Fintech Courses All Over the World You Should Knowby Fintechnews Switzerland November 24, 2017
Fintech has become a global phenomenon. In the past decade, 5,000 new fintech companies were founded, according to a report from Kleiner Perkins.
To stay ahead of the curve, here are several courses to study fintech and better understand the impact of financial technology and digital platforms on the traditional banking and financial services industry.
Around Fintech in 8 Hours
The Around Fintech in 8 Hours course, by the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), brings together industry experts to share unique insights into the sector and tackle some of the hottest trends and topics.
The online structure course consists of 16 modules ranging from “Why is finance being transformed today” to an overview of technologies such as blockchain, mobile technology and cloud computing.
It features experts and senior leaders from the largest institutions such as HSBC, Citi, Ping An, as well as startup CEOs and renowned academics.
Register here: aroundfintech.cfte.education
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Oxford Fintech Programme
The Oxford Fintech Programme has been designed to equip students with the ability to identify opportunities for disruption in the financial services sector, and enable them to both launch new fintech ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms.
The online program includes presentations by industry experts covering the future of money, the future of markets, the future of transactions, infrastructure and regtech, proptech and real estate innovation, among many other topics.
The second program cohort will start on November 27, 2017, and will run for 10 weeks.
SMU Certificate in Fintech and Innovation
In this Singapore Management University Certificate in Fintech and Innovation course, participants will learn what exactly is innovation and fintech, how they can enhance products as well as customers’ user experience through technology, and whether or not their company is prepared to compete and/or collaborate with new fintech ventures.
The 3-day intensive and interactive course is targeted at front Ofﬁce/ Back Ofﬁce Managers, IT Managers, and other professionals who play an active role in the innovation journey in a bank or financial institutions.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the SMU Certiﬁcate in Fintech & Innovation issued by the Singapore Management University.
Understanding Financial Technology
This online Open University course was the first of its kind, launching in 2015 with Innovate Finance.
The short online course called Understanding Financial Technologies offers 50 hours of module-based learning and examines the origins of fintech and its role in transforming the financial services landscape since the economic crash of 2008.
It also brings in aspects of economics, policy and regulation to give learners a thorough grounding in fintech.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
The Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies course was created by Princeton computer science professor Arvind Narayanan.
The online course covers mechanisms, uses and mining of bitcoin in addition to the wider concepts surrounding it such as community and regulation. It also provides students with the conceptual foundations needed to engineer secure software that interacts with the Bitcoin network.
The course lasts 11 weeks and starts at regular intervals. It’s completely free.
Fintech – Innovative Banking
In partnership with the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, the Fintech – Innovative Banking course by the Imperial College Business School in London has been designed to encompass thought leadership from academic experts, tech developments from leading disruptors and also practical insights from industry.
The program includes presentations, individual learning, group work, and high impact discussions encouraging all participants to challenge the status quo in their business.
The two-day course focuses on key areas: distributed ledger technology also knows as blockchain, digital identity, digital money and cryptocurrencies, and digital payments.
Based in San Francisco, the Fintech School offers a number of blended learning courses aimed at introducing professionals to key fintech topics such blockchain, crowdfunding and robo advisors.
The courses are delivered by experienced instructors who are active members of the fintech community. In addition to their online fintech courses, they hold a number of workshops across North America.
Current active courses include Blockchain 101, Crowdfunding 101, Robo-advisors 101, and Insurtech 101.
Understanding Fintech Training Course
The Understanding Fintech Trading Course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview for people either working in or interested in innovating in this space creating products and access to services supported by technology.
The course will also cover blockchain, digital signatures and cryptocurrencies and the underlying mechanisms.
The two-day course will take place in London on December 5 and 6, 2017.
3-Day Masterclass Blockchain 2.0
The 3-Day Masterclass Blockchain 2.0 course, by Terrapinn, will provide participants with a working understanding of blockchain technology and a grasp of the landscape.
It will also help them navigate the landscape and identify which projects are truly innovative and a unique improvements of the original and most secure Blockchain.
The course will take place in New York from December 11 to 13, 2017.
3-Day Masterclass Payments
Another upcoming three-day course by Terrapinn is the 3-Day Masterclass Payments in Johannesburg from March 19 to 21, 2018, an introductory-level course that is aimed at those who are new to the payments industry.
During the course, an expert trainer will walk participants through the complex world of the global cards and payments industry. They will learn about the essentials of the payment industry, different payment options, operational challenges and latest regulations.