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Emerging Financial Technologies and Standards (CTGE 442zz, CEUs: 0.7)

NOTE: Fall 2003 was the last semester of the
Enterprise and E-commerce Management Program

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Emerging Financial Technologies and Standards (CTGE 442zz, CEUs: 0.7)

The financial services industry is undergoing a quiet revolution. Technological innovations in the area of payment systems, electronic billing and invoicing, automated clearing, settlement, trading, banking, benefits transfer, and more, have dramatically changed how financial institutions transact with one another and with clients. New regulatory requirements such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Basel Accord, and the Patriot Act, have led to the development of business processes designed for compliance. All this change has led to new technological and business opportunities arising in the financial services industry.

This course focuses on the big picture of emerging financial technologies, and details the key areas of ongoing development and future opportunity. Key industry drivers and processes that will reshape the industry are first covered. Related standards and technologies, their merits and demerits, and prognosis are then discussed. Upon completion of this course, you will have a good understanding of where this industry is headed and what the opportunities are that lie ahead. Topics include:

  • Industry overview and key players
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Industry drivers including technological and regulatory factors
  • Current business processes and standards
  • Emerging technologies and standards
  • Industry opportunities for careers and innovation

Give you a strong foundation of the technological changes in the financial services industry, in order to prepare you for career growth or entry in this industry.


  • Group discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Assignments

These activities are designed to increase your understanding of the subject from a practical standpoint.

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