EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Fintech Programme

Move into the cutting edge by learning how to apply the latest digital technologies to banking. Engage with Imperial faculty live online.

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Course Dates
STARTS ON

TBD

Course Duration

DURATION

4 weeks
5-7 hours per week

Course Duration

PROGRAMME FEE

Note: Live teaching sessions begin after the orientation week. Please download the brochure for the session schedule.

Orientation week: You will have access to the learning platform from the programme start date. There will be no live learning sessions during the first full week, though you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the learning platform and prepare for the programme ahead.

Why Enrol For The Fintech Programme?

The Imperial Fintech programme is one of the offerings in the Imperial Virtual Programme portfolio, characterised by live interactive sessions with faculty. Financial technology, or Fintech, refers to the use of technology by financial services companies to improve its use or services to consumers.

This intensive four-week programme provides you the opportunity to delve into how the coming together of technology and finance has created disruption and synergies in the traditional banking and finance industry.

Through this immersive and interactive programme you will:

  • Develop a hands-on understanding of fintech for bankers
  • Gain insights into technologies that are changing banking
  • Learn how to prepare yourself for the changes already underway
  • Gain confidence to communicate effectively on fintech
  • Challenge current strategy and turn disruption on its head
  • Shift organisational culture to lead in fintech
  • Discover tech developments from leading disruptors
  • Gain invaluable insights to guide strategic decisions

$36.8B

Fundraising in fintech-related banking and capital markets

SOURCE: DELOITTE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ANALYSIS, 2019

60

Fintech start-ups in financial services that have valuations of more than $1B

SOURCE: CB INSIGHTS, GLOBAL FINTECH REPORT Q3, 2019

About Imperial Virtual Programmes

At Imperial College London, our world-leading experts have combined scientific rigour with practical experience and the latest research to develop immersive virtual programmes – delivered in real time – in several areas of commerce, leadership and innovation so you can define the very future of business. Let us meet you where you are – and take you where you want to be.

  • Learn in real-time through live interactive sessions from Imperial faculty and industry leaders
  • Intensive approach that fits into your busy schedule
  • Two live sessions per week, 90 minutes plus Q&A
  • Engaging, cutting-edge learning platform with mobile access
  • Limited seats available; secure your seat early
  • All live sessions are recorded so you can view them again at any time during the programme

Who Is This Programme For?

This programme is designed for mid to senior level professionals wanting to gain an understanding of how the fintech ecosystem operates. Participants come from all over the world and hold an interest in strategy and innovation, working in industries such as construction, professional services and finance. An understanding of finance principles would be advantageous; however, no banking experience is required.

What You Will Learn

This four-week virtual programme features 90-minute live faculty lectures with a Q&A at the end of each session. The sessions include engaging “try-it” and crowdsourcing features that help create an interactive, personalised and supportive learning experience.

Topic 1:

Introduction to Fintech

To understand the disruption in banking with the help of fintech you first need to understand the main pillars of banks. What is the origin of banking? What has led to the current form of banks? Thus, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of banks can help us isolate the areas where you could see disruption.

Topic 2:

Alternative Finance

In the age of the Internet, banks have lost their monopoly on finance. A growing number of crowdfunding operators, P2P lenders, and investment-based platforms allow businesses to access capital on favourable terms. However, as the alternative finance industry matures, existing operators have been arguing for greater regulatory oversight to act as a barrier to entry for new platforms.

Topic 3:

Finance and Machine Learning

This session introduces the main approaches to finance based on machine learning techniques. A crucial element in successfully applying machine learning to finance requires finding relevant tasks. At the same time, machine learning algorithms can be applied naively or their output can be misinterpreted. The class aims to make them conceptually easier to use by providing a crisper understanding of how these algorithms work, where they can be most usefully applied.

Topic 4:

Finance and Machine Learning Part 2

Consider the argument that machine learning revolves around the problem of prediction, while many economic applications revolve around parameter estimation.

Topic 5:

Digital Banks

Today, there is a growing trend towards digital banks, in this module we talk about the strengths of the digital banks and how they differ from traditional banks. Also, we explore the challenges traditional banks face in their digital transition.

Topic 6:

Robo Advising

This session will feature an industry expert who will share their experience and showcase how you can implement your learnings in your organisation.

Topic 7:

Blockchain

This session will feature an industry expert who will share their experience and showcase how you can implement your learnings in your organisation.

Topic 8:

Programme Close

The Programme Director will conclude the programme and consolidate your learning.

Topic 1:

Introduction to Fintech

To understand the disruption in banking with the help of fintech you first need to understand the main pillars of banks. What is the origin of banking? What has led to the current form of banks? Thus, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of banks can help us isolate the areas where you could see disruption.

Topic 5:

Digital Banks

Today, there is a growing trend towards digital banks, in this module we talk about the strengths of the digital banks and how they differ from traditional banks. Also, we explore the challenges traditional banks face in their digital transition.

Topic 2:

Alternative Finance

In the age of the Internet, banks have lost their monopoly on finance. A growing number of crowdfunding operators, P2P lenders, and investment-based platforms allow businesses to access capital on favourable terms. However, as the alternative finance industry matures, existing operators have been arguing for greater regulatory oversight to act as a barrier to entry for new platforms.

Topic 6:

Robo Advising

This session will feature an industry expert who will share their experience and showcase how you can implement your learnings in your organisation.

Topic 3:

Finance and Machine Learning

This session introduces the main approaches to finance based on machine learning techniques. A crucial element in successfully applying machine learning to finance requires finding relevant tasks. At the same time, machine learning algorithms can be applied naively or their output can be misinterpreted. The class aims to make them conceptually easier to use by providing a crisper understanding of how these algorithms work, where they can be most usefully applied.

Topic 7:

Blockchain

This session will feature an industry expert who will share their experience and showcase how you can implement your learnings in your organisation.

Topic 4:

Finance and Machine Learning Part 2

Consider the argument that machine learning revolves around the problem of prediction, while many economic applications revolve around parameter estimation.

Topic 8:

Programme Close

The Programme Director will conclude the programme and consolidate your learning.

Note: Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. UK Time. For full session schedule, please download the brochure.

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Faculty

Helene Panzarino

Programme Director

Originally a Commercial Banker with one of the largest global banks, Helene is a highly experienced Investment Readiness Consultant and Entrepreneur, who successfully... More info

José-Luis Peydró

Imperial College Business School

José-Luis Peydró is Professor of Finance at Imperial College London, and CEPR Research Fellow. His research on Banking and Systemic Risk has been published in the top journals in.... More info

Stephen Hansen

Imperial College Business School

Stephen is an Associate Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. He regularly advises central banks on organisational economics and monetary policy... More info

Certificate

Certificate

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified Digital Certificate by Imperial College Business School Executive Education.

Note: As a live executive education programme, participant attendance and contribution is key to the learning experience and value of the programme. As such, participants are required to attend (or watch recordings of) 80% of the live sessions to receive their Certificate.

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