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Oxford Fintech Programme

 

Course starts:

28 October 2020


Length:

6 weeks


Registration closes:

28 October 2020


Effort:

7-10 hours per week, Self-Paced Online Learning


Price:

£2,650


Certificate issued by:

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Language:

English

Course starts:

28 October 2020


Length:

6 weeks


Registration closes:

28 October 2020


Effort:

7-10 hours per week, Self-Paced Online Learning


Price:

£2,650


Certificate issued by:

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford


Language:

English

Why Study Fintech?


In the past six years, the finance industry has seen radical disruption, fuelled by the over $500 billion in funding that venture capital has poured into financial technology (fintech), as well as the emerging government policies in over 100 countries. Significant events at a global scale have also accelerated this disruption, bringing about further long-term consequences.

The Oxford Fintech Programme has been designed and built to ensure that participants gain the knowledge and insight they need to understand the latest developments in fintech and their impact on the more than US$20 trillion global financial services industry. 1

1The Business Research Company Global Market Reports.

Who is this for?


The Oxford Fintech Programme will benefit you if:

 

  • You are an entrepreneur, business leader, or executive who wants the strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop both short and long-term business strategies for fintech.
  • You are a manager, director, or professional in either a private or public sector financial services organisation.
  • You are intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in financial tech fintech.
  • You want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants whose titles include:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Vice President
  • Digital Innovation Officer or Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Director
  • Project Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Digital Product Director
  • Senior Manager

The Esme Learning advantage:AI-enhanced collaboration for superior learning outcomes


Using live interactive tools and artificial intelligence, Esme Learning is transforming the experience of group collaboration through their proprietary, breakthrough technology platform.

The most effective learning experiences occur in small groups who are engaged in problem solving, creative tasks, or complex decision making. In an online work environment, when people lack conversational cues, it’s hard for teams to build rapport and be successful.

Esme Learning’s platform changes the way team members interact in real- time, while video calls are happening. It uses artificial intelligence to analyse online conversation dynamics and provide real-time personalised feedback to each participant to ensure that the exchange of ideas is not dominated by a single person, and that the conversation is as inclusive as possible.

Key Programme Objectives: LEAP


  • Learn frameworks for effective strategies to tackle the disruption driven by rapid innovation and new regulations in the financial industry
  • Examine recent and ongoing changes in multiple domains within financial services such as banking, asset management, payments, cryptocurrencies, and trading
  • Access a network of world-class academics, industry experts, and peers to collaborate and develop ideas, and to put theory into practice
  • Procure a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

What you will learn


The Oxford Fintech Programme will explore emerging fintech trends including:

 

  • Digital Transformation of Financial Services including adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, mobile financial services, and rising demonetisation under COVID-19.
  • Rise of the Platforms exploring tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google, Tencent, Ali Baba; Data networks and harvesting value from connectivity of entities; Open Banking / Open Data Exchanges; the role of telcos in the new world order; and Realities of Data Privacy: interpreting GDPR.
  • Distributed Systems such as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Libra, PBOC’s RMB coin; blockchain entering a new stage of evolution/institutionalisation; and technology for inclusion.
  • Responsible Innovation including ethical AI; innovation ecosystems in fintech, and moral decision-making of financial institutions and fintechs.

 

Learners will view these trends using the “Four Views” model created for Oxford Saïd, consisting of:

 

  • Views from Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Views from Incumbent Financial Institutions
  • Views from Entrepreneurs
  • Views from Investors and Academics

Course Content


MODULE 1: The Context

Introduction to disruptive change and opportunities in fintech and financial innovation; and how entrepreneurs are creating value. The context of fintech, how the industry is changing, and how organisations can realise opportunities.

MODULE 2: Policy and Regulation

Views on fintech evolution from the policy makers and regulators: understand how new regulation is being created or adapted to support the growth of fintech innovation ecosystems, stabilise financial markets, and drive financial inclusion.

MODULE 3: Incumbents

Views on fintech evolution from the incumbents: appreciate the complex challenges that traditional financial institutions face as they digitally transform into nimble, digitally-enabled operations.

MODULE 4: Entrepreneurs Part I

Views from the entrepreneurs: garner insights into startup successes and their challenges in a highly competitive, fast-moving industry that remains a venture capital darling. Part I focuses on digital banking, money transfer, alternative lending, distributed finance, tokenisation and digital assets, data economics and insurtech.

MODULE 5: Entrepreneurs Part II

Continuing our exploration of fintech from the entrepreneur view, we investigate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and financing; digital identity; AI in finance and algorithmic fairness; open banking and the new emerging banking infrastructure; roboadvising; algorithmic investing and wealth management; real estate and proptech; and regtech and regulatory sandboxing.

MODULE 6: Investors, Academia and The Future

Views from investors and academia: acquire perspective from venture capitalists around investment trends; VC filters and techniques. Put into context, with academic frameworks, on analysing change and growth in disruptive innovation. Synthesise your 6-week journey with capstone project presentations and predictions into how the future of the financial services industry will evolve.

Who you will learn from


Our programme faculty brings together thought leaders from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, with industry experts and successful entrepreneurs, to facilitate rapid application of theory to practice.

Nir Vulkan

 

Associate Professor of Business Economics,

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Nir is a leading authority on e-commerce and market design, and on applied research and teaching on hedge funds. Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Nir is also a Fellow of Worcester College.

Nir is author of one of the leading texts on the microeconomics of e-commerce The Economics of E-Commerce: A Strategic Guide to Understanding and Designing the Online Marketplace. More recently, Nir has edited, with Al Roth and Zvika Neeman, The Handbook of Market Design. The handbook contains a selection of the latest research in the growing field of market design, and draws on Vulkan’s interest and expertise in markets, both virtual and those confined to particular geographical locations.

Nir did a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and gained a doctorate in Economics at University College, London, where he was awarded the Dean Scholarship for excellence in PhD studies. He became a Lecturer at Bristol University in 1997, and in 2001 moved to Saïd Business School. He was the Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (OxCEI) and the co-founder and Director of OxLab, a laboratory for social science experiments, both at Saїd Business School.

"In the last few years, the financial sector has seen extraordinary disruption and innovation, and its continued digitisation has accelerated in the recent pandemic. Fintech’s future as a sector is bright, driven by the rapid, sustained rise of mobile and digital financial services."


- Nir Vulkan, Programme Director, Oxford Fintech Programme

A Certificate from a Top-Tier University

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

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