PROGRAMME INFORMATION

PROGRAMME STARTS:
27 January 2021
LENGTH:
6 weeks
EFFORT:
7-10 Hours Per Week, Self-Paced Online Learning
PRICE:
£2,650
CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY:
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
LANGUAGE:
English

Oxford Fintech Programme

Programme Starts 27 January 2021

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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

PROGRAMME STARTS:
27 January 2021
LENGTH:
6 weeks
EFFORT:
7-10 Hours Per Week, Self-Paced Online Learning
PRICE:
£2,650
CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY:
Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford
LANGUAGE:
English

Programme Overview

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 $20 trillion global financial services industry 1.

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 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

1 The Business Research Company Global Market Reports.

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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

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.

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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

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