Checking date: 09/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Creation of technology-based companies in the financial sector
Study: Master in Computer Technologies Applied to the Financial Sector (313)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
No requirements
COMPETENCES: - Know the main theoretical and empirical tools to create, develop and implement a business project. - Ability to identify business opportunities - Ability to manage with ease various information sources. - Ability to develop management skills, negotiation skills and leadership spirit. 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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.