Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Ali Özdakak

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.
Students will implement appropriate methodologies to develop appropriate solutions for business issues.
LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.
Students will work collaboratively in a team.
Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.
Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.
LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will demonstrate their understanding of practices reflecting ethical, diversity and sustainable development values in business organizations.
Students will identify and analyze issues relating to diversity, ethics and sustainable development in their business context.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will demonstrate written and oral competency in two foreign languages.


This course is about financial technology, or better know under the portmanteau word "fintechs". This class will explore the ways in which new technologies disrupt the financial services industry, thereby changing business models, products, applications and customer user interfaces. Student will focus on significant technological trends such as AI, blockchain technology and open APIs and how these affect financial services. The objective is to gain an understanding of the key technologies, market structure, participants, regulation and the dynamics of change being brought about by fintech.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) acquire a fundamental understanding of new technologies in finance
  • - (level 2) explain challenges and opportunities for start-ups, Big Tech, and Big Finance
  • - (level 3) discover the landscape shaping the adoption of new technologies
  • - (level 4) compare business models, products, and applications that have newly emerged
  • - (level 5) evaluate the impact fintechs have on the future development of financial services
  • - (level 6) integrate your own experiences with fintechs with the theoretical knowledge you gained

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
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1. Introduction to Fintechs 2. Key Technological Trends Affecting Financial Services 2. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning 3. Artificial Intelligence in Finance 4. Open APIs in Finance 5. Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrency 6. Payments 7. Credit & Lending 8. Challenger Banks 9. Trading & Capital Markets 10. Insurance

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

No special knowledge is required

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

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Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Assessments


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : tba in class
Written / Group / English / Weight : 25 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.3, LO2.1, LO2.3, LO3.1, LO4.1
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : tba in class
Written and oral / Group / English / Weight : 25 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO4.2, LO1.2, LO1.3, LO2.2
Final evaluationExam week
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 50 %
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO1.2, LO1.3, LO2.1, LO2.2, LO2.3, LO3.1
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