Oxford AI in Finance and Open Banking Programme

Said Business School

How long?

  • 6 weeks
  • online

Said Business School


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Business Analytics

Business Analytics courses will introduce you to a popular and diverse profession. A business analyst is a specialist in many IT fields as well as in ...

Read more about Fintech

The modern world of finance is changing rapidly, and such terms as “artificial intelligence”, “blockchain” and “biometrics” are no longer referred to ...

Read more about Marketing

Marketing courses will plunge you into the vast field of marketing. In these courses, you will learn a variety of topics that cover each stage of runn...


Comprehensive course analysis

Unbiased reviews from past participants
Global companies alumni of this course worked for
Positions of participants who took this course
Countries where most past participants are from
Individual needs analysis

Who should attend

  • An entrepreneur, business leader, or executive who wants the strategic insight and actionable knowledge to create new ventures or develop both short and long-term business strategies for Open Banking driven by AI
  • A manager, director, or professional in either a private or public sector financial services organisation
  • Intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in financial tech or banking

About the course

Big data powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the global financial services industry, and open banking promises to transform it further still.

As open banking expands across the globe, the unleashing of data will open new market opportunities with the potential to radically transform the industry, creating new winners, losers, rewards and challenges.

This programme is designed and built to give you the knowledge and insight you need to analyse and strategise open banking.

Key themes include:

  • The value of data
  • Ethical AI
  • Open banking regulations
  • AI disruption and transformation
  • AI powered fintechs
  • Rise of the platforms


On completion of this programme, you'll walk away with:

  • Clarity of the potential and power that AI can bring to the financial services industry.
  • The ability to think strategically about AI and understand the business impact as access to financial data becomes more open.
  • A deep understanding of the AI driven data economy and how it impacts open banking.
  • Your own AI enabled capstone project, using appropriate AI technologies and understanding the ethical and legal implications.
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn



An overview of the programme, the next-generation AI-platforms used to deliver it, and an introduction to your international cohort members.

Module 1: Introduction to AI and data basics

An introduction to the criticality of data in financial services, and how AI is unlocking new products, services and innovation in the financial services industry:

  • Differentiate between ML and AI use in banking, and how both can be used to solve consumer challenges
  • Understand how AI complements human intelligence and how can this be used to solve specific business problems
  • Learn why data-based decision making impacts end consumers and transforms industries
  • Understanding the ethical challenges that arise from AI and ML

Module 2: Open banking and the data revolution

Understanding Open Banking, why it emerged and what happens to the data being opened by it, including:

  • How Open Banking is creating competition for the incumbents by unbundling the financial services that banks offer, and the opportunities being created
  • Thinking through the challenges and the regulations, considering views from different markets and how Open Banking has been regulated
  • Evaluating what opportunities and challenges have arisen, and what impacts have been made on the industry

Module 3: AI in incumbent banks and the opportunities for new entrants

A practical and tangible look at the current state of the use of AI in banks and new market entrants, including analysis of:

  • Views from incumbent banks with a realistic view of how they are making use of AI, their challenges and successes, potential for services enhancement, and how they can transform themselves through AI
  • Views from new fintech entrants, the opportunities they are presenting, and the challenges that they are facing

Module 4: Platforms as key market players

The rise of big tech platforms as key market players in finance:

  • Who are the platforms - Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. - and how are they disrupting the financial sector with data?
  • How will regulations and Open Banking impact platforms?
  • What should businesses be thinking about and doing in the face of possible disruption by the platforms?

Module 5: AI opportunities, pitfalls and ethics

Examining the ethical issues surrounding data, including discrimination, privacy and competition:

  • How can discrimination and privacy issues be avoided in data usage?
  • What are the current related legal challenges and how are they dealt with around the world?
  • Compare the ethics of competition between small and large companies

Module 6: Open data, AI strategy and the future

Look ahead to the future of open data and Open Banking and examining what it means for the finance industry:

  • What opportunities and challenges does it create?
  • Understanding the evolving nature of AI and how to create feasible strategies
  • Evaluate trend predictions for both the private and public sector
  • Synthesise your six week learning journey with presentation of an experiential learning “capstone project”


Martin Schmalz

Research My research covers empirical and theoretical topics in industrial organization, corporate finance, behavioral finance, asset pricing, and financial economics. Please visit my personal webpage or my SSRN author page for more information. https://sites.google.com/site/martincschmalz/...

Pinar Ozcan

Pinar Ozcan is Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School. She specializes in strategy, entrepreneurship, and the emergence of new technology markets.. Professor Ozcan completed her Ph.D. at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) at the Stanford University Management ...

Videos and materials

Oxford AI in Finance and Open Banking Programme at Said Business School

From  GBP 2 350$3,329
Add coaching to your course booking

Coaching can personalize and deepen learning for you and your organization.

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Business Analytics

What will you learn from Business Analytics courses? First of all, you will learn about the profession of a business analyst, his duties, and what such a specialist does. You will get various soft skills, such as organizing teamwork, for example, acc...

Read more about Fintech

Fintech courses mainly focus on groundbreaking technologies and frameworks that create a notable impact on the world of finance. What is more, training courses are not only rooted on theory but also provide practical approaches and examples of going ...

Read more about Marketing

During Marketing courses, you will learn how to develop a business idea and create the right website to promote your product. You will gain the skills to analyze your business performance and make key decisions that improve the efficiency of your bus...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.