Oxford University Launches FinTech Programme

Announcements, Innovation | August 3, 2017 By:

Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has launched the Oxford FinTech Programme, a new digital open enrollment program on financial technology and innovation. The online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter.

The program will examine existing and emerging technologies around money and payments, markets, and consumer experience, and explore key ideas, principles, and frameworks around RegTech, PropTech, and social inclusion. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), crowdfunding, and quantum computing will all be examined in the program, put together by Nir Vulkan, associate professor of Business Economics at Oxford Saïd, and David Shrier, business author and CEO of Distilled Analytics.

The Oxford FinTech Programme also features academics from the UK and the US and over 60 curated expert perspectives from banking and technology.  Guest speakers include Monetary Authority of Singapore Chief FinTech Officer Sopnendu Mohanty and Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden.

“We are honored and proud to be working with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, one of the world’s oldest and most respected institutions, on this dynamic, new online FinTech open program,” said GetSmarter Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder Rob Paddock. “Students will learn from internationally recognized Saïd faculty, who bring hands-on industry experience and expertise to the curriculum and program development, while utilizing our Online Campus – a user-friendly, collaborative, people-mediated approach to online learning design.”

“Technology and the mobile revolution are rapidly transforming financial markets, institutions, and business models,” Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School. “Drawing upon the expertise of leading academics and practitioners from Saïd Business School, our new digital FinTech program, supported by GetSmarter, will provide entrepreneurs and executives with the insights and knowledge necessary to navigate this changing landscape and adapt and progress in their careers.”