Emerging financial technologies continue to impact how companies do business and how people handle digital transactions. From Alibaba to Grab to Gojek, some of the world’s most renowned and successful companies have evolved and expanded their offerings by adapting the FinTech methodology. When you enrol in the FinTech: Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services Programme, you can explore how to create and extract value for your organisation via the application of key financial technologies, like blockchain and AI.

This programme is for individual consultants, team leaders, product managers and those responsible for driving innovation and business outcomes, whether you are a part of a start-up or a medium or large enterprise.

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, and marketing/sales
  • Technology-driven industries where financial applications are critical, including information technology, ecommerce and FinTech



Take the first step to a Global Education

  • Starts on

    December 3, 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.

Case Studies



    Take a closer look at how M-Pesa—the mobile-based money transfer, payment and micro-financing digital tech service—empowered Kenya’s economy and its consumers.



    Explore how AXA used the Ethereum’s public blockchain to develop Fizzy, a parametric insurance solution for delayed flights.



    Understand how blockchain helped to improve operational efficiencies wherein banks both clear and settle payment transactions on a single network in real time.

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Monetary Authority of Singapore

    Discuss the newly introduced Payment Services Act and how it is adapted to FinTech organisations.



    Study how Grab has evolved and expanded its offerings by adapting the FinTech methodology.



    Examine how GoJek has evolved and expanded its offerings by adapting the FinTech methodology.

Alibaba and Tencent

Alibaba and Tencent

    Explore how these two major FinTech companies evolved and why they are so successful today.


Dr Ernie Teo
Dr Ernie Teo

Faculty at 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, discussion boards, the FinTech Playbook, and other learning tools provided.
  • Weekly Goals
    Weekly Goals
    The goals would include watching the video lectures, participating in discussions, and completing the assignments. The assignments will be outlined in your FinTech Playbook.
  • Clarifying Doubts
    Clarifying Doubts
    During the programme, the Programme Leader is available to help participants clarify their doubts pertaining to the content.
  • Follow-Up
    For learners who are unable to submit their assignments, Emeritus Programme Support Team will follow up with emails and phone calls.


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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  • You can pay for the course either with an international debit or credit card (unfortunately we are unable to accept Diners credit cards), or through a bank wire transfer. On clicking the apply now button below, you will be directed to the application form and the payment page.
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