FinTech Compliance, Regulation, and Analytics Course Outline

Participants will receive training in the latest developments in technological advances in the financial service industry (FinTech), emphasizing issues regarding compliance, regulation, and analytics. To earn the FinTech certificate, participants must complete all four courses and pass a final exam after each course. Courses consist of four topics, with three hours of instruction for each topic. Participants may sign up for all courses, a few courses, or a specific topic within a course. Learn more about individual topics.

FinTech Program
Courses About
Course One

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Introduction to FinTech

  • The basics of the FinTech industry, history, size and impact; A framework to understand what’s on the horizon, including lessons learned from other industries
  • Transformations and innovations in the payments industry and current global trends
  • FinTech and its role in transforming financial institutions and improving the banking experience for consumers of various income levels
  • How do banks make money? How do FinTechs make money? How do Big Techs make money on banking services? Are these aligned?

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Course Two

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Innovation and Technology in FinTech

  • Recognizing applicability and utility of AI/ML to various Fintech related problem domains.
  • Acquiring the domain knowledge to ask the right questions and make executive decisions involving modern technology trends.
  • Recognizing risks from these technologies and how they might bring their own human biases to artificial intelligence
  • What risks will businesses have to manage when AI/ML is democratized?
  • Should AI/ML risks be regulated?
  • How would AI/ML be used to adapt with regulatory changes to enhance an organizations’ compliance.

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Course Three

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Data Analytics Applications in FinTech

  • Understand critical technology strategies and foundational technologies in FinTech as well as core and novel sources of FinTech data
  • Understand techniques and tools for data management, and storage, with emphasis on primary FinTech data science methods and tools
  • Discuss data applications to real FinTech problems and challenges, broader policy and social implications of FinTech

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Course Four

1:00 p.m-4:00 p.m.

Regulation and Compliance in FinTech

  • Understand the traditional structures of banking, trading, and payment services and their legal regulation;
  • Discuss a variety of new FinTech technologies, and how they are changing legacy models;
  • Explore the various legal, ethical, and regulatory challenges precipitated by FinTech; and
  • Examine the new obstacles related to privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and machine learning

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Want to learn about a specific area of FinTech?

Sign up for a single topic within a course to jumpstart your training in the financial service industry or strengthen your skills. Individual topics are $395 per person and registration covers program materials, instruction, snacks and refreshments, and free parking on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. Participants can register for all four courses, a few courses, or a specific topic within a course. View available topics below.