Oxford Fintech Programme

Said Business School

Said Business School


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Who should attend

  • You are 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 fintech.
  • You are a manager, director, or professional in either a private or public sector financial services organisation.
  • You are intellectually curious and motivated and in the midst of, or aspiring towards, a career transition or looking for future-fit skills in fintech.

You want to learn alongside, and build a network with, fellow participants whose titles include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Vice President
  • Digital Innovation Officer or Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Director
  • Project Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Digital Product Director
  • Senior Manager

About the course

In the past six years, the finance industry has seen radical disruption, fuelled by the over $500 billion in funding that venture capital has poured into financial technology (fintech), as well as the emerging government policies in over 100 countries. Significant events at a global scale have also accelerated this disruption, bringing about further long-term consequences.

The Oxford Fintech Programme has been designed and built to ensure that participants gain the knowledge and insight they need to understand the latest developments in fintech and their impact on the more than $20 trillion global financial services industry.

Key programme objectives: LEAP

  • Learn frameworks for effective strategies to tackle the disruption driven by rapid innovation and new regulations in the financial industry.
  • Examine recent and ongoing changes in multiple domains within financial services such as banking, asset management, payments, cryptocurrencies, and trading.
  • Access a network of world-class academics, industry experts, and peers to collaborate and develop ideas, and to put theory into practice.
  • Procure a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

What you will learn

The Oxford Fintech Programme will explore emerging fintech trends including:

  • Digital transformation of financial services including adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, mobile financial services, and rising demonetisation under COVID-19.
  • Rise of platforms exploring tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google, Tencent and Alibaba; data networks and harvesting value from connectivity of entities; Open Banking / Open Data Exchanges (ODX); the role of telcos in the new world order; and realities of data privacy (interpreting GDPR).
  • Distributed systems such as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), Libra, PBOC’s RMB coin; blockchain entering a new stage of evolution/institutionalisation; and technology for inclusion.
  • Responsible innovation including ethical AI; innovation ecosystems in fintech, and moral decision-making of financial institutions and fintechs.

Learners will view these trends using the “Four Views” model created for Oxford Saïd, consisting of:

  • Views from Policy Makers and Regulators
  • Views from Incumbent Financial Institutions
  • Views from Entrepreneurs
  • Views from Investors and Academics

Course Content

Module 1

Introduction to disruptive change and opportunities in fintech and financial innovation; and how entrepreneurs are creating value. The context of fintech, how the industry is changing, and how organisations can realise opportunities.

Module 2

Views on fintech evolution from the policy makers and regulators: understand how new regulation is being created or adapted to support the growth of fintech innovation ecosystems, stabilise financial markets, and drive financial inclusion.

Module 3

Views on fintech evolution from the incumbents: appreciate the complex challenges that traditional financial institutions face as they digitally transform into nimble, digitally-enabled operations.

Module 4

Views from the entrepreneurs: garner insights into startup successes and their challenges in a highly competitive, fast-moving industry that remains a venture capital darling. Part I focuses on digital banking, money transfer, alternative lending, distributed finance, tokenisation and digital assets, data economics and insurtech.

Module 5

Continuing our exploration of fintech from the entrepreneur view, we investigate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and financing; digital identity; AI in finance and algorithmic fairness; open banking and the new emerging banking infrastructure; roboadvising; algorithmic investing and wealth management; real estate and proptech; and regtech and regulatory sandboxing.

Module 6

Views from investors and academia: acquire perspective from venture capitalists around investment trends; VC filters and techniques. Put into context, with academic frameworks, on analysing change and growth in disruptive innovation. Synthesise your 6-week journey with capstone project presentations and predictions into how the future of the financial services industry will evolve.


Thomas Hellmann

Dr. Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School. Thomas holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University, where he wrote his thesis under Prof. Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel in Economics, 2001). He previously was ...

Alan Morrison

Alan Morrison is Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Merton College. He is currently Head of the FAME Group at Saïd Business School. A former banker, his areas of expertise include bank regulation, investment banking, bank supervision and co...

Peter Tufano

Peter Tufano was appointed Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School on 1 July 2011 and is a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He is a prolific scholar and course developer, a seasoned academic leader, a social entrepreneur, and an advisor to b...

Nir Vulkan

Nir Vulkan is Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School and Fellow of Worcester College, both at the University of Oxford. He is a leading authority on e-commerce and market design, and on applied research and teaching on hedge funds. Nir is author of one of the leading t...

Andrew Baum

Professor Andrew Baum is chairman of Property Funds Research, a real estate consulting and research business, chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a fund manager, and advisor to several other real estate organisations including CBRE Global Investors, Redevco and Ashby Capital. Hired as the fi...

David Shrier

David is a globally recognized authority on financial innovation, and created and leads the SBS online programmes Oxford Fintech and Oxford Blockchain Strategy. David is the founder & CEO of Distilled Analytics, a data/machine learning fintech derived from MIT research that applies multi sca...

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 ...

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