Oxford Fintech Programme

Preparing you for the future of financial services


  • 6 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £2,200

About the programme

Navigate the digital transformation of financial services reshaping the global financial ecosystem.

Through this programme, you will explore key themes, including:

  • the digitisation of money
  • digital platforms and mobile financial services
  • artificial intelligence and algorithmic technologies in financial services
  • central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
  • blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • open banking and data networks

Oxford Saïd and the wider university have helped to foster internationally successful fintech offerings including AccomableBanco Mare, Funding Circle, Onfido, Seedrs and Zoona. This makes Oxford the natural place to study the world of fintech and join a vibrant network operating within this burgeoning sector. The community is also proud to include some of the most influential women in fintech; Shefali Roy, Clara Durodie, Lucy Demery, and Bījna K. Dasanī.




  • A core understanding of the fundamentals of fintech from distributed systems to responsible innovation.
  • Knowledge of recent and on-going changes in multiple domains within financial services.
  • Real world applications to help you build a strategy for a new fintech venture.
  • The ability to tackle new regulations and the digital disruption in financial services.
  • Access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.

Fintech’s future as a sector is bright, driven by the rapid, sustained rise of mobile and digital financial services.

Nir Vulkan

Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School


Module 1


Introduction to disruptive change and opportunities in fintech and financial innovation.

Module 2

Policy and regulation

Views from policy makers and regulators: understand how new regulation is being created or adapted to support the growth of fintech innovation ecosystems.

Module 3


Views from incumbents: appreciate the complex challenges traditional financial institutions face as they digitally transform into nimble, digitally-enabled operations.

Module 4

Entrepreneurs part I

Views from entrepreneurs: garner insights into startup successes and their challenges in a highly competitive, fast-moving industry.

Module 5

Entrepreneurs part II

Continuing our exploration of fintech from an entrepreneur’s view, we investigate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending; digital identity; AI in finance and more.

Module 6

Investors, academia and the future

Views from investors and academia: acquire perspective from VCs around investment trends; VC filters and techniques.

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professors Nir Vulkan and Pinar Ozcan, leading authorities on fintech, algorithmic trading, AI in finance, open banking and market design. Pinar also serves as the Director of the Oxford Future of Finance and Technology (Fintech) Initiative.

They are joined by leading faculty from Oxford Saïd, industry experts, and successful entrepreneurs, to share research and insights to support your learning.

Experts and contributors

The thinking behind the programme

The University of Oxford’s extensive array of fintech entrepreneurs exemplify the coming together of research with the practical skills required to launch successful fintech ventures. This programme is based on exploring how academic frameworks can influence business practice in a highly disrupted sector. 

You will also access insights from the Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative, a research collaboration exploring global changes in business, policy and society in relation to technology disruption in the financial sector. 

Programme impact

Programme elumni share their personal insights into the programme, the online learning experience, and the impact it is having on them.

The CPD Certification Service

This programme is certified as a provider of continuing professional development (CPD) 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 across teams.