Oxford AI in Fintech and Open Banking Programme

Prepare for the AI revolution in open banking


  • 6 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £2,200

About the programme

Big data powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the global financial services industry, and open banking promises to transform it further still.

As open banking expands across the globe, the unleashing of data will open new market opportunities with the potential to radically transform the industry, creating new winners, losers, rewards and challenges. 

This programme is designed and built to give you the knowledge and insight you need to analyse and strategise open banking.

Key themes include:

  • The value of data
  • Ethical AI
  • Open banking regulations
  • AI disruption and transformation
  • AI powered fintechs
  • Rise of the platforms

In a world where big data and consequently data-driven businesses are disrupting all markets, it is critical for those working in finance to have a clear understanding of how data and AI are transforming their industry and what they can do about it.

Pinar Ozcan

Programme Director and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation


On completion of this advanced programme, you'll walk away with:

  • Clarity of the potential and power that AI can bring to the financial services industry.
  • The ability to think strategically about AI and understand the business impact as access to financial data becomes more open.
  • A deep understanding of the AI driven data economy and how it impacts open banking.
  • Your own AI enabled capstone project, having explored in-depth the value of data, ethical AI, AI disruption and transformation giving you a further understanding of AI-powered fintech and the rise of platforms.
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.



Welcome to your online campus.

Applications to join the programme will be accepted until the end of the orientation module.

Module 1

Introduction to AI and data basics

An introduction to the criticality of data in financial services, and how AI is unlocking new products, services and innovation in the financial services industry.

Module 2

Open banking and the data revolution

Understanding open banking and what happens to the data being opened by it.

Module 3

AI in incumbent banks and the opportunities for new entrants

A practical and tangible look at the current state of the use of AI in banks and new market entrants.

Module 4

Platforms as key market players

The rise of big tech platforms as key market players in finance.

Module 5

AI opportunities, pitfalls and ethics

Examining the ethical issues surrounding data, including discrimination, privacy, and competition.

Module 6

Open data, AI strategy and the future

Look ahead to the future of open data and open banking, examining what it means for the finance industry.

The thinking behind the programme

The Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative has been established to explore global changes in business, policy and society in relation to technology disruption in the financial sector. Led by Professor Pinar Ozcan, this centre of research brings together academic and industry insights on key themes including financial wellness and AI in financial practices. 

You will access this knowledge throughout the programme, with expertise from faculty involved in carrying out this critical research. 

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Pinar Ozcan and Martin Schmalz, experts in financial technology markets.

Pinar and Martin will be joined by key faculty, subject matter experts, and practitioners at the forefront of the finance world, who will share their extensive knowledge to support your learning and development.

Experts and contributors

The CPD Certification Service

This programme is certified by The CPD Certification Service. It may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

Options for organisations

If you are looking to integrate Oxford online programmes with your organisation’s learning and development strategy, we have tailored solutions to help deliver an innovative learning experience.