BUS-F579 Topics in Finance: Fintech for Managers
- 7 week
- 1.5 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS Grad Students Only
Technology is changing finance. Fintech tools like blockchain, machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the finance landscape and creating new challenges for both new and existing firms. To succeed in this environment, startups must build, fund, and grow an innovative operation that can outperform larger companies, while incumbent firms must rethink their offerings and digital capabilities to safeguard against disruption. In this class, we will evaluate the best practices for managing these issues, consider the latest breakthroughs in fintech, and establish a game plan for your company—whether you're driving or defending against disruption. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the frictions that fintech aims to address, discover ways to overcome adoption barriers and quickly scale your business, and learn how to manage disruptive threats posed by agile, data-driven. Students will also gain a critical lens for distinguishing between innovations that offer sustainable value and those with fleeting benefits.