Fintech Certificate


This program provides participants with a foundational, non-technical understanding of fintech. This knowledge will be beneficial for anyone interested in gaining a professional competitive advantage for entering or advancing in today’s business world. Participants will gain an understanding of the key technological, market, and regulatory factors driving the acceleration of emerging technology use in global business today.

Module 1 - An Introduction to Fintech

In this introductory session, faculty will provide a foundational overview of fintech in the current era and introduce key fintech terms, theories, concepts, and applications. It is designed to set you up to understand what are the key drivers of fintech, opportunities and challenges that you may come across, as well as some strategic considerations that organizations can make.

Module 2 - Demystifying Blockchain

Blockchain is a decentralized system where transactions and data are stored across a network of computers rather than in a central location. This robust technology is often associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but its applications go well beyond this space. In this non-technical session, participants learn about the key concepts that underpin blockchain technology, its benefits, and its limitations.

Module 3 - Banking and Financial Services

Fintech has accelerated the digital transformation of both the banking and financial services industries, making it easier for customers to access financial services online and on mobile devices via tools such as online banking, digital payment systems, and mobile wallets. In this module, participants will learn real-world examples and ways that fintech has forced banks to adapt and improve services and business offerings in order to remain competitive.

Module 4 – Cryptocurrency and NFT Fundamentals

Cryptocurrency and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are two terms that have gained significant attention in recent years. While both are different in terms of their purpose and function, both rely on blockchain technology and have the potential to disrupt many industries. In this session, faculty explore case studies and ways that these non-traditional financial systems have been adopted and applied in varied industries.

Module 5 – Insurtech, Supply Chain, and Professional Sports

Fintech has had a transformational impact on a range of industries that reach well beyond the banking and financial services sectors. In this module, participants will gain a foundational understanding of how fintech technologies are reshaping the insurance, supply chain and professional sports industries.

Module 6 - The Emerging Legal and Regulatory Environment

As crypto assets are no longer niche, regulation is inevitable. Politicians are pushing for more regulation and the U.S. Treasury is encouraging new laws to address gaps in regulation. How will such oversight and governance impact the industry? Will it provide more stability and security? How will it impact consumers? This module covers the emerging regulatory environment and legal frameworks surrounding new fintech technologies.

Module 7 – Mapping the Future of Fintech

Two-part Module
Experts believe fintech will continue to transform the business and society as a whole, with a focus on innovation, efficiency, convenience, and financial inclusion. In this final session, faculty and industry experts go beyond areas where fintech is currently disrupting business. They share predictions for fintech and its implications for the future of business and society.