Rotman FinTech: Future of Payments
Gain an in-depth understanding of the developments and innovations in the PayTech and payments landscape with the FinTech: Future of Payments online program
Rapid innovations in FinTech and e-commerce have fundamentally changed the nature of payments and the flow of money through the economy. As new platforms are developed independently of traditional infrastructures, blockchain technology gains in prominence, and even governments investigate the possibilities of digital money, a fresh perspective on the future of finance is required.
In the FinTech: Future of Payments: Online Program, you'll explore the most important innovations impacting the world of finance today. Over six weeks, you'll examine the opportunities and applications of current and future payment technologies, gaining practical methods for implementing them effectively in your own context. You'll also deepen your knowledge of how money flows within a global society, and investigate the legalities and practicalities of international payments to operate safely within this space. With expert guidance, you'll get to the bottom of why modern customers are increasingly dissatisfied with the exclusionary aspects of traditional banking, and learn how modern PayTech applications are meeting their needs. Walk away with an enhanced ability to leverage customer-centric payment solutions, integrate open banking into your business model, and identify innovation opportunities to thrive in this fast-changing sector.
Apply nowOngoing offerings | $2,500 CAD + HST
Key program takeaways
- Grow the knowledge to stay abreast of the latest financial disruptions, informed by a deeper understanding of how payments have evolved
- Develop an enhanced capacity to recognize customer-centric payment opportunities in your own organization, and the ability to lead their implementation
- Discover practical methods for creating a future-ready business model that harnesses open-banking strategies
- Gain a deep and nuanced understanding of the risk, challenges, and possibilities of disruptive technologies, including blockchain and decentralized finance
- Earn a certificate of professional achievement as validation of your newfound ability to make effective FinTech and PayTech decisions
What you'll learn
ORIENTATION MODULE: Welcome to your Online Campus
Meet and engage with your learning and peer networks as you navigate the Online Campus.
Module 1 The evolution of payments
Explore the evolution of payments over time and the impact it had on the world economy.
Module 2 SWIFT, scandals, and international payment laws
Discover the role of, and legalities around, payments in the international context.
Module 3 Customer needs and PayTech innovation
Discover the importance of customer needs and how paytech innovation addresses these needs and overcomes frictions.
Module 4 Payment innovations: An infrastructure perspective
Discover the most prominent international advances in open payments and open banking, and the impact this has on business opportunities and commercial value creation.
Module 5 Blockchain technology and decentralized finance
Learn about the technicalities associated with blockchain technology and the implications of decentralized finance.
Module 6 The future of FinTech: Open financial infrastructures
Explore the future of fintech and possible payment innovations to identify a business opportunity.
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during program development.
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Professor of Finance, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
Andreas Park is a Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto, appointed to the Rotman School of Management and the Department of Management at UTM. He currently serves as the Research Director at the FinHub, Rotman’s Financial Innovation Lab, he is the co-founder of LedgerHub, the University of Toronto’s blockchain research lab. He has served as a lab economist for the Blockchain stream at the Creative Destruction Lab. Andreas teaches courses on payments innovation, decentralized finance, and financial market trading, and his current research focuses on the economic impact of technological transformations such as blockchain technology. He recently co-authored a design proposal for a central-bank issued digital currency, commissioned by the Bank of Canada. Andreas received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge. His work has been published in top journals in economics and finance including Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Apply nowOngoing offerings | $2,500 CAD + HST
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