Professional Certificate in Fintech: The Future of Finance

The trend in the financial industry is clear: Technology powered financial services is the way of the future, and it is critical that finance professionals have the technology acumen to ensure your firm is not left behind. It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to understand not only the application of expansive technological advancements like AI and machine learning in the area of finance, but also technologies that are integral to the future of financial services like distributed ledgers and algorithmic trading.

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The Financial Technology Professional Certificate program provides an overview of the most recent technological advances that are radically changing the financial services industry, and all other industries that rely on automated financial transactions, as a result.

These technological breakthroughs offer new ways for people and organizations to save, invest, borrow, and transact. Learn how new technologies create value in the financial industry, from reducing unit cost, increasing transparency, increasing competition, creating network effects, leveraging economies of scales, and lowering asymmetric information. The program also explores the competitive landscape and the market opportunities and threats for incumbents and new entrants.

UTAustinX's Fintech: The Future of Finance Professional Certificate

Courses in this program

Fintech: Overview of the Fintech Sector
Course one provides an overview of the Fintech sector
Week 1 : Module 1 - Introduction to the Fintech Sector
  • The Financial Sector Today
  • Value Creation in Finance
  • Emerging Technologies in Finance
  • How do Financial Institutions Create Value

  • Week 2: Module 2 & 3 – Financial Regulation and the World of Fintech
  • The Regulatory Environment in the U.S.
  • Regulating Fintech Companies
  • Fintech Companies of the Day
  • Business Case on Fintech
    Fintech: Blockchain for Business and Finance
    Course two focuses on distributed ledgers, blockchains, and cryptocurrencies
    Week 1: Cryptography
  • Hashing
  • Encryption and Decryption
    Week 2: Blockchain Technology
  • Intro to Blockchain
  • Blockchain Mechanics

  • Week 3: Blockchain Applications
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Wallets and Crypto-exchanges
  • Enterprise Blockchain applications
    Week 4: Financing Blockchain Ventures
  • COs
  • Regulating Blockchain Technology
    Fintech: AI & Machine Learning in the Financial Industry
    Course three analyzes the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to the finance industry, from credit scoring models in marketplace lending and crowdfunding, to algorithmic trading and robo-advising  
    Week 1: P2P Crowdfunding
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Marketplace Lending
    Week 2: Overview of Artificial Intelligence
  • Measuring Accuracy
  • Overfitting
  • Linear Machine Learning Models
    Week 3:
  • Non-linear Machine Learning Models
  • Deep learning
  • Credit Modeling
    Week 4:
  • Robo-advising
  • Social Investing
  • Quantitative Investing
    Fintech: IoT and APIs in the Financial Industry
    Course four concentrates on the internet of things, with a focus on insurance and electronic payments, including domestic mobile payments, open banking, and international remittances.  
    Week 1: IoT and Finance
  • Internet of Things
  • APIs and Finance
  • Open Banking
  • Insurtech
    Week 2: Payments
  • Mobile Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Encryption
  • Financial system communication
  • Cross-border payments
    Week 3: The future of Fintech

    The program will cover both the business opportunities and growth areas in the fintech industry, as well as the technology underpinning the industry, from machine learning to blockchain, APIs and IoTs.

    You can enroll in the entire 4-course program to gain a comprehensive knowledge of fintech, or select individual courses to hone in on specific topics and skills.

    Finance and Accounting

    Examine the processes and practices of accounting and finance to gain a robust understanding of the part you play.

    Committing 5 - 6 hours per week

    4 Month Self-Paced Class

    A Texas Executive Education Online Program offered through edX

    This program is self-paced and on-demand.


    • Develop into an expert in the intersection of financial and technology
    • Discover how financial institutions create value and build competitive advantage using technology
    • Understand what machine learning is, and how it is used in finance
    • Uncover what blockchain technology is, and how distributed ledgers will change financial markets
    • Realize the exciting world of APIs in finance – the latest hot area of fintech

    Special Features

    • Job Outlook
    • The employment trend in finance is unquestionable. We will need more and more tech-savvy finance experts, and fewer routine-task labor.
    • With the introduction of Banking as a Service (BaaS), most industries will incorporate fintech in their businesses. Almost half of organizations have embedded fintech full into their strategic operating model.
    • The majority of Technology, Media, Telecommunication, and Financial Services organizations worldwide are creating jobs related to fintech, but struggling to fill these positions.
    • Upskilling of fintech skills is a critical component to the professional career of anyone working in finance or technology.

    Additional Information

    CEUs: For some associations, this program may be used for Continuing Education Credits. Please check with your local or national organization if the program qualifies.
    Course Credits: 1


    Cesare Fracassi

    Cesare joined the Finance Faculty at the McCombs School of Business in 2009. His primary research interest is in the area of corporate finance.

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