SEMESTER: Spring 2019
COURSE NUMBER: EWMBA 237-1
This course is dual-listed with the Full-time MBA Program.
COURSE TITLE: Fin Tech
UNITS OF CREDIT: 3 units
INSTRUCTOR: Christine Parlour
E-MAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
CLASS WEB PAGE LOCATION: bCourses
CLASS FORMAT: Lectures and cases
REQUIRED READINGS: Course reader
CAREER FIELD: This course is useful for anyone who is interested in going into the Finance Industry or anyone who plans to innovate in two sided markets or platforms.
ABSTRACT OF COURSE'S CONTENT AND OBJECTIVES: FinTech is the process of using advances in technology to change financial services. In this course, through lectures, cases, presentations and speakers we will investigate some of the changes that have happened and those that may happen. The course covers all aspects of the financial system that are vulnerable to change including payments, banking, raising capital, insurance, and investing/trading. Throughout, we will discuss two sided markets and business strategies and valuation in platforms. We will touch on smart and alternative data and how it can add value. We will discuss distributed ledger systems and how they are, and could be used.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Christine A. Parlour is the Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Finance and Accounting. Her current focus is on changes in the payments system and the effects of this on bank balance sheets and macro-prudential regulation. She has been on the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board, provided guidance to the SEC and is currently on the steering committee for the New Special Study of Securities Markets.