The INSEAD Fintech Programme is delivered fully online and focuses on five core areas of FinTech, covering different topics related to that area.
Technology and Consumer Banking:
The Payment System
- Payments for Ecommerce
- P2P Payments
- Cross-border Payments
Technology and Credit:
Lending and Fundraising
- P2P Lending
- Consumer Finance
- Entrepreneurial Funding
Technology and Money:
- Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple - how are they similar and different?
Technology and Contracting:
- Architectural choices of blockchain designs
- Leading platforms
- Promises and Limitations
Technology and Investing
- High frequency Trading
- AI/Robo Investing
Action Learning Project
These guided ‘real-world assignments’ are a core element of INSEAD Online programmes, designed to increase business impact, and to enable you to take newly acquired skills and apply them within the context of your actual job and organisation. The Action Learning Project (ALP) allows you to test ideas in a risk-free environment, then devise a realistic actionable plan that can immediately be executed once you return to work.
As the pace of change and the number of players and stakeholders can be overwhelming in FinTech, this ALP is designed to help you perform some structured critical thinking about each of the major thematic areas of FinTech and arrive at strategic insights or even recommendations. Over the five weeks of content, we will cover four major thematic areas of FinTech – payments, lending, blockchains and cryptocurrencies, investing – and conclude with a module on digital strategies. As each of the thematic areas is its own eco-system with unique market structures and economics, and your interest may lie in certain areas more than others, we have designed this ALP such that each week, you will have the choice between two options for the weekly assignment, option A being when the thematic of the week is related to your work and option B when the thematic of the week is unrelated to your work. You do not have to stick with only one option for the remainder of the course, it is perfectly acceptable to have a mix of options A and B depending on whether the weekly thematic is related to your work or not.
Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to receive guidance from your learning coach to design an ALP that is right for your organisation and your personal learning objectives. For those attending the programme with a group of colleagues from the same company or organisation, the learning coach can help you structure a more ambitious team ALP to collaborate and work on together. You will also benefit from exchanges with a few of your peers and receive their perspectives on your final Strategy Proposal/Analysis.
The final ALP and peer review process normally takes between 10-12 days after the programme content finishes.
Your Online Learning Journey
Throughout the programme, an INSEAD Learning Coach will be guiding you and helping you maximise the impact of your learning journey.
*Please note the programme may include a pause week(s).
Typical Week on an INSEAD Online Programme
Each week of content follows a very clear path to facilitate learning for busy executives. The platform allows participants to learn at their own pace during each week, by viewing the content, completing assignments and engaging in discussions, taking on average 4-6 hours per week to complete.
*This is the recommended number of hours per week however please note that working on the Action Learning Project (ALP) may require up to two additional hours/week.