Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain

Foundation Modules:

1. Data Analysis and Interpretation (21 hours)

Descriptive versus Inferential Statistics
Examining relations among variables
Building a statistical model and assessing its goodness of fit
Assessing future outcomes
Bayesian versus frequentist statistical approaches

2. Financial Markets and Products (15 hours)

Financial ecosystem, role of fund-based and fee-based firms
Understanding money and bond markets, product features, present analytics
Understanding equity market, high frequency trading, product features
Understanding forex market and forex products
Understanding commodity market. commodity ETFs

3. Understanding Banks and Other Financial Institutions (15 hours)

Traditional banking and its operations
Shadow banks and its role in the credit market
Technological disruptions in financial services
Risk management in banks and other financial institutions

4. Foundations of FinTech (15 hours)

Financial Innovation: Past and present
Financial data management
Machine learning in FinTech
Evaluation of machine learning models
FinTech company valuation

5. Digital Payments (12 hours)

History of e-payment from B2B to C2C, Future of international remittances
Payment processors and payment gateways
eMoney and eWallets
Mobile-based payments, UPI 1.0 and UPI 2.0, Contactless payments and wearable

Advanced Modules:

6. All About Blockchains (21 hours)

Overview of blockchain
Private and public keys, hashing, and digital signature
Distributed ledger and cryptographic pointers
Mining, proof of work and proof of stake
Smart contracts and permissioned ledgers
Hyperledger fabric overview
Blockchain in financial software and systems

7. Digital Disruption in Financial Services (18 hours)

The changing role of SMAC for financial services
FinTech for actionable insights in digital banking and digital insurance
Rethinking customer experience management in BFSI
Digital transformation through Big Data
Algorithm driven wealth management, crowdfunding and P2P lending
Financial inclusion
Gamification, chatbots and robotic process automation for digital disruption
Managing FinTech startups

8. Crypto Assets and Tokens (15 hours)

Introduction to cryptocurrency
Crypto infrastructure and payment
Crypto trading platforms, users look out in a exchange, crypto OTC market, tokenization
Government regulations (global and India) and their impact, crypto favorable countries and policies
Central bank digital currency and stable coin and their future prospects

9. Risk Management for FinTech (12 hours)

Regulatory challenges
Technological innovation
Operational and business risk analysis
Cybersecurity and privacy
Fraud detection and prevention

10. Data-driven Financial Analytics (15 hours)

Algorithmic trading
News-based trading
Default prediction using qualitative and quantitative information
Wealth management services
Early warning signals
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