Checking date: 07/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Creation of technology-based companies in the financial sector
Master in Financial Sector Technologies: FinTech (Plan: 461 - Estudio: 313)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirements
COMPETENCES: - Know the complex process associated with the development of financial product or service, from its conception to the planning, start-up and new venturing - Know the basic elements of the firm and develop ethical behavior and social responsibility - Assimilate the concepts and develop the entrepreneurial skills to discover and lead innovations in finacial industry - Know the phases for the creation of a new company or to promote entrepreneurship in companies. LEARNING RESULTS 1. Understand the key factors of innovative companies. 3. Have criteria to address the risk of being an entrepreneur in the financial industry. 4. Develop and present business ideas
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Business venturing: Firm and entrepreneur. 2. Identifying and evaluating business opportunities in financial sectors 3. Business idea: creativity, innovation and value propositions 4. Best practices and innovation in financial business models 5. Methodologies for generating new business models 6. Initial viability analysis: product, market, organization, legal-fiscal and economic-financial 7. Business plan: design, structure and purpose
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Chishti, S., & Barberis, J.. The Fintech book: The financial technology handbook for investors, entrepreneurs and visionaries. . John Wiley & Sons.. 2016
  • Rodríguez Márquez, A., Nieto, M.J, Fernández, Z., Revilla, A. . Manual de creación de empresas. De la oportunidad a la puesta en marcha. Civitas. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Chaston, I. . Technological Entrepreneurship: Technology-Driven vs Market-Driven Innovation. Palgrave Macmillan,. 2017

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.