Academy of Continuing Education


Fintech Fundamentals Certificate


The Fintech Fundamentals Certificate is a comprehensive program designed to provide participants with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of financial technology (fintech). This certificate comprises six modules that cover a wide range of essential topics. Participants will delve into the role and significance of fintech in the financial services sector, explore prevailing trends and disruptions in the finance industry, and examine the core technological innovations driving fintech forward, including big data, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics process automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). The program also delves into the practical applications of fintech across various domains, such as digital payments, cryptocurrencies, cross-border transactions, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, robo-advisory platforms, and personal finance apps. Additionally, participants will gain insights into the ethical considerations, risks, and governance surrounding fintech, enhancing their ability to navigate the evolving landscape and leverage innovations in their professional pursuits. By completing this certificate, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of FinTech’s impact on the financial services industry, empowering them to thrive in the dynamic world of FinTech and harness its transformative potential.


The certificate is divided into six main categories:

  • Introduction to Fintech
  • Fundamental Technological Innovations Driving FinTech
  • Fintech Applications, Part 1: Revolutionizing Financial Transactions and Services
  • Fintech Applications Part 2: Transforming Financial Services and Regulatory Compliance
  • FinTech Ethics, Risks, and Governance
  • Emerging Trends and the Future of FinTech


  • Understand the concepts, roles, and drivers of FinTech in the financial services industry.
  • Explore technological innovations driving FinTech, such as big data, AI, blockchain, RPA, and IoT.
  • Examine fintech applications in digital payments, cryptocurrencies, and cross-border transactions.
  • Study lending and crowdfunding models in fintech, including P2P lending and crowdfunding platforms.
  • Investigate fintech’s impact on wealth management and robo-advisory services.
  • Evaluate the impact of FinTech on financial services and regulatory compliance.
  • Recognize ethical considerations, risks, and governance challenges in FinTech.
  • Assess risks in fintech operations, including cybersecurity and data privacy.
  • Acquire knowledge of governance frameworks and regulatory compliance in fintech.
  • Understand the role of FinTech in financial inclusion and sustainable finance.
  • Analyze case studies to understand the adoption and impact of FinTech.
  • Gain knowledge of the regulatory landscape and its implications for FinTech.
  • Identify emerging trends and opportunities for innovation and growth in fintech.