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Fintech Foundations Course

Outstanding knowledge, enviable skills … in just a few weeks

Get Ahead of the Crowd

Impress with your insights into the world of crypto & blockchain, AI & big data, platforms, Big Tech and unicorns. Everyone talks about FinTech with only few actually understanding it – taking this course, you get ahead of the crowd and feel confident moving to your dream job!

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Four high-intensity modules in six weeks*

  • Understanding modern financial products and services, incl. their functions, opportunities and risks.
  • Case Studies: Coinbase, eToro, WeChat Pay, e-CNY, Pure-Bit

*Suggested time investment, work at your own pace. The course is constantly updated, therefore, course content may vary without prior notification.

Download the programme brochure for a detailed content breakdown per lesson.

Why You Should Take This Course

Technology is rapidly transforming financial services but how can we distinguish between the hype and real potential; between the regulatory enablers and impediments? At the same time, FinTech and financial services will continue to converge, and progress will fundamentally transform the industry within the coming 5-10 years.

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To be relevant in this market – and stay relevant long term – you need adaptable, scalable knowledge that works globally and in a variety of settings. Our method is the only one that provides you with this knowledge, creating a deep understanding that empowers you to analyse market trends and develop well-informed solutions to the needs of your organisation. Your capabilities will continue to grow after the course because you will have gained the skills to effortlessly transform your observations of ongoing market developments into usable long term insights.

This will instill you with confidence for the years to come and you will be at the top of the list, whether you are taking business decisions, are going for your first big job in financial services or the professions, changing career or moving to a new function – the skills you learn in this course will accompany you and make you succeed.

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What Students Say About Us

It's a very interesting and trending topic that everyone thinks they understand, but few actually do. I am glad to say that this course has contributed to my knowledge in the relevant areas. Moreover, the logical breakdown of Professor Paech's thoughts in determining whether a product or service needs regulating could be transmitted in any given regulatory question.
Christos Papaioannou
In this well-coordinated and concisely structed course, you can get insights on how FinTech is working and how to justify difference in legal and regulatory elements (if any) between Fintech and traditional finance tools. Through discussing from rather conceptual perspectives, Philipp’s arguments are very good guidance to understand what is happening in the fields - which is not always easy by just being exposed to Fintech news/marketing materials only. He also draws on examples and cases studies from around the globe which help to understand his dense conceptual arguments. Highly recommended for both legal practitioners (who want to understand this hot topic in a nutshell) and students (who want to start his/her voyage in uncharted territory) in any jurisdictions.
Lawyer, Tokyo
The FinTech Foundations course provides you with a great opportunity to explore the current trends in the area of FinTech and to understand the discussions on how to regulate the new actors and activities in this field. Prof. Paech's teaching methodology makes it easier to understand very complex issues, in a very structured way.
Tolga Bayrak
Kabine Law Office
This course fits well both beginners and more advanced people because instead of providing concepts and definitions it gives students a map to develop knowledge and critical thinking on this subject. The mentoring classes are a must! There you will meet people from all around the world and from different industries to discuss relevant questions and concrete issues.
Francesca Romana
Excellent course which gives you a great foundation in understanding the fintech world from a regulatory perspective. High quality content, a knowledgeable and engaging professor, a very enjoyable learning experience overall as well as a great opportunity to network. If you are looking to learn more about FinTech, excite yourself in thought-provoking discussions and have fun at the same time, then here is your unique opportunity!
Maria Mouratidou
London, UK
This course offers an analytical understanding of rapidly transforming FinTech space. It covers interesting case studies from around the world. The course platform has video lectures, live coaching, mentoring and their recordings (in case you miss any!) among many other things. Most importantly, you can benefit from Philipp’s unique perspective and rich experience as chairman of the EU Commission’s expert group on Fintech regulation. This course simplifies the massively complex subject of Fintech, directing you to focus on the important aspects. It will be relevant for students and professionals at all levels. I would highly recommend this course!
Anubha Shrivastava
Hong Kong
This is a great course for someone desirous of learning the basic building blocks of Fintech, the related technology and regulatory environment. The course will provide you with excellent tools for examining Fintech, specially from the context of regulation and policy making. The material is engaging yet easy to follow.
Kashif Ghani
AML Right Source, Canada
The FinTech Foundations Course was a wonderful course - my understanding of FinTech has deepened tremendously. The course has not only provided a great overview of the landscape of FinTech, but also imparted various important methods of analysis to further my ability to navigate the dynamic world of FinTech. It was certainly challenging for someone with little to no knowledge of FinTech to attend the course, but with some personal research, it was possible to fully grasp the content and apply the skills from the course when examining the Fintech world. Would highly recommend the course!
Charmaine Tham
LSE Year 2 LLB Student
The course has not only equipped me with a solid foundation regarding fintech but also inspired me to utilise the knowledge gained through the coaching sessions to search for the next level of knowledge in the field.
Sharon Kun-amornpong
Warwick University
You should definitely go for it! I've written an LLM dissertation on regulating Fintech but still learnt so much more in this course! Dr. Paech is very experienced and well-researched in this field, you'll come out of it knowing so many aspects that you didn't before. It'll definitely help with progressing my career in the financial regulatory sphere because it taught me how to demystify the buzz around FinTech and see it from a legal perspective.
Rand Shahin
Trainee Solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland

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Daniela participated in the Fintech Foundations course in the summer of 2021 and obtained her certificate in October 2021.

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Is this course for you?

Gaining skills and knowledge that are scalable and adaptable is at the core of this course. It does not matter if you are a student or an industry or regulatory decision maker, a lawyer, economist or technologist – the capabilities you acquire in this course will be relevant whenever you deal with digital financial services and market transformation.

Our method: on-demand & live learning

We offer unique support for your progress

We learn more efficiently where self-study and live interaction with teachers and peers are blended. Results materialise earlier, and the completion and success rate is significantly higher. This is why our online programme offers direct interaction like no other.

Live seminars

3 live seminars taking place over the programme duration, with your instructor Dr Philipp Paech (recording available)

Self-paced study

A high-intensity combination of audio, videos, text and links, plus a comprehensive workbook for download

Progress monitoring & feedback

At completion of every segment, multiple choice assessment, and progress feedback


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