2020 Digital Innovation in Financial Institutions

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Course description and aims

This course is offered by lecturers from Mizuho Financial Group.

The course is designed for students to understand the outline of the current state of finance, financial business, and innovation in financial institutions, even without preliminary knowledge. As shown in the course schedule, the lecturer will explain the broad pictures and recent trends of each topic in each class.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to understand broad pictures and recent trends of topics in each class, as shown below.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The classes are based on business experience and specialized knowledge of the lecturers.


economy, finance, Fintech, data management, IPO

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Class 1 - Class 7:Lectures
It is required to attend every class and submit a summary report at the end of each class.
Students have to submit an original paper using OCW-i at the end of the course. Details of the requirements of the paper will be explained in the first class meeting.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The current state of finance Understand the current state of finance.
Class 2 Theories underpinning the banking business Grasp broad picture of banking business.
Class 3 Payment services using technology Acquire knowledge of payment services using technology.
Class 4 Asset management using technology Acquire knowledge of asset management using technology.
Class 5 Data analytics in financial institutions Acquire knowledge of data analytics.
Class 6 How to foster venture companies Understand how to foster venture companies.
Class 7 Human resources required for financial services group Grasp the picture of human resources needed for financial industry.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Lecture materials will be projected in the class room.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment will be based on attendance and contribution to classes (50%), and a paper at the end of the course (50%).

If you are absent from a class, regardless of the reason, points are subtracted from the assessment portion of the "attendance and contribution to classes."
There are no make-up assignments.

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Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Prospective students should have interests in finance and economy.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Professor Takehiro Inohara, inostaff[at]shs.ens.titech.ac.jp

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