This MIT-backed online certificate course in fintech and future finance is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from a tutor and Performance Coach as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.
- Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
- Course Module 1: Introduction to fintech
- Course Module 2: Framing and pitching your idea
- Course Module 3: Disruptive business solutions
- Course Module 4: Competitive dynamics
- Course Module 5: Financial, economic and regulatory frameworks
- Course Module 6: Selling your idea to inspire action
- Course Module 7: Capstone project - strategic analysis*
- Course Module 8: Capstone project - competitive analysis*
- Course Module 9: Capstone project - Market forecasting, financial modeling and unit economics*
- Course Module 10: Consolidating your capstone project
- Course Module 11: Future directions
- Course Module 12: Wrap up and awards
*Over the course of Modules 7, 8 and 9 in this short course, students will follow one of two unique learning paths. These learning paths will be based on the type of capstone project that groups are working on, namely crafting an innovation roadmap or writing a business plan.
This financial management course starts with an Orientation period of 10 days to give students a chance to familiarise themselves with the course structure and requirements, explore the Online Campus, and meet peers on the class discussion forum. After Orientation, 12 academic content modules are released weekly every Wednesday.
Meet your team of experts
GetSmarter’s personalized approach to online education ensures you’re supported throughout your learning journey. Meet the team who’ll appear in your lecture videos, answer your subject-matter queries, keep you on track and help you overcome the challenges of technology.
Alex “Sandy” Pentland is founding faculty director of the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative, which uses network science to access and change real-world human behavior, and holds a triple appointment at MIT in Media Arts and Sciences, Engineering Systems Division and with the Sloan School of Management. Sandy is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the UN Secretary General, and a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than a dozen companies including two hedge funds.
Managing Director of MIT Connection Science
He leads other new initiatives for MIT, advises the European Commission on commercializing innovation and building regional innovation capacity, and counsels leadership at private and public companies on growth strategies.
Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab
Brian is currently the Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, where he leads efforts to mainstream digital currencies like Bitcoin through research, and incubation of high-impact applications of the emerging technology.
Lecturer at MIT Media Lab
Lecturer at MIT Media Lab & Founding Research Fellow, Joost is an innovation ecologist studying and enabling both global ties and extraordinary effectiveness at all scales of action that matter, from invention in exploratory research labs and venturing in entrepreneurial startups all the way through orchestration of innovation ecologies regionally and globally.
Meet some of your guest lecturers - The worlds leading minds in Fintech
To ensure you grasp the full extent of the disruptive force that is Fintech, the MIT Fintech: Future Commerce online short course has gathered over 30 of the world’s leading minds in the field to share their knowledge and insights with you (in the form of guest lectures) of which include:
Founder and CEO, Circle
Co-Founder and Partner, Union Square Ventures
NICOLE VAN DER TUIN
Co-Founder and CEO, First Access
Co-Founder and CEO , Ripple
STEPHEN VAN COLLER
Chief Executive: Corporate & Investment Banking, Barclay’s Bank Africa
Founder and CEO, EverVest
Country Manager and Founder, Pluspeople Kenya
JIM ROBINSON IV
Managing Partner,RRE Ventures
Founder and CEO,Insurify