Fintech Foundation Course

Centre For Finance, Technology And Entrepreneurship (CFTE)

Program Description

Fintech Foundation Course

Centre For Finance, Technology And Entrepreneurship (CFTE)

Build your Fintech Foundation in 8 Hours

Understand the impact of Technology in Finance with CFTE’s comprehensive online Fintech course.

World Class Experts: 4 industry experts and 16 Fintech CEOs, heads of innovation and investors will guide you.

Foundation Course: This course will give you a solid knowledge of what’s happening in Fintech – with many concrete examples.

8 Hours: 8 hours of content. Learn on your own schedule, when you want, where you want.

Certification: A Certificate of Completion from CFTE will validate your knowledge once you pass all the modules.


A guided journey to learn Fintech

As finance becomes digital, understanding financial technology (Fintech) is more and more critical to succeed in finance.

However, learning Fintech can be an intimidating journey because of its complexity, its pace of change and the “noise” around Fintech.

To help you acquire the right knowledge, we have designed a structured course in 16 modules that teaches the essential concepts to understand the impact of technology in finance.

CFTE developed the course with 4 experts who know the industry inside out and initiated the Fintech initiatives at Oxford Said Business School, Imperial College, Hong Kong University and Singapore Management University.

In addition to the structured curriculum delivered by the 4 experts, Around Fintech in 8 hours features exclusive insights from 16 Fintech CEOs, heads of innovation and global investors – for you to understand what is the reality behind Fintech.

Frequently asked questions

Who should take Around Fintech in 8 hours?

Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of Fintech.

Around Fintech in 8 hours 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

Around Fintech in 8 hours 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 has 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 from 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 an 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)

What are the materials of the course?

The materials provided for the Around Fintech in 8 hours programme are as follow

  • 4 chapters, Each chapter has 4 modules and each module has the following sections:
  • Video lectures: Approx 10’ video presentation by the chapter’s lecturer
  • Curated readings: Approx 10’ of curated readings – articles, reports, case studies – putting in context the above lecture
  • Expert’s interview: Approx 10’ video interview with one of our guest experts
  • Quiz: 10 question to assess the understanding of the concepts explained in the module
  • Forum: Open discussion forum to discuss with the peer participants and CFTE team on the module’s theme.

When does the course start?

We have sessions starting on a regular basis – please refer to the top of the page to see the next release date; if you enroll in the next session:

  • On the release date, the 16 modules of the course will be published and available directly on your screens
  • From that day you will be free to follow the course on your schedule, at your rhythm
  • Once all sections of the course are completed and every quiz is passed with the satisfactory rate (+80%), you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion from CFTE
  • You will have 6 months to complete the programme, and if you finish before – you’ll still have access to the course content during that period.
  • For the 6 months period, you’ll be accompanied by our “Success Management” team which will help you get the most from Around Fintech in 8 hours journey.

If you are interested, please fill out the form on the right or click on the link below to apply!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 29, 2018
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