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Mapping the Top Global Fintech Programmes

Mapping the Top Global Fintech Programmes
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You want to know more about Fintech? You are searching for Fintech related courses from top universities? This article is made for you.

The banking industry has moved very fast over the past years with the rise of the so-called Fintech start-ups. As a result, many universities started to add Fintech related courses or lectures to their programmes to educate their students - or at least prepare them - to the huge transformation happening in finance.

There is no doubt that the next generation of finance students could decide to choose one specific on- or off-line school because of the quality of its Fintech programme.

Techfoliance is introducing you its list of top Fintech courses, lectures and sessions available in universities across the world to both students and/or executives.

Global Fintech Programmes

Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. We invite you to add more universities or programmes to complete our existing list in the comments below:

Last update: 23 February 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)This MIT-backed online certificate course in fintech and future finance is designed to demystify the disruption by enabling students to understand, experience and build the future of transactions and commerce. Online courseEnglishWorld
University of CambridgeThe Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is a multi-disciplinary research institute established within Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.Offline research programmeEnglishUnited Kingdom
The Wharton SchoolWharton Fintech offers speaker series, hands-on projects and panel discussions to engage students and professionals with the latest ideas, trends and developments in FinTech.LecturesEnglishUnited States
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)This course provides students with the empowering and practical knowledge on FinTech enabling them to understand some of the FinTech changes taking place currently in the financial services industry and, most importantly, the trends that will impact the industry in the future.Offline courseEnglishChina
ESCP EuropeThe course aims to bring together experts, CEOs and top-tier professionals, and senior Faculty to discuss leading edge Finance disruptions, digital innovations and solutions, followed by real-life experience and innovations. In collaboration with The FINTECH CircleOffline courseEnglishUnited Kingdom
Vlerick Business School (VBS)The FinTech bootcamp was the first of its kind ever held at Vlerick, aiming to study the impact of digital disruptors like PayPal and TransferWise on traditional banking models.BootcampEnglishBelgium
Oxford Said Business SchoolThe lectures series are curated by Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO of The Disruptive Group and Resident Expert of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Oxford Saïd Business School.LecturesEnglishUnited Kingdom
Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley)The finance group at Berkeley-Haas reflects the Bay Area at large; it strives to be the global center of finance, technology, entrepreneurship and impact.Offline courseEnglishUnited States
NYU SternNYU Stern School of Business, known for its academic strength in finance, prepares students for future jobs in FinTech as the finance industry faces one of the most significant disruptions in its history.Offline courseEnglishUnited States
The Open UniversityThe online training course, FinTech 101: Understanding Financial Technologies, offers 50 hours of module-based learning and examines the origins of FinTech and its role in transforming the financial services landscape since the economic crash of 2008.Online courseEnglishUnited Kingdom
The University of StrathclydeThe MSc in Financial Technology will give students the financial, programming and analytical skills needed to help companies accelerate transactions and enhance security – and further establish Scotland’s position as a leader in financial innovation.Offline courseEnglishUnited Kingdom
University College London (UCL)The module introduces tools and techniques appropriate to starting a new venture in the Fintech (financial technology) industry.Offline courseEnglishUnited Kingdom
National College of Ireland (NCI)This interdisciplinary course will appeal to graduates of finance, computing and business seeking to enter the area of FinTech; and industry practitioners seeking to gain insightful experience and exposure to the FinTech domain and its associated areas.Offline courseEnglishUnited Kingdom
Brandeis UniversityThe 30-credit Digital Innovation for FinTech program provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.Online courseEnglishWorld
USC Marshall School of BusinessThrough this programme, students dissect emerging business models in alternative lending, equity raising, blockchain technology, payment solutions, as well as wealth and financial management services.Offline courseEnglishUnited States
Columbia Business SchoolIn this course, students will study innovation and entrepreneurship in the financial services industry in general, with a special focus on Financial Technology (FinTech), Private Equity, and Venture Capital. Offline courseEnglishUnited States
Tsinghua UniversityThe Fintech Lab is the first research entity dedicated to leading best practices, promoting interdisciplinary innovation, and encouraging entrepreneurship in the field of fintech through scientific research and innovative project incubation.Education LabEnglishChina
Duke University's Fuqua School of BusinessThis is not simply a course exploring transactions in bitcoin. The idea of the course is to understand a disruptive technology and to assess its implications on how business is conducted in the future.LecturesEnglishUnited States
ESILVESILV is the first school in France that have launched a Fintech course to educate its engineers to financial technologies (Blockchain, payments, security, etc.)Offline courseFrenchFrance
University of LuxembourgOver the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, it will feature three speakers from each of the three disciplines carrying out FinTech research at the University of Luxembourg – information technology, finance and law.LecturesEnglishLuxembourg
Singapore Management UniversityThis course aims to help the candidate understand what innovation is about and how to cultivate an innovative mindset and discovery of skills through hands-on exercises.Offline courseEnglishSingapore
UnowThe Fintech MOOC is the first 4-weeks online course dedicated to Fintech to help people better understand the digital transformation of the banking industry. In collaboration with the french organization Pole Finance Innovation.Online courseFrenchFrance
Wake-upThe first Fintech School in France to educate financial executives to the challenges and practices of the Fintech industry taught from top entrepreneurs.Offline courseFrenchFrance
Fintech UniversityFintech University brings light on the opportunities and challenges of the financial services industry. Created by the spanish bank BBVA.Offline courseEnglishWorld
University of NicosiaThe course is designed to provide an introductory understanding of decentralized digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) such as Bitcoin.Offline courseEnglishCyprus
The Certificate in Finance Technology (CFT)The CFT's constantly evolving, industry-led program makes it a great career tool that equips technology professionals with the skills and confidence to innovate and flourish as leaders.Online courseEnglishWorld
UdemyFintech Basics is a simple and short guide for fintech beginners uncovering basic fintech stuff.Online courseEnglishWorld
Blockchain UniversityBlockchain University combines robust academic instruction led by the most influential minds in the blockchain ecosystem with solution-oriented design thinking and hands-on experiential training.Offline courseEnglishUnited States
Fintech SchoolThe FinTech School offers online courses taught by industry experts for entrepreneurs and financial professionals. Courses focus on specific fields such as the Blockchain, Alternative Lending (P2P), Crowdfunding, and more.Online courseEnglishWorld



  1. FinTech 101 Course is given by FinTech Istanbul organization which was established at February, 2016 by the support of Interbank Card Center.

    The program is an offline course in Turkish language. Especially organized for the professionals and lessons spread to two days per week between 18:30 and 21:30. 6 weeks long and 36 hours in total focusing on every topic of FinTech starting from the meaning and covering sub topics (InsurTech, RegTech), technologies (blockchain, crypto currencies, API’s, payment systems, cross border transactions, etc), regulations, startup and investment ecosystem even 2 hours dedicated lesson for pitching ideas to investors. During the program we invite at least two FinTech startups to share their experiences. And program always ends with a special guest. We hosted Chris Skinner, David Birch, Oliver Bussmann and more.

    Recent Program details:
    FTI web site:
    Interbank Card Center website:

    • Techfoliance Team

      Thank you for sharing more details regarding Fintech 101!
      Feel free to reach our team at [email protected] if you think there is room for collaboration 😉

  2. Daniel Liebau

    Thanks for the feature of the Singapore Management University Certificate in FinTech & Finance course

    Best regards,

    Dan Liebau

  3. FinTech School is having a 3 day bootcamp coming up:
    Register now with a 20% discount.

    • Techfoliance Team

      Thank you for sharing discounts to our community Timothy, very much appreciated!

  4. Hi there, surprised not to see an update with CFTE’s new online Fintech foundation course, Around Fintech in 8 Hours!

    • Team Europe

      Hi Ryan,

      Thank you for your comment!

      Indeed, CFTE wasn’t live back in time, but we will definitely include them in our next update 🙂

  5. Hi There,

    Which basic parameters/rating criterias, did use to chose and prioritize the courses from?

    Hope you can provide a quick answer on that one.


  6. nice institute.

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