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Starts 26th January
FinTech: An Opportunity to Disrupt
01 February 2021
26 January 2021
4 - 6 hours
Transform finance through innovation
What is FinTech and how can it help me? Why are the disruptive FinTech strategies so important to my organisation?
FinTech disruption reaches beyond the finance and technology intersection sectors. It is relevant to all business sectors that can be enabled by FinTech solutions.
This FinTech online programme will teach you about the functions affected by technological disruption in the financial services and provide the opportunity to apply your newfound knowledge in the field of financial technology to advance your organisation.
Who should do this course?
Senior managers, executives, directors, entrepreneurs and suppliers curious about strategies that enable FinTech business models, structures, processes, culture and talent.
This FinTech programme is relevant beyond the finance and technology intersection sectors. It is relevant to all delegates whose business can be enabled by FinTech solutions.
You will receive instruction on
You will be able to determine
You will apply your knowledge
Ultimately, from your organisational level and stage and across different industries, you will be able to explore and exploit your newfound knowledge in the field of financial technology to advance your organisation.
The Orientation Module introduces you to the GIBS Online campus, onboards you to the programme and initiates your engagement with the GIBS expert faculty and fellow participants. You have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the programme details, how to approach online learning and the kinds of activities you will encounter during the programme.
Module One - FinTech Trends and Drivers
The digital revolution has greatly increased the weight of codifiable information and the tools available to process it.
Module Two - Strategies Used by FinTech Players: Competition or Cooperation?
Focus on the customer instead of the product
For incumbent players:
For new players:
Module Three - Strategies Used by BigTech Players
Module Four - New and Potential Solutions Offered by FinTech
Financial intermediation and changing payment mechanisms
Module Five - Regulation as the Mediator in the FinTech Revolution
In answering these questions we seek to:
Module Six - New Sources of Corporate Strategy
Evaluate and incorporate new technologies into corporate strategy
Throughout the programme, you will have opportunities to test your knowledge, practise application, evaluate your understanding, reflect on your insights and track your improvement with both graded and ungraded assessments.
Module assessments include reflective polls and discussions, multiple-choice quizzes, written assignments and case study applications. You will receive feedback and can discuss ways to improve with GIBS faculty and your peers.
Dr Morris Mthombeni (Interim Dean of GIBS)
Dr Morris Mthombeni was appointed as Interim Dean of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in 2020. He joined GIBS in 2014 and was appointed as Executive Director of Faculty in 2017. Dr Mthombeni has a PhD in Corporate Governance from the University of Pretoria, an MBA in Finance from Manchester Business School and an LLB, B. Proc, B. Juris from the University of South Africa. He has a wealth of corporate experience with a cumulative 28 years in the financial services industry. Prior to joining GIBS in 2014, Mthombeni held several leadership positions at Liberty Life and Momentum, culminating in a four-year tenure as CEO at Momentum Investments and as an Executive Director of MMI Holdings Limited. Mthombeni has also held roles in several public and private boards over his career. He was recently appointed as a non-executive Director at Investec Bank Limited. In addition to his leadership work, Mthombeni is a passionate academic. On academic programmes, his primary focus has been the PhD and DBA programmes as well as the Master’s programmes where he lectures in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Governance, Environment of Business and Innovation. He also lectures on GIBS' flagship Global Executive Development Programme, Board Leadership Programme, and the Harvard Senior Executive Leadership Programme for senior managers and executives. Dr Mthombeni has engaged in teaching, research and corporate governance assignments in South Africa, Botswana, England, Germany, Holland, Mozambique, Nigeria, Poland, Rwanda, Russia, Swaziland, Sweden, the USA and Zimbabwe.