The impact of financial technology is widespread, disrupting how companies do business and how individuals handle day-to-day transactions. From banking and insurance to loans and personal finance to wealth management, FinTech aims to optimise financial services via cutting-edge innovations. For instance, blockchain applications are being used by companies from Amazon to JPMorgan Chase to generate a tamper-proof log of activity while AI use cases—such as transactional bots offering users financial advice—are being applied to enhance the efficiency of services*. And as these modern technologies usher in a new way of doing things, it’s more important than ever for companies to get on board—or risk being left behind.

Understanding the impact of emerging technologies in the growth of the financial services sector, as well as the global trends and regulations of FinTech, can help organisations make informed decisions and improve profitability and performance.

If you’re looking to provide automation services through digital banking, create forward-looking solutions for client in the FinTech space, or develop the tools and frameworks for deriving value from the application of financial technologies, this programme can put you on the path to success.
*Source – Forbes


This programme is for individual consultants, team leaders, product managers and those who are responsible to drive innovation and business outcomes within an organization.

Representative roles and industries that can benefit include:

  • Start-up CXOs, executive directors, presidents, principals, partners or co-founders of service providers to the banking and financial services sector
  • Strategy/financial consultants, including wealth advisors, principal consultants, and digital transformation consultants
  • Managers serving in risk/general management, operations, marketing/sales, and human resources
  • Technology-driven industries where financial applications are critical, including information technology, ecommerce and FinTech


  • Delineate the impact of emerging technologies in the growth of the financial services sector
  • List the risks and challenges of using FinTech innovations
  • Understand how to apply FinTech innovations in finance
  • Apply FinTech innovations to design business solutions
  • Explain emerging applications in FinTech like alternative lending and payments
  • Highlight the global trends in FinTech and its regulations
  • Explain key considerations when using and applying FinTech
  • List the key FinTech innovations


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  • Starts on

    September 22, 2020

  • Duration

    2 Months, Online

    (4-6 hours per week)
  • Course Fees

    US$ 1,600*

Curriculum & Faculty


  • What Is FinTech?
  • Drivers of FinTech
  • How Is FinTech Transforming Finance?
  • FinTech Innovation Using Smart Phones
  • FinTech Innovation Using Cloud Computing
  • FinTech Innovation Using AI and Machine Learning
  • FinTech Innovation Using Internet of Things
  • FinTech Innovation Using Blockchain
  • Emerging Sectors in FinTech
  • Global Statistics for FinTech
  • A Framework for FinTech Innovation: Introduction
  • First Principles Thinking
  • Applying First Principles to Financial Services
  • First Principles Case Study: M-Pesa
  • Design Sprint: Overview
  • Application of Design Sprint
  • Introduction to Bitcoin
  • Blockchain and its Key Concepts
  • Cryptography in Blockchain
  • Bitcoin Addresses and Transactions
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Blockchain Security
  • Smart Contracts and Ethereum
  • Crowdfunding on Blockchain Using ICOs
  • Stablecoins
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Enterprise Blockchain
  • Applications of Blockchain in Finance
  • FinTech Case study: Project Ubin
  • Blockchain Solution Framework
  • Case Study Certifications on Blockchain
  • Introduction to Big Data and AI
  • Role of AI in Reshaping Financial Services
  • Applications of AI in FinTech
  • AI in Insurance Sector
  • Use Cases in FinTech Startups
  • AI Tools Used in FinTech
  • AI and Future of Finance
  • Role of P2P Lending in Reshaping Financial Services
  • P2P Use Cases
  • P2P in Asia
  • Role of Crowdfunding in Reshaping Financial Services
  • Crowdfunding in Singapore
  • Introduction to Alternative Payments
  • Alternative Payments Trends in Asia
  • Compliance and Regulations in Finance
  • RegTech and its Benefits
  • RegTech in Practice and Use Cases
  • FinTech Regulations Overview
  • Role of MAS in Regulation
  • Regulatory Licensing Schemes
  • New Payment Services Act in Singapore
  • Financial Inclusion and the Role of Technology
  • Tech Giants in FinTech: Is It a Game Changer?
  • Emergence of Chinese TechFins
  • TechFins in South East Asia: Grab vs. GoJek
  • Upcoming Trends and Technologies Influencing FinTech
  • Risks and Considerations of Using FinTech in Your Organisation


FinTech Playbook

Participants will shape the learnings of Modules 1-8 into a personalised action plan with the help of the FinTech Playbook. All assignments will be moderated by the Programme Leader and marked complete/incomplete. The programme also includes notable andragogical elements such as discussion boards, guest interviews, demonstrations, and use cases that participants are encouraged to engage with.


Dr Ernie Teo
Dr Ernie Teo

Faculty at the NUS Business School

Learning Experience

Emeritus follows a unique online model. This model has ensured that nearly 90 percent of our learners complete their course.

  • Orientation Week
    Orientation Week
    The first week is orientation week. During this week you will be introduced to the other participants in the class from across the world and you will learn how to use the learning management system and other learning tools provided.
  • Weekly Goals
    Weekly Goals
    Some weeks, you will have goals set and will attend live lectures during that week. Other weeks, there will be written assignments, and some of these assignments will involve case analysis.
  • Clarifying Doubts
    Clarifying Doubts
    During the programme, the Programme Leader is also available to help participants clarify their doubts pertaining to the content.
  • Follow-Up
    Emeritus Programme Support Team follow-up over email and phone calls with learners who are unable to submit their assignments.


Emeritus Program Support Team

If at any point in the course you need tech, content or academic support, you can email program support and you will typically receive a response within 24 working hours or less.

Program Highlights

Video Lectures
Video Lectures
Discussion Boards
Discussion Boards


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