Institute for Insight
The first business school-based fintech lab in Georgia and among the first in the nation
Atlanta has emerged as a national leader in fintech, a segment of the financial services industry that uses new technologies designed to lower the costs of financial intermediation and shorten financial transaction times.
Robinson’s new fintech lab provides an applied, experiential environment in which students, faculty and corporate partners can experiment with the technologies transforming financial services, insurance and real estate. Data analytics, machine learning and blockchain technologies are central components of the lab. Collaborators will use these tools to develop smart contracts, smart markets and automated trading strategies, and then study their potential to positively impact the provision of financial services to businesses and consumers.
Offered spring 2018
FI 8460 – Introduction to Fintech
Students in this graduate-level course will develop a broad understanding of fintech and its impact on financial services. Topics include blockchain and cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Altcoins), smart contracts, decentralized applications, smart contract markets, applications of blockchain technologies, alternative and peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, machine learning and its applications in fintech, such as robo-advising, and more.
Additional advanced courses will be added.