Course information

Registration Closes:
14 April 2020
Course Starts:
22 April 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
7–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online
GBP £2,650
Payment Options
Said Business School, University of Oxford


Fintech presents a challenge to traditional finance careers and business models. This programme on financial technology and innovation, from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, is designed to offer you the tools to face the future of finance.

Over the course of eight weeks, you'll gain the ability to identify opportunities for fintech innovation in your organisation. You’ll also be empowered to develop and launch new fintech ventures, harnessing new technology to build better financial capabilities.

Guided by industry experts, you’ll develop a road map for a disruptive fintech innovation using the appropriate tools. You’ll also broaden your knowledge of the future of money, markets and transactions, and possible future trends in fintech, regtech, and proptech.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • The skills to understand how disruptive fintech innovations are developed, using appropriate tools and techniques
  • An understanding of the future of money, markets and marketplaces
  • Valuable insight into how market factors are shaping financial innovation, regulations, competition, trends, and the environment
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn

Is this programme for you?

This online programme is geared towards business leaders, managers, and financial executives who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the multiple aspects of financial technology and frontiers of financial innovation. This programme will also appeal to entrepreneurs interested in starting a new fintech idea or venture.

Course curriculum

Explore how fintech is being implemented in business, and identify opportunities for innovation, as you work through the weekly modules of this programme.

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your online campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to Fintech
  • Module 2 Tools for innovators
  • Module 3 The future of money
  • Module 4 The future of markets
  • Module 5 The future of marketplaces
  • Module 6 Infrastructure and Regtech
  • Module 7 Proptech and real estate innovation
  • Module 8 Frontiers of financial innovation

Your Programme Co-Convenors

The design of this online programme is guided by Oxford Saïd faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the programme.


Prof Nir Vulkan


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


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


Prof Peter Tufano


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


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.

Prof Alex Sandy Pentland


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 startup firms, and for several years he co-led the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives.


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


President of Global Enterprise Risk and Security at MasterCard

Karen Kerrigan


Chief Legal Officer at Seedrs


Nick Ogden


Executive Chairman at ClearBank

Claire Calmejane


Director of Innovation and Digital Centre of Excellence at Lloyds Banking Group


Stefan Thomas


Founder, Coil

William Demchak


Chairman, President and CEO of the PNC Financial Services Group

Earn a certificate of attendance from Oxford

Learn about fintech and earn an official certificate of attendance from Oxford Saïd.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the programme, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 22 April 2020.

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