"Fintech" - portmanteau of 'financial technology' is often used to describe the startups leveraging technology to do finance.
It's much broader than this.
Fintech is the radical and profound transformation of the Financial Services industry by disruptive technologies, innovative business models and data-driven management.
This Specialisation will give you a holistic view of the changes happening in Finance and give you the confidence and skills to grasp where opportunities lie and how to capture them.
Students enrolled into the specialisation will have access to all four Fintech courses.
Gain a contextual understanding of the demand for FinTech in the industry, alongside the modern architecture used in FinTech solutions
Critically analyse how traditional incumbents and the financial industry is being disrupted with new innovation and technology.
Develop an in-depth understanding with how financial technology can be leveraged in making strategic decisions for your organisation
Apply theoretical knowledge in practise through quizzes, assignments, and additional workshops
“I am extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to attend and complete this exceptional course from CFTE. Best Fintech content, speakers and readings one could squeeze into 8 hours, a MUST DO Course for all that are close to and or follow Fintech!”
“Excellent program for a first foundation package. Great industry experts for a better, cheaper and faster training: a true Fintech offer!”
“The overall program was well structured, practically informative and constructively encouraging, specifically for an entrepreneurial Fintech startup.”
Who should take The Fintech Specialization?
Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of Fintech. The Fintech Specialization was designed based on the feedback of hundreds of people – professionals in finance, technologists, lawyers, consultants, students – who wanted to understand what’s happening in finance, the opportunities that Fintech is bringing, and also the threats to existing businesses and jobs. The course was created for people who were asking us the following questions: “I want to get a global understanding of where the finance industry is shifting to” (Trader, Credit Agricole CIB UK) “Enhance employment opportunities and not miss out on this major wave of disruption”(Student, London School of Economics) “I want to receive a formal and structured training in Fintech so that I can process the information from news better” (Analyst, JP Morgan HK) “Teach the foundations of Fintech to my employees” (CEO, Kantox Spain)
How good are the 4 senior lecturers?
Fintech is a very new topic, with a mass of new information every day. To create a Foundation Course in such a fast-moving sector, we have looked for proven lecturers who know how to teach, but are also practitioners who are part of Finance 2.0. The Fintech Specialization has been designed by CFTE with the help of 4 senior lecturers: Andrei Kirilenko, Dan Liebau, Huy Nguyen Trieu and Janos Barberis. Each one of them have been involved with Fintech lectures in major universities: Andrei Kirilenko leads the Fintech courses at Imperial College Business School Daniel Liebau designed and teaches the Singapore Management University Certificate in FinTech & Innovation Huy Nguyen Trieu designed the first fintech lectures at Oxford Saïd Business School Janos Barberis lectures in Fintech at Hong Kong University and is a senior research fellow there The 4 senior lecturers draw from their experience as practitioners to share relevant and up-to-date insights. Andrei was Chief Economist at the US CFTC, Dan is CEO of Lightbulb Capital, Huy is CEO of The Disruptive Group, and Janos is Founder of the SuperCharger. Here is the feedback of some of their students: “Amazing course! I’ve never learned Finance in such an innovative way. It was with a tech angle, the entrepreneur angle and amazing teacher! I am glad I attended the course this time. Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing more!” MBA Student – Oxford Said Business School, Fintech lectures led by Huy Nguyen Trieu “The course has exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this course to busy executives looking to get to grips with Fintech.” Fintech Entrepreneur – Imperial College, Fintech course led by Prof. Kirilenko “I’ve been to a few Fintech events and never heard such an insightful presentation. Thanks a lot Janos!” Financial Analyst – Global roadshow presentation by Janos Barberis ‘This course is a really fun and interactive approach to innovation and design thinking, the speakers that Dan invited also provided further insights into the Fintech industry.” Associate in Consulting firm – SMU Fintech executive programme led by Dan Liebau
After I enroll, what are the next steps?
After you enroll, you will receive a confirmation email from my.CFTE, the online learning portal. You will also receive a receipt as well as a welcome message to The Fintech Specialization. At that point, you will have access to the introductory module that will give you an overview of the portal, and the way to use it. You could for example spend a whole day to go through the course. Or 30 minutes whenever you have the time, and complete the course in a few months. Once you have completed the course, and successfully passed all the tests, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What do I get with the free trial?
In the free trial you will receive access to one free module in the course. You will experience course content, structure, the level of senior academics, experts, readings and a quiz to test your knowledge.
Are there any prerequisites for the course?
The Fintech Specialization aims to provide anyone interested in Finance (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the trends in Fintech and digital finance. There are no strict prerequisites for taking the course but the following would be helpful: A general interest in finance, and a basic understanding of what is a bank An interest in digital transformation and innovation The Fintech Specialization is designed to provide a solid foundation to a very large number of people, and tries to find the right balance between content that is easily accessible but also provides insightful knowledge. This is done through videos, readings, and insights from CEOs to make the learning experience accessible.
How does CFTE's course compare with others in the market?
The Fintech Specialization has been designed to help a majority of people start with the right foundations in Fintech and digital finance. With this objective in mind, The Fintech Specialization will provide you with a clear understanding of how technology is impacting Finance through an accessible format. At CFTE, we believe there is an urgent need for all to learn the right skills for a world of digital finance, and we support all initiatives that are supporting the same goal.
How can I pay for the course?
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. Installment options are available as well.