FinTech: Blockchain for Transformation

Transform your organisation with emerging banking and financial services innovations.

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

28 March 2023

Course Duration

DURATION

3 Months, Online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

PROGRAMME FEE

US$2,500 or get US$250 off with a referral

Course Information Flexible payment available
Course Information Special group enrolment pricing

Applications close on 20 March 2023

Apply before 20 March 2023 and avail early bird tuition assistance of USD 150.
Use code NUS150EBTA 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

93 Recorded Video Lectures with Faculty

9 Assignments

8 Discussion Boards

8 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

Group Debates and Discussions

Participants will engage in group discussions on relevant FinTech 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: Blockchain for Transformation programme by NUS Business School comprises of 10 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
    • 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
    • Security Token Offerings
    • Non-fungible Tokens
    • Stablecoins
    • 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
    • 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

M-Pesa

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.

IBM Blockchain World Wire

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

Project Ubin

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

Grab

Grab

Explore the rise and developments of the SEA Fintech landscape.

Amazon Alexa and JP Morgan

Understand examples of using voice assistant for financial assistance.

Citibank

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

SpaceX

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

Note: All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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.

1st

NUS (Asia) 2022

QS World University Rankings

14th

(The NUS MBA)

Financial Times Global Rankings 2021


Faculty

Faculty Member Dr TEO, Gin Swee Ernie

Dr TEO, Gin Swee Ernie

Faculty at NUS Business School

Dr Ernie is an Adjunct 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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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: Blockchain for Transformation 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

81.2%

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

Source: Market Data Forecast, 2022

59.9%

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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Certificate

Certificate

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

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