Checking date: 15/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

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
- 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 financial industry. - Understand the stages for creating a new company or promoting entrepreneurship within existing companies. - Develop the judgment to address the risks of being an entrepreneur in the financial industry. - Develop and present business ideas in the financial sector..
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
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES: AF1: Theoretical class: Theoretical presentations accompanied by electronic material, such as digital presentations: Presenciality: 100% AF5: Tutorials: Tutorials face-to-face and / or distance learning (videoconference): Presenciality: 0-100% AF2: E-learning activities: Forums of subjects, discussion forums, visualization of pre-recorded content, and other e-learning activities: Presenciality: 0% AF7: Individual work of the student: Individual activities of the student complementing the rest of activities (both face-to-face and non-contact), as well as the preparation of exams: Presenciality: 0% TEACHING METHODS: MD1: Teacher's class with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. MD4: Discussion in class, under the moderation of the teacher of subjects related to the content of the subject, as well as of practical cases MD5: Development of work and reports individually or in groups MD6: Specific e-learning activities, related to the blended character of the title, including the visualization of recorded contents, self-correction activities, participation in forums, and any other mechanism of online teaching
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.