You will work on a business plan for either their own fintech or tech-based startup idea in the capstone project comprising a business model canvas and pitch. This allows aspiring entrepreneurs to take a tangible step towards launching their own startup.
The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee.
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Can I take the course for free?
此课程是 100% 在线学习吗？是否需要现场参加课程？
No background knowledge is necessary as we cover the basics of financial regulation, blockchain technology and entrepreneurship.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
While you can take the courses in any order, It would be ideal to first take Fintech Regulation, How Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets can master the Blockchain Technology, Building Fintech Startups and then the Capstone Course, Start Up Your Fintech Future. The Capstone courses assumes you have completed the first three courses listed.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
You will not earn university credit for completing this specialization.
You will be able to develop a business model canvas and pitch, which you can use to start up your own fintech or tech business. You gain the knowledge and be equipped with a toolkit to start your entrepreneurial journey.