Fintech Navigator Course

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Fintech Navigator Course

Course Fee Duration Days*
AED 5,780* 10 weeks Saturdays
*Inclusive of VAT    
Starting Date Qualification Blended Course*
28 Sep 2020 Pearson Fintech Navigator Online and in-class, timings 
  Certificate from EPFL between 9 am to 4 pm 
  Language  Age group 
  English 18+ Years


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What you need to know about this course

  • Learn about Fintech and the radical impact it will have on the future of the financial system.
  • Immerse yourself in a high demand skill area, supported by world-leading Fintech experts David Shrier,  Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Christopher Tucci and a local instructional facilitator, Junaid Aziz.
  • Build the skills needed to thrive and advance in the rapidly-changing world of finance.
  • Network with local industry representatives and thought leaders.
  • 5 in-class sessions, led by a local entrepreneur and a researcher, include interactive activities that will challenge you and help you progress through the course.
  • 10-week rigorous course delivered in a blended format with content available online, 5 in-class sessions and professional coaching from your student advisor.


Entry Requirement

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. The only thing required is your enthusiasm to learn and spend 10-12 hours per week on the course materials.


Age Group

Anyone above 18+ years who is working and willing to learn about disruptive technologies in the financial industry.



5 in-class sessions on Saturdays.



Fintech Navigator Course Certificate from Pearson in collaboration with École Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.


What Will You Learn?

The course will explore four primary themes:

  1. The future of money: blockchain-based digital currencies like Bitcoin; the rise of novel barter platforms and how money changes when powered by a peer-to-peer transfer technology
  2. The future of markets: harnessing the wisdom of crowds with prediction markets; fraud in the age of flash crashes; new network-enabled markets such as peer-peer / crowdfunding; and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI)
  3. The future of marketplaces: considering a number of exciting developments including the deconstruction of the marketplace stack; new payment platforms and transactions that form the foundation of assets over IP. Also how blockchain, mobile platforms and digital currencies give access to financial services to people who previously didn’t have access to these services
  4. Infrastructure and the novel challenges that are arising in the rapidly-evolving world of future commerce: the next horizon of cybersecurity and the impact on innovation frontiers of regulation, such as Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Client.