In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter


6 weeks, excluding


8–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

You'll Walk Away With:


An up-to-date examination of the maturing FinTech industry and an understanding of the technologies set to shape the future of finance.


Insight into who is currently adopting and driving financial technology innovation and the potential for partnerships between incumbents, start-ups and investors. 


The ability to critically assess the future of the financial services industry, through exploring complex real-world problems and how FinTech can be used to find solutions.


A strategic framework to apply within your own role, and the opportunity to share this with like-minded professionals at an additional conference week.

Your Course Convenors

Lauren H. Cohen

L.E. Simmons Professor of Business Administration

Lauren Cohen received a Ph.D. in finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 2005. He earned dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – a BSE from the Wharton School and a BA in economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2001. He serves on the advisory board of Quadriserv, Inc.

He is the L.E. Simmons Professor of Business Administration in the Finance Unit at the Harvard Business School, an Editor of Management Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches Asset Management at the Harvard Business School, along with numerous Executive Education courses.

Christopher J. Malloy

Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management

Christopher Malloy received a Ph.D. in Finance and an MBA from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Economics from Yale University.

He is the Sylvan C. Coleman Chaired Professor of Financial Management in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining HBS in 2007, Professor Malloy was an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department at London Business School, where he was on faculty from 2003-2007, and previously worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.

He has taught courses in Investment Strategies, Behavioral Finance, FinTech, Family Office Management, Stock Pitching, Corporate Finance, and Equity Investment Management, and currently co-heads the HBS executive program Finance for Senior Executives.

Course Curriculum

Orientation Module:
Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1:
Reshaping the banking and payments industry
Module 2:
Raising money with FinTech
Module 3:
Harnessing data with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Module 4:
Transforming personal finance with FinTech
Module 5:
Demystifying blockchain and cryptocurrency
Module 6:
Forging the future of FinTech
Conference Week:
An optional final week for sharing capstone project presentations

An Online Education That Sets You Apart

This online short course from Harvard’s VPAL and HarvardX is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:


Develop relevant, sought-after skills and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online


Enjoy a personalized,
people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step


Gain verifiable and relevant competencies through a career-focused curriculum that achieves specific learning outcomes and skill gains

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