Professional Certificate in Fintech

Leverage emerging financial service technologies and innovation drivers to improve profitability and performance

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

22 December 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

6 Months, Online
3-4 hours per week Live Online Sessions every Saturday 2:30 PM-5:00 PM SGT

Course Fee

Apply by 7 December 2022 to avail our Festive Enrolment Benefit of 20%.
Use the code FUTUREYOU20 during payment to avail.
Limited seats available!

Free One-Year Access to Emeritus Insights

This programme features 1 year of free Premium Access to Emeritus Insights—a mobile app with 5,000+ bite-sized, business-focused videos to help you meet your daily learning goals on the go.

Complimentary Annual Digital WSJ Membership

As a participant in the programme, you can enjoy a complimentary annual digital membership to The Wall Street Journal, giving you unlimited access to award-winning journalism across any device. From business and world news, to technology and life and arts, WSJ provides ambitious and fact-based reporting that readers can trust.

To ensure that holiday plans on the occasion of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year are not interrupted, no new modules will be released during this time and participants will receive a 2-week extension for submitting assignments. Participants will continue to have access to course material on the platform during this time.

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What Will This Programme Do For You?

  • Develop an overview of the Fintech ecosystem
  • Identify and gain an understanding of the emerging technologies that are driving the FinTech sector
  • Interpret relevant use-cases and apply the learnings to your function/organisation
  • Examine the tools, emerging trends and innovations propelling the Fintech revolution
  • Use different cloud service and deployment models
  • Implement strategic initiatives in your function/organisation

Programme Highlights

Business Growth

Industry Relevant Curriculum

Professional Blended Pedagogy

Career Acceleration with one of the World's Premium Universities

Networking Opportunities

SMU Executive Development Alumni Benefits

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Emeritus Insights

Programme Modules

The Professional Certificate in FinTech programme by Singapore Management University comprises 23 comprehensive modules that covers all the important aspects of the FinTech revolution and a Capstone Project.

The programme is holistically curated to help you navigate the FinTech revolution by upscaling your organisation from a traditional to digital system.

The Core modules aim to help you understand the FinTech landscape, emerging technologies, and innovation drivers; while the Advanced (New-Age) modules will explore how FinTech innovations offer the opportunity to help your organisation improve operations and customer experience, reduce inefficiencies, and increase revenue.

  1. CORE MODULES: FINTECH ECOSYSTEM

    • FinTech landscape and innovations for enhancing customer experience
    • Analytics in finance to monitor different metrics
  2. ADVANCED (NEW-AGE) MODULES: EMERGING TOPICS AND NEW-AGE SKILLSETS IN FINANCE

    • Decentralised finance, Web 3.0, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, AI/ML and Cloud in FinTech
    • Risks and Regulations and implications of these new technologies for business strategy
  3. CAPSTONE PROJECT

    • Applications for a roadmap to achieve a successful business transformation
  • Module 1: FinTech Landscape: APAC and World

    • Exploring FinTech Map - World, Asia
    • Understanding Drivers/Risks/Business Models/Regulations
    • Learning from FinTech Success and Failure Stories
    • Understanding Fintech ecosystem
    Module 2: Understanding Embedded Finance + Case Studies

    • Understanding Credit
    • Understanding Payments
    • Understanding IoT
    Module 3: Design Thinking and Customer Experience

    • Understanding Framework
    • Exploring FinTech goals

      • Building for Next Billion users: Understanding customer needs, prototyping, building an MVP
      • Building for Small & Medium Enterprises
    Module 4: Strategic Partnerships

    • Exploring framework to evaluate Partners
    • Managing Partnerships
    • Understanding Data Ownership
    • Managing Scale
    Module 5: Banking as a Service - Plug & Play

    • Understanding the use cases
    • Understanding the role of APIs
    • Understanding the building blocks for creating a robust API infrastructure
    Module 6: Data Analytics

    • Understanding Hyper Personalization
    • Understanding Metrics

      • Monitoring and analysing important success metrics
  • Module 7: Centralized vs Decentralized Finance

    • Understanding Decentralized finance & Web 3.0
    • Exploring the popularity, potential benefits, and trends
    Module 8: Cloud Adoption

    • Understanding the role cloud adoption in FinTech
    • Understanding different models and services

      • AWS, Google
    Module 9: Blockchain

    • Introduction to Blockchain & Smart Contracts and how it will impact financial services
    • Understanding Crypto Currency, NFT, DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisations) and DAC (Decentralised Autonomous Corporations)
    • Understanding blockchain applications: Lending & Borrowing, Payments, Digital Identity, Financial Inclusion
    Module 10: Risks & Regulations

    • Understanding KYC, AML, Fraud Management
    • Understanding regulatory landscape
    • Understanding compliance
    • Sustainable Finance
    Module 11: AI & Machine Learning

    • Understanding the metaverse

      • How financial organizations are adopting DEFI and Metaverse
    • Understanding Credit Scoring Models and AI Implementation
    • Exploring Use cases for banks

Modules, topics and case studies are indicative only, and could be updated to fit the ongoing Fintech landscape.

Case Studies

Through case studies from multiple industries, you'll see how the theories are put into practice.

Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd (Adoption of FinTech)

Shriram Transport Finance Company Ltd (Adoption of FinTech) - Early Relationship Based Process Evaluation Customer perspective

STFCL is quick, and has higher interest rates than banks, but lower interest rates than the informal sector, Second hand CV buyers prefer to work with STFCL, STFCL has strong branch-based network: 1545 branches and 838 rural centres, Main customer business comes from referrals, Field officers act as relationship agents

SmartKarma Case Study

SmartKarma Case Study - 2008 Great Financial Crisis

New regulations in banking, Investment research separate entity from sales, Trend to close research teams within financial institutions, Outsourcing investment research, Lower costs and more diversified sources of research

Capital One Completes Migration from Data Centers to AWS, Becomes First US Bank to Announce Going All In on the Cloud

Capital One Completes Migration from Data Centers to AWS, Becomes First US Bank to Announce Going All In on the Cloud

Capital One exited eight on-premises data centers by migrating to AWS, transforming the customer experience in the process.

S&P Global Ratings Uses AWS to Speed Application Migration, Drive Innovation

S&P Global Ratings Uses AWS to Speed Application Migration, Drive Innovation

Using VMware Cloud on AWS to Streamline a Complex Migration.

Note: All brand, product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.
Use of them does not imply any afliation with, endorsement by, or association of any kind between them and programme owners.

Industry Examples

McKinsey

Ally Bank

Ally Bank

Tesla

Grab

Disney

Apple Siri

Wework

Salesforce

Mercedes Benz

Mastercard

Note: All brand, product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders.
Use of them does not imply any afliation with, endorsement by, or association of any kind between them and programme owners.

SMU Associate Alumni Network

Participants will receive recognition as SMU Executive Development Associate Alumni Status and gain access to the curated benets and perks, including exclusive resources and offers that are accorded only to SMU alumni.

Up to 20% discount* on SMU Executive Development Open Enrolment programmes

Invites to professional networking events, workshops and webinars

Privileges and discounts by selected SMU merchant partners

Quarterly alumni newsletter, SMU CIRCLE

Access to Alumni Virtual Community Network

*For selected programmes only. One discount applicable per registration. Multiple or combined discounts are not accepted.
**All benefits are subject to changes.

Why Enrol in Professional Certificate in Fintech?

Asia is home to some of the world’s most advanced and fastest growing FinTech markets (EY, 2022). All over Asia, people are gaining access to a growing range of virtual financial services, and at a faster rate than in most of the world’s other markets.

Singapore's FinTech adoption stands at 67%, ahead of the Asia-Pacific average adoption rate of 64% and is gearing up to become a global FinTech hub.

The Professional Certificate in Fintech Programme by Singapore Management University (SMU) is designed to endow business leaders and professionals, with a keen understanding of the technological disruptions at the crossroads of financial services and digital innovation.

This programme is designed to provide a holistic view with practical applications aimed at helping you emerge as a professional who understands the FinTech landscape, its drivers, and the trending technologies to implement the same in your organisation. It will help you to identify emerging trends and opportunities and the skills required to enhance customer experience, understand the trending technologies, risks and regulations involved, so that you can thrive in the FinTech Revolution.

1K+

As of June 2022, there were 1,007 operating FinTech firms in Singapore – the highest among SEA countries.

SOURCE - KPMG, 2022

88%

Asia’s share of active digital banking users increased to 88 percent, up from 65 percent four years before.

SOURCE - MCKINSEY PERSONAL FINANCE SURVEY, 2021

Programme Faculty

DR SHANTANU BHATTACHARYA

SMU Professor of Operations Management

DR MARKUS KARNER

SMU Academic Director, Executive Development

DR ALAN MEGARGEL

Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Practice)

DR BENEDICT KOH

Professor of Finance (Education)

DR PATRICK TAN

Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management; Academic Director, ITI; Course Coordinator, ITI track

Faculty Member DR PATRICK THNG

DR PATRICK THNG

Senior Lecturer & Director MITB (Fintech Analytics), School of Computing & Information Systems

Faculty Member DR PAUL ROBERT GRIFFIN

DR PAUL ROBERT GRIFFIN

Associate Professor of Information Systems (Practice)

DR EMILIANO PAGNOTTA

Associate Professor of Finance

MR ARUL OBUCHETTIAR KRISHNARAJ

Senior Instructor

DR DON TA

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Education)

DR DAVID FERNANDEZ

Professor of Finance (Practice)

Faculty Member PROF. NYDIA REMOLINA LEON

PROF. NYDIA REMOLINA LEON

Professor of Finance, Financial Industry and AI

Professionals of Finance, Financial Industry and AI

The programme is applicable across leadership, managerial, and consultancy functions; in major industries such as Banking & Finance, FinTech, IT Product & Services, and Consulting.

This programme is designed for senior professionals and functional managers with, who want to execute growth strategies and lead transformation in their organisation by:

  • Gaining a strategic overview of emerging FinTech technologies and landscape
  • Creating competitive advantage through business model innovation
  • Making strategic decisions on technology, strategy, and investments

Industry Expert

Faculty Member Mr. Carney Mak

Mr. Carney Mak

Head of Investments – Fintech for FXHB Asset Management

  • As a strong advocate for fintech and cryptocurrency, Carney played his part in the early community building for associations in Singapore
  • Carney's insights on fintech, cryptocurrencies, Web 3.0, metaverse, NFTs and payments have been featured on several newswires
  • Apart from speaking at international events, Carney also volunteers as a guest lecturer at local polytechnics & universities

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by Singapore Management University.

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