Around Fintech in 8 hours (Online Foundation Course)

Online Course / 6 months

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

First executive programme built for senior professionals and entrepreneurs to lead the transformation of the Finance industry.

Without compromising your life rhythm and finances.

Learn about fintech at your own pace

The course has a flexible, modular structure, which is suitable for busy professionals working in finance and technology who want to learn about Fintech in a self-paced approach.

Gain insights from experienced practitioners

Participants will be able to have a comprehensive overview of the most relevant trends through a highly structured curriculum delivered in a concise package.

Participants will learn from 20 industry experts who work across the gamut of finance and technology – global financial institutions, fast-growing startups, academia, and regulators.

These experts will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the course, and provide their unique perspectives on Fintech developments in the US, Europe and Asia.

Join a growing community of alumni and experts in fintech

The course will enable participants to connect to a thriving community of fellow learners, alumni and subject matter experts in FinTech.

Participants will be able to discover new FinTech opportunities and to start putting their acquired FinTech knowledge into practice, through this community.


Learning Outcomes

The online course comprises of video lectures and readings that complement the topics addressed in the lectures, and video interviews with industry experts.


Course Date: TBC

Application Period: TBC

Please register your interest to be notified when the next course run is confirmed.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 4 modules:

What is happening in Finance?
  • Module 1: Overview of the changes happening in finance
  • Module 2: Why is finance being transformed today?
  • Module 3: Framework to understand Fintech innovation
  • Module 4: Examples of latest Fintech innovations
Overview of the technologies that are impacting finance
  • Module 5: Why finance and technology are being intertwined?
  • Module 6: The mobile revolution
  • Module 7: Cloud Computing
  • Module 8: Blockchain
Focus on 4 main sectors in Fintech
  • Module 9: Challenger Banks
  • Module 10: Payment Systems
  • Module 11: Peer to peer lending
  • Module 12: ICOs and Cryptocurrencies
The main players building Finance 2.0
  • Module 13: Fintech startups
  • Module 14: Banks innovating
  • Module 15: Investing in Fintech
  • Module 16: The Finance 2.0 opportunity

Trainer's Profile

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu
CEO, The Disruptive
Group Co-Founder, CFTE
Associate Fellow, Oxford

Janos Barberis

Janos Barberis
Founder, Supercharger
Research Fellow, Hong Kong University

Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko
Director, Centre for Global Finance and Technology, Imperial College London

Dan Liebau

Dan Liebau
Founder, Lightbulb Capital
Instructor, Fintech & Innovation, Singapore Management University


The online course comprises of video lectures and readings that complement the topics addressed in the lectures, and video interviews with industry experts. This course is self-paced and can be completed anytime before the end of the course duration.

Completion of all the modules and Assessment Quizzes leads to a Certificate of Completion. Participants can also benefit from online discussion forums, where they can share, comment and exchange ideas on discussed topics.

The estimated course duration is about 8 – 10 hours. Individual time spent to complete the modules and assessment quizzes may vary.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

There is no pre-requisite to take the course. However, those who already have an understanding of Fintech would benefit more.

This course is suitable for finance professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, consultants or academics who want to understand what’s happening in finance, the opportunities that Fintech is bringing, and the threats to existing businesses and jobs.

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.

For corporate customers, please write in to for enquiries.

This programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), which provides course fee subsidies to eligible company-sponsored individuals and self-sponsored individuals who complete training and assessment courses accredited under the Skills Framework for Financial Services.

With the IBF enhanced course fee subsidies, course run that commences on/after 8 Apr 2020, the fee subsidies for the course is raised to 90% until 31 Dec 2021, and an additional IBF Credit of 5% to offset course fees until 30 Jun 2021. The above is subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Refer to the IBF website for more info:

The course fees for self-sponsored Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are physically based in Singapore as below.

For the Training Allowance Grant (TAG) to eligible participants upon the successful completion and passing the assessment component of the programme, please refer to IBF website as per above for the information. TAG for individuals would not be applicable for course run that commences after 31 Dec 2020.

Reimbursement of all claimable subsidies and grants under IBF-STS is through PayNow via NRIC only. Candidates seeking IBF funding are required to register for PayNow with their NRIC, in order to receive the reimbursements successfully.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$577.80
Enhanced fee subsidies (90%) until 31 Dec 2021$520.02
IBF credit (5%) until 30 Jun 2021$28.89
Total fees payable by individual (Self-sponsored Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents who are physically based in Singapore)$28.89