Disrupting with Fintech (Live Online): Strategies, Tools, and Executable Frameworks for Change

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Duration: 9 Weeks
Format: Six two-hour live virtual sessions (1 per week, with a two-week break mid-program) plus a one-week virtual orientation
CIBE: 2 Credits Learn more.

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“The ever-increasing complexity of technology and the broad reach of it in financial services necessitate a methodical approach to not only demystify the most relevant components, but also to best take advantage of them all to devise new products and launch new solutions positioned for success.”
– The program's faculty director R.A. Farrokhnia

Disrupting with Fintech (Live Online)

Contrary to common belief, fintech has been a burgeoning domain for decades, particularly in enterprise or back-office operations. However, a number of recent factors have led to the creation of many new and disruptive consumer-facing fintech applications.

These, in turn, have upended many established practices while enabling an unprecedented pace of industry innovation. Understanding all these dynamics is then critical to formulate strategies and develop new inventive products and solutions, whether at a large company or a startup.

This live online program provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of affairs in fintech, leading-edge technologies, best innovation practices that are disrupting the industry, a look at how the future may play out, and how to best formulate and execute strategic responses to it. This program requires no prior technical knowledge or programming background.

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Please contact our partners at Emeritus at [email protected], +1 315-982-5094, or +1 315-277-2746 for a personal conversation to learn more.


The comprehensive framework of this program provides you with the following opportunities and learnings:

  • Develop and deploy 'the greatest hits' of best practices to continuously foster impactful organizational innovation
  • Methodically cover the most relevant, disruptive trends, technologies, and tools in specific domains
  • Discuss and scenario-analyze what the future may bring and how to best prepare for it proactively

Upon completion of this program, you will earn two days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.



Through six live sessions delivered over six weeks, this program strategically introduces and expands on concepts essential to understanding the past, present, and future of fintech.

Module 1: Intro to Fintech — Past, Present, and Proven Innovation Models

Module 2: Consumer Products and Venture Capital in Fintech

Module 3: Regulation and Data as Foundation for Innovation

Module 4: Demystifying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Module 5: Demystifying Blockchain and Digital Tokens

Module 6: Future of Fintech — Preparing for Disruption

Live Session Schedule

A recorded orientation session welcoming you to your online campus will be made available during your first week of the program, followed by six live online sessions with one session per week.

For a complete program schedule, please download the brochure.


This program is designed for experienced professionals seeking a comprehensive overview of fintech that will allow them to use technology to enhance or automate financial services and processes. No prior knowledge is required.

The program is applicable across industries and is ideal for:

  • Mid- to senior-level finance executives looking to understand disruptions occurring in financial services, gain insights on technologies that are changing banking and finance, and use these insights to drive financial technology innovation in their organization
  • Fintech startup CXOs and senior executives leading the fintech function who want to understand how fintech can be used to solve complex, real-world problems and learn how to implement technology developments and drive organizational culture towards innovation in fintech
  • Fintech consultants seeking to discover technology developments from leading disruptors and create cutting-edge solutions for their clients in the fintech space
  • Risk, compliance, and regulatory professionals seeking to understand the latest regulatory technology developments from leading disruptors as well as the various risks in adopting fintech

Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.



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