • No, but we recommend Foundations, Payments and Regulations, which will give you a solid foundation for the other courses, particularly if you are new to FInTech. The courses in this Specialization are designed to be taken in the order that is right for you, depending on your needs.

  • No. Although these courses are based on very popular courses offered by the Wharton School, they are not eligible for course credit from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • You will be able to make more informed decisions about your company's strategy for financial technologies as well as your own financial future.

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