FinTech: Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services

Transform your organization with blockchain, AI, and beyond from leading business school in Asia (QS World University Rankings, 2023)

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Course Dates



Course Duration


14 weeks, Online
4-6 hours per week, 3 Live Sessions with Faculty

Course Fee
Please note that the programme duration includes a break week for Christmas from 24 Dec 2023 to 07 Jan 2024,
and for Chinese New Year from 09 Feb 2024 to 15 Feb 2024.

Applications close on December 19, 2023

Apply before December 19, 2023 and avail early bird tuition assistance of USD 75 on the programme fee.
Use code APAC75ALL7310 while applying.

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What Will This Programme Do For You?

What Will This Programme Do For You?

  • Describe the impact of emerging technologies that contribute to FinTech innovation and the growth of the financial services sector
  • Describe how Blockchain can be used for innovation in the financial services sector
  • Apply fundamentals and key aspects of Blockchain and Smart Contracts to develop a FinTech Blockchain for your organisation
  • Explore use cases for AI for financial services and the landscape of Alternative Lending, Crowdfunding and Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) in China and SEA
  • Discuss the risks and challenges, as well as security and regulatory concerns, involved with using AI, ML and Blockchain technologies and FinTech services, in the financial services sector
  • Explain why technology companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple (GAFA) are expanding into FinTech
  • Explore how Covid-19 and the Metaverse are impacting growth and innovation in the financial services sector

Programme Highlights

Pre-Recorded Video Lectures* from NUS faculty with for self-paced learning interspersed with live lectures from NUS faculty and industry practitioners

9 Assignments

8 Discussion Boards

5 Discussion Boards

8 Quizzes

Live Online Office Hour Sessions with Programme Leaders

Live Online Office Hour Sessions with Programme Leaders

3 Live Sessions with Faculty (Gen AI in Fintech included)

-The programme highlights presented above are approximate, and subject to change depending on the availability and expertise of the teaching faculty, as well as the programme's desired outcomes.
-The programme is designed to be delivered approximately over 14 weeks in a calendar year, including some occasional breaks that may be provided. This is only indicative. The actual calendar time may be more or less by a few weeks depending on the number of topics covered and other variables like breaks provided/not provided."
-The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the programme start.
-*This is a majorly self-paced online programme with some live sessions with programme faculty. Post- session video recordings will be available for up to 12 months after programme completion. We have a curated panel of industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.

Discussion Topics

Participants will engage in discussions on relevant topics of interest. These topics include:

  • Benefits of Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies
  • Crowdfunding for Blockchain using ICOs
  • Blockchain for Letters of Credit
  • Future with Blockchain
  • Ethical Use of Data and Privacy
  • Regulation of Alternative Financing
  • FinTech Regulations Pros and Cons
  • FinTechs in the Metaverse

Programme Modules

The FinTech: Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services programme by NUS Business School comprises of 11 comprehensive modules that covers all the key aspects of the FinTech revolution and a Capstone Project to help you apply your understanding in real-world settings.
    • What is FinTech?
    • Categories of FinTech
    • The Future of Banking
    • Money, Finance, Commerce and Communications
    • Technologies in FinTech
    • Innovation using Smart Mobility Devices
    • Innovation using AI and ML
    • Innovation using Blockchain
    • Innovation using Cloud Computing
    • Innovation using IoT
    • Open Banking API
    • Trends driving FinTech adoption
    • Evolving Regulations
    • Emerging Sectors in FinTech
    • FinTech Statistics
    • First Principles Design Thinking: Introduction
    • First Principles Design Thinking for Banking
    • First Principles Case Study - M-Pesa
    • Design Thinking Process
    • Design Thinking Sprint
    • Understand the Need for Analytics in Finance
    • Types of Analytical Approaches in Finance
    • Applications of Analytical approaches in Financial Services
    • Hyper Personalisation (HP) in Financial Services
    • Analytics for High Frequency Trading
    • Challenges and Considerations in Implementing Analytics in Finance
    • Why AI in Financial Services?
    • How AI is Reshaping Financial Services
    • AI Use Cases - Credit Services
    • AI Use Cases - Personalised Consumer Banking
    • AI Use Cases - Wealth Management
    • AI Use Cases - Cybersecurity and Fraud Detection
    • AI Use Cases - Risk Management
    • AI for Banks and Financial Institutions
    • AI for Insurance
    • The Changing Landscape of Data
    • AI Applications for Blockchain
    • History of Digital Cash
    • Introduction to Bitcoin
    • Introduction to Blockchain
    • Cryptographic Hashing Demo
    • Key Pairs and Digital Signatures Demo
    • Bitcoin Address Demo
    • Signing and Verification Demo
    • Proof of Work and Blockchain Demo
    • Introduction to Crypto Wallets
    • Zero Knowledge Proof
    • Introduction to Bitcoin Mining
    • The 51% Attack
    • Benefits of Blockchain
    • Ethereum and Smart Contracts
    • The Crypto Ecosystem
    • Initial Coin Offerings
    • Enterprise Blockchain
    • Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms
    • Blockchain Use Cases
    • Planning Your Blockchain
    • Case Study - Education/Training Certificates
    • Security Token Offerings
    • Non-fungible Tokens
    • Stablecoins
    • Project Ubin Case Study
    • Alternative Lending - P2P
    • P2P Lending in China
    • P2P Lending in SEA
    • Crowdfunding in Singapore
    • Buy Now Pay Later in Singapore
    • Trends to Watch For
    • Digital Payments
    • Digital Payments in Asia
    • FinTech Regulations
    • Global FinTech-enabling Regulations Database
    • Regulatory Sandboxes
    • Financial Services Licenses in Singapore
    • Payment Services Act in Singapore
    • Digital Token Regulation
    • TRM Guidelines
    • RegTech Use Cases
    • Financial Inclusion
    • Financial Inclusion Through Blockchain
    • Non-Bank Financial Institutions
    • GAFA and Neo-Banking
    • Why Become a FinTech?
    • Chinese Techfins
    • South-East Asian Techfins
    • Grab in SEA
    • Singapore FinTech Report 2022
    • Top FinTech Trends in Asia in 2022
    • FinTech and the Metaverse
    • FinTech Business Environment
    • Impact of Covid-19 on FinTech

Case Studies


Take a closer look at how M-Pesa—the mobile-based money transfer, payment and micro-financing digital tech service—empowered Kenya’s economy and its consumers.

AXA Fizzy

Explore how AXA used the Ethereum’s public blockchain to develop Fizzy, a parametric insurance solution for delayed flights.



Explore the rise and developments of the SEA Fintech landscape.

Project Ubin

Explore the evolution of Project Ubin, Singapore's project to develop a blockchain-based multi-currency payments network.

IBM Blockchain World Wire

Explore the example of blockchain used for cross-border payments.

Amazon Alexa and JP Morgan

Understand examples of using voice assistant for financial assistance.


Explore how this market leader in the finance domain is using AI systems for fraud detection.


Explore a case study of design thinking being used for designing reusable rockets.

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Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

About NUS Business School

For more than 50 years, NUS Business School has offered a rigorous, relevant and rewarding business education to outstanding students from across the world.

Founded in the same year that Singapore gained independence, NUS Business School stands today among the world’s leading business schools. It is distinctive for offering the best of global business knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to international success and to help global businesses succeed in Asia.


NUS (Asia) 2024

QS World University Rankings


(NUS MBA - Asia)



Faculty Member Dr TEO, Gin Swee Ernie

Dr TEO, Gin Swee Ernie

Senior Lecturer at NUS Business School | Vice Chairman for Blockchain Association Singapore

Dr Ernie is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Analytics and Operations at NUS Business School. He is also the co-founder of Dedoco, a leading blockchain enterprise technology company, and Vice Chairman for Blockchain Association Singapore.
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Programme Testimonials

There was a continued engagement which made this programme quite high quality.

— Sandeep Chandak, Managing Director, Asia Corporates and Traded Credit, Varde Partners

The entire programme is structured in a very engaging way, and it helps to build knowledge and understanding of Fintech, in general.

— Ermin Isaković, Deputy Head of Risk and Compliance, Carey Olsen Guernsey

The part dealing with crptocurrency in module 3 was most appreciated since I am already familiar with it. This has allowed me to connect my actual knowledge with the remaining parts of what is FinTech really.

— Peter Anthony, Director, Agreefuture

Peter Okeke

The video lectures and the weekly related assignments. They give you a better understanding of the module taught.

— Peter Okeke, MD/CEO, Boxize Technology Limited

Somnath Adak

Introduction to various FinTech terminologies. The assignments were really interesting as it required me to search content, read a lot and in the process obtain better understanding of the subject matter.

— Somnath Adak, CFO, APTT Management Pte. Limited

Case studies shared for different companies (eg grab, Gojek, etc) was the best part as it give us a comprehensive way to understand the subject content.

— Heemank Verma, Senior Application Consultant, Mambu Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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Work Experience

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Who Is This Programme For?

The programme is applicable across leadership, managerial, and consultancy functions.

This programme is designed for mid to senior-level professionals, who want to execute financial services innovation and lead growth and transformation in their organisation by:

  • Understanding emerging Blockchain and AI technologies and opportunities in financial services
  • Acquiring skills required to enhance customer experience
  • Understanding risks and regulations involved
  • Applying innovative tools and framework to improve performance and profitability

Why Enrol for the This Programme?

Home to some of the world’s most advanced and fastest growing FinTech markets, the Asia-Pacific region is gaining access to a growing range of virtual financial services, and at a faster rate than other markets (EY, 2022).

As an economic hub in the region, Singapore has become a hotbed for innovation and a great launchpad for FinTech start-ups and businesses. It was recently nominated as the top global innovation location for technologists in KPMG’s Global Technology Innovation Hubs research (2022).

The key FinTech innovations driving this transformation and growth are Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – catalysing holistic financial services solutions with increased transaction speeds, transparency, and security.

The FinTech: Innovation and Transformation in Financial Services programme by NUS Business School is designed to extensively cover the applications of Blockchain and AI in FinTech, to provide you with a keen understanding of the technological disruptions at the crossroads of financial services and digital innovation, to thrive in the FinTech Revolution.

This programme is designed with a holistic curriculum and practical approach to help you emerge as a professional who understand the FinTech landscape, its drivers and trending techologies so you can implement them in your organisation. It will help you identify emerging trends and opportunities, enhance your skills in customer experience and build your understand of trending technologies, risk and regulations so you can thrive in the FinTech revolution.

USD 27.5B

Overall, FinTech funding in the Asia-Pacific region grew to US$27.5 billion in 2021.

Source: TechWireAsia, 2022


Expected growth rate of 81.2% from 2020 to 2026 in the FinTech domain.

Source: Market Data Forecast, 2022


The FinTech Blockchain Market is expected to reach $36.04 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 59.9% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.

Source: Meticulous Research, 2022

Seeking Employer Assistance

When you make the decision to further your professional development, you are not only making a commitment to your own career advancement, but to the success of your organisation. And because you’ll be enhancing the skills and knowledge you will use to impact the way you do business, asking your employer to help fund your continuing education is a smart move.

Receiving financial assistance from an employer is more common than you may think, but it can feel rather intimidating. To help, here are some simple steps you can follow to make the request:

Do Your Research
Prior to asking for financial assistance, you need to make sure you can justify your programme of choice and how it will enhance your work performance.

Showcase Tangible Benefits
Get specific—discuss with your employer how your newly gained expertise will directly improve a process, service, strategy or any other aspect of your organisation that needs improving.

Start the Conversation
Don’t wait for your employer to broach the subject and present you with potential professional development opportunities. Once you’ve finished your research, send your employer an email to set up a meeting to discuss the programme you have in mind.


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Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by NUS Business School.

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Emeritus Career Services

Stepping into a business leadership career requires a variety of job-ready skills. Below given services are provided by Emeritus, our learning collaborator for this program. The primary goal is to give you the skills needed to succeed in your career; however, job placement is not guaranteed.

Emeritus provides the following career preparation services:

●   Resume building videos

●   Interview preparation videos

●   Linkedln profile building videos

●   Glossary of resume templates

Please note:

NUS or Emeritus do not promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. NUS is not involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here

The Learning Experience

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.
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