Oxford Fintech Programme

Course starts 27 November 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
21 November 2017
Course Starts:
27 November 2017
10 weeks, excluding orientation
12-15 hours per week
GBP £2,500Options Available
University of Oxford

Course Information

Registration Closes:
21 November 2017
Course Starts:
27 November 2017
10 weeks, excluding orientation
12-15 hours per week
University of Oxford


Industry experts believe between 2 million and 6 million jobs will be lost over the next decade due to disruptive financial technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Illustrating the potential, digital challenger banks such as Starling and Monzo can operate with 90% less headcount than traditional banks.

Recognising this serious challenge facing traditional banking careers, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has launched a new digital open enrolment programme on financial technology and innovation, Oxford Fintech.

The course is designed to equip you with the ability to identify opportunities for disruption in the financial services sector, and enables you to both launch new Fintech ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms.

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What will set you apart

After successfully completing this highly interactive and supported online learning journey, you’ll walk away with:

  • The expertise to draft, strategise and develop disruptive fintech innovations using appropriate tools and techniques
  • The ability to hypothesise about the effect new regulations will have on future commerce products
  • A knowledge of the future of money, markets and transactions, and possible future trends in fintech, regtech and proptech
  • A certificate of attendance from Oxford University as validation of your newfound fintech knowledge and skills

Course curriculum

Hear from industry experts and guest speakers as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online programme:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Programme Module 1: Introduction to Fintech
  • Programme Module 2: Structure and disruption in financial services
  • Programme Module 3: Tools for disruptors
  • Programme Module 4: The future of money
  • Programme Module 5: The future of markets
  • Programme Module 6: The future of transactions and marketplaces
  • Programme Module 7: Infrastructure and Regtech
  • Programme Module 8: PropTech and real estate innovation
  • Programme Module 9: Frontiers of financial innovation
  • Programme Module 10: Further frontiers of financial technology and next steps

Your Programme Co-convenors

The design of this online programme is guided by prominent industry thought-leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.



Professor Nir Vulkan is Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Worcester College, both at the University of Oxford. He is a leading authority on e-commerce and market design, and on applied research and teaching on hedge funds.


David Shrier is a futurist, author, and Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He has driven over $8.5 billion of growth initiatives for various Fortune 1000 companies, and has served as CEO or COO/CFO for six privately-funded companies.


Your Programme Instructors

Throughout this fintech programme you'll learn from global experts and industry pioneers, who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you through video lectures and interviews. These Instructors contribute to the programme by providing case studies and industry-specific content and information



Peter Tufano is the Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School since 2011 and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He is a prolific scholar and course developer, a seasoned academic leader, a social entrepreneur, and an advisor to business and government leaders. His research and course development focuses on mutual funds, corporate financial engineering, and consumer finance.


Lisa Rabbe is a globally recognised expert on financial regulation and regulation technology (regtech). She is the founder and CEO of Stratosphere Advisors Limited, a political risk and public policy consultancy, and of Stratosphere Analytics LLC, a regtech startup. The Stratosphere group companies assess political, policy and regulatory changes, identifying risks and opportunities for fintech, regtech and other clients.



Alex Pentland is a Visiting Professor of Management Science at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and holds a triple appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been a member of the Advisory Boards for Google, Nissan, Telefonica, Tencent, and a variety of start-up firms, and for several years he co-led the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives.


Huy Nguyen Trieu is an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, the CEO of The Disruptive Group, and the Co-founder of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He has navigated between startups and large organisations, from CEO of startups to Managing Director in international banks. He is a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation, and a board member of Fintech HK.


Guest Experts

You’ll also hear from renowned industry professionals and global experts during the programme, who will share their insights and opinions through video interviews and lectures. These include, but are not limited to:



Ajay Bhalla is the President of Global Enterprise Risk and Security at MasterCard, and is responsible for delivering advanced, scalable technologies and developing the strategy to secure future payment innovations. He has pioneered the development and use of biometrics in payments, with the creation of Identity Check, and provided contactless technology and financial inclusion solutions in 14 Asian markets.


Karen Kerrigan is the Chief Legal Officer at Seedrs, a world-leading equity crowdfunding platform, and the first of its kind to receive regulatory approval. She acts not only as General Counsel but also heads up the legal, compliance, finance, audit administrative and HR functions. With the UK Crowdfunding Association, Karen leads the regulatory workstream and regularly engages in lobbying work with the FCA, HMT and the European Commission.



Nick Ogden is the Executive Chairman at ClearBank, and is a renowned fintech entrepreneur. An IT and finance industry veteran, Nick has previously held roles as the Founder and CEO of WorldPlay, CEO of the Voice Commerce Group, Chairman of Stockomendation Ltd, and CEO of


Jeff Lynn is the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms and the first of its kind to receive regulatory approval, and a Founding Chairman of the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), which advocates on behalf of SME’s and startups on policy and regulation challenges. Jeff also has an MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Earn a certificate of attendance from Oxford

Earn a certificate of attendance from the University of Oxford as recognition of the industry-leading competencies you’ve developed over the 10 weeks of this programme, and use it to set yourself apart as a future-minded financial innovator.

Certificates are issued in your legal name upon successfully completing a programme. In order to earn your certificate, you must meet the stipulated requirements for programme completion. The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

All certificate costs, including packaging and international delivery, are included in the programme fee.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 27 November 2017.

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