University of Michigan program

Innovations in Fintech

Explore the digital transformation of the financial industry and consider the challenges of disruptive technology in finance.

  • Overview 4 courses
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Learn Free

Discover the future of fintech, from blockchain to AI investing

The financial industry is changing rapidly in the face of new technology.

While finance has traditionally been at the forefront of technological innovation, today information technology firms and professionals are leading the way for innovation in fintech.

In this program, you will explore a broad range of financial technologies and learn how you can utilize and adapt them in your career.

You will consider innovations in payment technology, explore and critique both blockchain and cryptocurrency, learn how technology and crowdfunding are changing how organizations raise capital, and discover how technology is being used for investing.

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When you complete all courses, upgrade and earn a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will receive a FutureLearn Award as proof of completing the program of study and deeper subject knowledge.

16 weeks recommended learning
$236 USD (course costs)
4 courses

What do I need to start?

This program is designed for anyone interested in understanding cutting-edge financial technologies. The program will be of particular interest to those with a background in finance, development, or business leadership, who would like to learn how to develop and use new financial technologies in their own context.

What skills will I learn?

On completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between legacy payment systems and new innovations in payments

  • Describe blockchain technology and critique its application in various contexts

  • Interpret a credit score and identify its determinants

  • Implement “smart” investing techniques

Courses on this program

4 courses

How does our pricing work?

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$236 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $279.99 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Finance
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Wu conducts extensive fintech research, particularly into blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and robo-advisors.

Professor of Finance
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Dittmar’s research interests include the use of initial coin offerings to raise capital, and empirical and theoretical issues in asset pricing.