Short course Fintech 2019

Financial technologies (fintech) have revolutionized finance industry, providing challenges to every aspect of financial services from payment to wealth management. At the same time, fintech presents opportunities for banks and companies to improve operational efficiency and to explore new markets.

Information

Period

29 August 2019 - 12 October 2019
9 ECTS credits
Three 3-day courses

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Location

Geneva

Registration

Continuous
Modules can be followed individually

Fees:

To obtain Certificate of Participation: CHF 4,500 per course, CHF 11,000 for three courses

To obtain Certificate of Participation with ECTS credits: CHF 4,600 per course, CHF 11,300 for three courses

Objectives

  • Offer participants a comprehensive understanding of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and big data
  • Expose participants to the most recent and advanced financial technologies
  • Provide tools and frameworks for entrepreneurs to apply financial technologies to their businesses
  • Prepare participants for the challenges fintech is bringing in their career

Audience

• Executives from banks, asset management firms, family office, insurance companies, financial service firms, or similar financial institutions
• Entrepreneurs who intend to learn the newest technology
• Individuals who work in finance related industries

Learning outcomes

Participants will walk away with:

  • An in-depth understanding of fintech, blckchain, and other financial innovation technologies
  • A wide range of tools and frameworks to launch new fintech ventures and to build better financial service firms 
  • A wider global network with like-minded bankers, entrepreneurs, and individuals
  • A close study with world leading professors from University of Geneva, MIT, Cornell, and Imperial College London.

Programme

Three 3-day courses:

1. FinTech - Business, Finance and Technology

2. Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

3. Finance and Big Data

Director(s)

Prof. Roni MICHAELY, Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Winnie WAGNIERES, University of Geneva
Financial technologies (fintech) have revolutionized finance industry, providing challenges to every aspect of financial services from payment to wealth management. At the same time, fintech presents opportunities for banks and companies to improve operational efficiency and to explore new markets.

Organized in three short courses which deliver ECTS credits, the goal of Fintech Program is to develop a comprehensive understanding of fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and big data in finance, to learn more about the future trend of cutting-edge technologies. UNIGE professors and guest lecturers from leading universities will prepare participants for the challenges fintech is bringing in their career.

Date(s)

29 August 2019
30 August 2019
31 August 2019

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Shimon Kogan (Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA), Rajna Gibson Brandon (UNIGE, CH)

Description

The course provides an overview of the most significant technological advances that are radically changing the industry, focusing on AI and Blockchain. We will analyze how these technologies create value in the financial industry by lowering frictions — from unit processing cost, through asymmetric information and network effects.

Date(s)

26 September 2019
27 September 2019
28 September 2019

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Rafael Pass (Cornell University, USA), Olivier Scaillet (UNIGE, CH)

Description

The course provides a crash course in modern cryptography, and next applies tools from cryptography to introduce students to the main ideas underlying cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

Date(s)

10 October 2019
11 October 2019
12 October 2019

Location

Geneva

Speakers

Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London,UK), Fabio Trojani (UNIGE, CH)

Description

This course is not only about getting a big picture of the landscape of big data, but also how to breach this cutting edge technology into traditional finance. The course will expose students to the most popular techniques dealing with big data problems in finance. At the end of course, students should be familiar with main challenges of big data in finance and provide a toolkit to deal with them. They should also be able to interpret the findings in light of the new theories.

Assessment

Each course will have an exam or a written test as a final assessment.

Diploma awarded

For the participants who will only take courses: Certificate of participation
For the participants who will earn credits: Certificate of participation with 3 ECTS credits
Participants may be able to use the ECTS credits to enroll in a Certificate of Advanced Studies in a later stage.

Admission criteria

Participants are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Working experiences in financial institutions or related industries
  • Undergraduate university degree or equivalent
  • Strong command of both spoken and written English

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