Anyone in the world of traditional financial institutions, asset management or lending – or even just marginally involved in newer options such as crowdfunding, mobile payments, blockchain and cryptocurrencies – has reason to be interested in FinTech.

FinTech, or financial technology, encompasses a number of rapidly evolving technological changes in the financial services sector. In this course, you will gain an objective perspective on the key disruptions in the current FinTech industry landscape. Building on this knowledge, you will apply insights on disruption to the challenge, you will also delve into the five major financial verticals including wealthtech (robo-advice), alternative (peer-to-peer) lending, insurance technology, currency and payment technology, and regulatory technology, and you will study blockchain, cryptocurrencies and cryptography, exploring how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin use blockchain to facilitate peer-to-peer digital transactions.

You’ll also learn how modern investment strategies are using technology to achieve optimal results, explore the disruptive power of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of the entire landscape. In the end, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about the deployment of financial technology for yourself or your firm, giving you a competitive advantage in leveraging the latest financial innovations.

Key benefits

Learn the essential components of technology-based financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrencies to portfolio optimization. You’ll also learn how modern investment strategies leverage technology to achieve optimal results, explore the disruptive power of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advice, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain.

After completing this course, you will have:

Basic information:

  • 12 weeks
  • English
  • On-line
  • € 1400
  • Anytime


Students have access to an online library with more than 10,000 professional publications, books and professional papers.


For whom the course is suitable

This course is for all financial services professionals, advisors, Software companies that sell financial services, banking professionals, IT, security and regulatory professionals, venture capitalists, or entrepreneurs, or anyone interested in FinTech and aware of the power of new technologies.

You want to learn

In a world where software is constantly evolving and updating, it's important to be an active and independent learner. This course will help you cover all the basics and skills in Fintech.


The course will help you gain the right skills to identify the technologies that impact the delivery of FinTech and financial services and to be able to use these technologies appropriately and effectively.

Current information

FinTech is one of the best industries to hone the latest skills and knowledge on the job. The future is in the hands of anyone who embraces innovation and takes an interest in everything within the fintech industry.

What you will learn in the course

FinTech and disruption

You define what is (and what is not) FinTech. You will explore the key disruptions that led to the emergence of the current FinTech industry. You will then apply insights about disruption to the challenge facing your organization. In addition, you will explore some of the key players in the FinTech ecosystem and conduct a Porter's Five Forces analysis on a related product or service: one of your own organization's or another firm's offerings. You will then conduct a competitive market analysis of your own or another organization's market to help you anticipate potential areas of risk and opportunity.

Innovation in FinTech

The aim is to introduce candidates to a wide range of financial technologies. Although finance has always been at the forefront of technological innovation, the financial industry is changing rapidly as new technologies emerge. In the past, central governments and financial institutions have been at the forefront of innovation in finance. Today, firms and information technology professionals are at the forefront of innovation in the financial sector. Our aim is to show the genesis and use cases of technology.

Decentralised Finance (DeFi): the future of financial specialisation

DeFi, or Decentralized Finance, is a new technology where users interact as equals with algorithms or smart contracts, rather than through traditional intermediaries such as banks, brokerages or insurance companies. This technology has the potential to change finance as we know it. It addresses the key problems of traditional finance, such as lack of inclusion, inefficiency, opacity, centralised control and lack of interoperability. We will look at the historical development of DeFi and the problems it solves, the mechanics, supply, ownership, lending and swaps, as well as the underlying protocols associated with DeFi and analyze the key risks associated with the issues and regulations surrounding DeFi.

Cryptocurrencies and accounting

Since the inception of the Internet, programmers have been trying to figure out how to create a [digital] world in which people anywhere - even complete strangers - can safely and efficiently conduct direct transactions with each other. In essence, they're trying to recreate the cornerstone of civilization: an orderly system of accounting that allows people to trust each other's claims about what they own, what they owe, and what they're owed. For most of the digital age, this "trust" was mediated by third parties such as banks, governments, or trusted companies willing to guarantee that a transaction was valid and secure. But transactions through third parties are slow and expensive and cannot be verified by just anyone, opening the door to fraud and theft. You will learn about the mechanics of blockchain technology and how blockchain functions as a trusted third party, and practice articulating other transformative ways that blockchains can change the way business and interpersonal connections take place online.

Basics of cryptography

Cryptography has existed for thousands of years and is now the foundation of digital communication. Most people rely on cryptography on a daily basis without knowing it; most popular messaging apps use encryption to ensure the security of messages between two people. Similarly, blockchain technology relies on cryptography to protect the identity of the sending and receiving parties, ensuring that all information and transactions are secure and legitimate. So to truly understand blockchain technology, you need to understand the basic principles of cryptography.

You will therefore learn about the basics of cryptography: how information has historically been concealed (encrypted) and revealed (decrypted) using mathematics. You will see how a message can be turned into a number and how this number can be encrypted and decrypted by two complete strangers. You'll try your hand at encrypting your own message to understand the basics of what makes a good encryption scheme. You'll then dive deeper into the specific type of cryptography used in blockchain technology - public key cryptography - and the promises and limitations it holds in performing the basic functions of blockchain.

Executive course tuition fee

If you are ready to take your career and personal life up a notch and want to get an education with an innovative and practical approach, don’t hesitate to apply!

Course tuition: € 1400

Payment can be made in one lump sum or spread over up to 3 interest-free instalments. A first instalment of € 700 is always required before the start of the course.

Tuition fees include all study materials and access to all seminars or online lectures organised by the European Institute of Finance & Management.

5% discount
If the student decides to pay for the course in one lump sum before the start of the course, a 5% discount will be applied additionally to the course price.

About the certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the European Institute of Finance & Management, which will provide valuable evidence that you have developed enhanced skills, knowledge and abilities in fintech and its relationship to business and organisational development.

Throughout the course you will be continuously assessed in relation to the completion of several practical assignments. These assignments are always completed online and successful completion of these assignments is a requirement for completion of the full course. You must therefore complete all the assignments given to you as part of your studies in order to be issued with a certificate of successful completion. These assignments vary from course to course and are based on the difficulty of the course and the requirements of the course sponsors or lecturers.

The certificate will be issued in your legal name and will be sent to you on successful completion of the programme as per the requirements set out at the address you have provided on your course application form. The certificate has unlimited validity and can be used throughout your career.