It’s here finally! It has been my dream that a reputed school in India offer an online undergrad degree in Computer Science and now IIT-M is doing it. Now it’s open to all. Well, almost to all. I wish IIT-M opened it to all, not solely to those who completed 12th grade! I see a big demand for this course and wish IIT-M success. This is going to open doors to so many poor, bright students. Please send me your views to my Stanford email ID.
While at Mumbai recently, I had a conversation with IIM-A alum about Fintech, CEO-2030, Entrepreneurship, and B-school pedagogy.
In this course I plan to cover items 1 through 5. I’m flexible with the level of participation from students in programming exercises in step 5 (ML). Depending on backgrounds and goals, students may choose not to program (why learn programming if you can hire a developer for 10$/Hr?) or actively program in R and/or Python.
0) How much ‘Fin’ and how much ‘Tech’?
1) How banks’ reluctance to innovate/adopt led to Fintech. Banks! You can’t bank on them.
2) The ultra-personalisation of financial services through technology – the driver behind Fintech
3) Case Studies – Peer-to-peer lending, Crypto-currencies, Robo-advisers, online-only digital banks
4) My Money Karma
5) Machine Learning using R (or Python)