Oxford Fintech Programme

Online Fintech Programme brought to you by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Orientation starts:

9 June 2021


6 weeks

Registration closes:

15 June 2021


7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning



Certificate issued by:

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford



"The relevancy of the material is what stood out for me as it was easily applied to current events."

Mark Weisman, SVP Cyber and Product Intelligence, Mastercard

Why study fintech?

In the past six years, the financial services industry has seen radical disruption, fuelled by over $500 billion in funding by venture capital (VC) into financial technology (fintech), as well as emerging government policies in over 100 countries.

The Oxford Fintech Programme is designed and built to ensure participants gain the knowledge and insight required to understand the latest developments in fintech and their impact on the more than $20 trillion global financial services industry.

Who is this for?

You will benefit from the programme if you:


  • Are an entrepreneur, business leader, or executive wanting to gain strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop business strategies for fintech
  • 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
  • Want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants, ranging from mid-senior to C-level executives

Is this programme right for you?

Oxford Fintech Programme Foundational Oxford AI in Finance and Open Banking Programme Advanced
You are looking for an introduction to AI in financial services business.
You are looking to gain direct experience in creating your own fintech venture.
You are looking to understand key insights into the financial technologies disrupting the financial sector.
You have experience in fintech, and are looking for advanced knowledge of how to bring AI into your organisation.
You want to learn how to evaluate and implement AI in a business.
You are looking for direct experience working with a team on recommending an AI solution.

Take a closer look at Oxford AI in Finance and Open Banking Programme

Programme content

Over six modules, the curriculum enables you to understand and master the technologies that are driving fintech, from the basics of fintech to advanced and adjacent topics.

MODULE 1 - The Context
Introduction to disruptive change and opportunities in fintech and financial innovation.

MODULE 2 - Policy and Regulation
Views from policy makers and regulators: understand how new regulation is being created or adapted to support the growth of fintech innovation ecosystems.

MODULE 3 - Incumbents
Views from incumbents: appreciate the complex challenges traditional financial institutions face as they digitally transform into nimble, digitally-enabled operations.

MODULE 4 - Entrepreneurs Part I
Views from entrepreneurs: garner insights into startup successes and their challenges in a highly competitive, fast-moving industry.

MODULE 5 - Entrepreneurs Part II
Continuing our exploration of fintech from an entrepreneur’s view, we investigate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending; digital identity; AI in finance and more.

MODULE 6 - Investors, Academia and The Future
Views from investors and academia: acquire perspective from VCs around investment trends; VC filters and techniques.

What will you gain?

Upon successful completion of the programme, you’ll:


  • Gain knowledge of recent and on-going changes in multiple domains within financial services
  • Learn frameworks to help you build a strategy for a new fintech venture
  • Acquire the necessary skills required to tackle new regulations and the digital disruption in financial services
  • Access a network of world-class academics, industry experts, and peers to collaborate and develop ideas
  • Gain access to a global network of e-lumni, and benefits unique to members of the Oxford Saïd online programmes community
  • Procure a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Who You'll Learn From

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

David Shrier

Programme Director, Oxford Fintech
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

David Shrier is a globally recognized authority on financial innovation, and has dual academic appointments at MIT and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In addition to Oxford Cyber Security for Business Leaders, he created and leads the Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain Strategy programmes. David advises corporations and governments on innovation and applications of technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data, and cyber security systems. His books include New Solutions for Cybersecurity, Trusted Data, and Basic Blockchain.

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Who you will learn from

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

Your programme directors

Nir Vulkan
Associate Professor of Business Economics,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Nir Vulkan is the leading authority on fintech (especially equity crowdfunding and regulation), algorithmic trading, AI in finance, and market design. At Saïd Business School, he has developed and taught core electives for the Oxford MBA and Executive MBA. Since its launch, Nir has been integral to the Oxford online programmes portfolio, leading programmes on finance and disruptive technology. He is also a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, and an academic member of the Oxford Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.

Pinar Ozcan
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Pinar Ozcan specialises in entrepreneurship and strategy in technology markets. Her current research includes the open banking project, where she examines the industry disruption in banking through regulation and entry of fintechs, and the development of the sharing economy. In 2018, Pinar received the Strategic Management Society Research in Organisations Award for her work on the disruption in the banking sector in partnership with Swift Institute. She was recently selected for the global Thinkers 50 list for emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice. Finally, in 2019, she was chosen as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow for her work on the disruption of banking in Europe and the UK.

Your programme instructors

Guest experts

Edward Wray

Non-Executive Director,
Funding Circle

Ricky Knox
Founder & CEO,
Tandem Bank

Leora Klapper

Lead Economist,
Finance and Private Sector Development for the Development Research Group,
The World Bank

Anastasiya Kizima
Vice President: Innovation and Emerging Technology,

What our learners say

It helps deliver quality executive education to professionals, irrespective of their geographical location. ”


- Piotr Pietrzak, Product Director, Opera Software

I connected with a lot of the course presenters, broadening my professional network. ”


- Daria Dergunova, Electronic Trading Systems, Bloomberg LP

The programme gave me an opportunity to apply my learnings in my business proposal with my coursework group. ”


- Alice Fisher, Success Manager, Salesforce

I am impressed with the quality of the external speakers. Everything exceeded expectations. ”


- Klaas van Gejin, Senior Legal Counsel, Rabobank

Investment flexibility

We offer multiple payment options to help ensure our course is affordable and accessible.

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