FinTech online short course

Course information

Harvard's VPAL

The course is launching soon

This in-depth online short course from Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, in association with HarvardX, provides expert guidance and insight into the shifting nature of the financial sector and a holistic understanding of the technologies and innovations set to shape the future of finance and business. The course will serve business leaders and financial decision-makers in answering the questions: What is the scope of the FinTech ecosystem? How will the dynamics in these areas impact organizations? What can be done to prepare for disruption?

Utilizing innovative pedagogical approaches pioneered by the Harvard Business school, this online short course adapts the Case Method Approach for online education by presenting real-life challenges that reflect the complex, ever-changing nature of the FinTech landscape and placing the student in the role of the decision maker.


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

  • A practical overview of how the financial services sector is being shaped and transformed by digital technologies as well as an informed understanding of the drivers behind the emergence of this global phenomenon
  • A framework from which to understand the challenges and opportunities FinTech presents, both now and in the future
  • The ability to deal with disruptive technologies such as blockchain and provide solutions for your organization within this space
  • A certificate from Harvard VPAL as validation of your newfound FinTech knowledge and skills

Course curriculum

This FinTech online premier certificate course is currently being developed by Harvard VPAL, in collaboration with GetSmarter. The details above are illustrative of the final course, however may be subject to change.

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