Oxford Fintech Programme

Fintech Data
Preparing you for the future of financial services
Start date:
  • 8 weeks
Time commitment:
  • Short programme
  • Online


  • £2,650

Join our webinar

AI in Finance, present and future, with Nir Vulkan

10 June, 11:00-12:00 BST

This webinar will review existing applications and new emerging trends with their likely impact on banking and finance. There will be particular focus on new sources of data and new methods of analysis.

About the programme

Designed to equip you with the ability to identify opportunities for disruption in the financial services sector.

You will learn:

  • to draft, strategise and develop disruptive fintech innovations
  • to hypothesise about the effect new regulations will have on future commerce products
  • about the future of money, markets and transactions
  • how to predict possible future trends in fintech, regtech and proptech

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 one of the most influential women in fintech, Shefali Roy

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated online campus.



An introduction to the programme


What our alumni say

This is a world-class strategy programme with a cohesive structure focused on industry-standard business concepts, market trends, and top-notch speakers...If you want to become a successful entrepreneur definitely take this programme.

Kalin Zhelyazkov

Head of Product Innovation and Strategy, OpenPayd


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

  • The skills to understand how disruptive fintech innovations are developed, using appropriate tools and techniques
  • An understanding of the future of money, markets and marketplaces
  • Valuable insight into how market factors are shaping financial innovation, regulations, competition, trends, and the environment
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn

Meet the faculty

The programme is led by Professor Nir Vulkan and Associate Fellow, David Shrier, and is guided by prominent industry thought-leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the programme.

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. 

The programme structure is project based with a peer learning ethos throughout, facilitating participants to collaborate with an international team to practically construct a fintech offering.

Unique frameworks specially created and adapted for this programme include:

  • Functional framework for finance
  • Four thematic areas of fintech
  • The business model canvas
  • The ten types of innovation framework

Programme impact

Steve Le Roux, CEO of Envel, is on a mission to transform the way that Gen Z and younger Millennials manage their money. Learn how the Oxford Fintech Programme and the benefits of online learning are helping Steve to achieve these goals. 


Orientation module

Welcome to your online campus

Module 1

Introduction to Fintech.

Explore the current state of the fintech ecosystem, and discuss near-term opportunities and long-term trends in fintech innovation.

Module 2

Tools for innovators.

Choose appropriate tools for financial innovation.

Module 3

The future of money.

Explore the future of money and analyse the macro-economic factors that impact financial innovation.


Module 4

The future of markets.

Analyse the influence of financial innovation on markets and propose a business strategy.

Module 5

The future of marketplaces.

Communicate the value of fintech innovation or disruption to stakeholders.

Module 6

Infrastructure and Regtech.

Explore the relationship between infrastructure, regulation, and innovation in financial technology.

Module 7

Proptech and real estate innovation.

Explore fintech opportunities in proptech and real estate innovation.


Module 8

Frontiers of financial innovation.

Hypothesise about forthcoming technologies and the future of financial services.



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