Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2019


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MGMT 655 001 (CRN: 14202)


Department: Management
Instructor: Sanchez Rodriguez, Manolo
6:15PM - 9:30PM R (29-AUG-2019 - 29-AUG-2019) 
8:00AM - 6:00PM S (7-SEP-2019 - 7-SEP-2019) 
6:15PM - 9:30PM R (19-SEP-2019 - 19-SEP-2019) 
Part of Term: PMBA ILE 4
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Intensive Learning Experience
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: .75
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
MBA for Professional Extended
MBA for Professionals
MBA for Professional Weekend
MBA - Executive Program
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 65
Section Enrolled: 23
Enrollment data as of: 23-JUN-2024 3:38PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: We consider the financial services industry in an era of rapid disruption. We analyze how firms like Square, PayPal, Stripe, Lending Club, OnDeck or Robinhood are disrupting the value chain in financial services. We seek to understand what drives the development of disruptive platforms and why incumbents are missing out on these opportunities. We consider funding sources; competition from Asian fintech dragons as they redefine financial services through e-commerce and social payments; and the democratizing of access. Finally, we consider the next wave of technologies poised to accelerate the disruption including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and robotics. After completing this course, you will understand how financial technology disruptors are capturing revenue pools of incumbent firms in payments, consumer and small business lending, wealth management, and advisory services.