Oxford Fintech Programme
28 October 2020
28 October 2020
7-10 hours per week, Self-Paced Online Learning
Certificate issued by:
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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
The Oxford Fintech Programme will benefit you if:
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Key Programme Objectives: LEAP
What you will learn
The Oxford Fintech Programme will explore emerging fintech trends including:
Learners will view these trends using the “Four Views” model created for Oxford Saïd, consisting of:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a certificate from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
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