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Certified Fintech Professional Certificate

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

36 hours/3.6 CEU’s

Total Cost


Become a Fintech Disruptor

Technology is shaping the way that businesses across industries conduct day-to-day activities, and the financial sector is no exception. Financial technology, or fintech, is shaping the way banking and finance operate in our modern society, and is causing the banking landscape to evolve for banks as well as customers. Learn about the innovations that fintech has already introduced to the world of finance, what is driving that innovation, and how fintech products can be built with the LSU Online & Continuing Education Certified Fintech Professional Certificate program. Students who participate in this program will learn the ins-and-outs of fintech, as well as how to implement financial technology so that innovation can happen in a collaborative, cross-functional fashion.

Professional Development instructor Melinda Stallings explains the importance of being able to show off your skills in a digital format when looking for a job.

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Course Listing

It is recommended to take the courses in this order:

  • Execution in a Fintech World
  • Leading Fintech Transformation
  • Emerging Fintech Technologies

The cost for each individual course is $995.

Bundle and save!

  • If purchased as a Certificate program, there is a 30% bundle fee discount for a total cost of $2,090.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our enrollment specialist team to see what savings you may qualify for.


If courses are purchased individually, you will have four weeks to complete the single course. If the program is purchased as a bundle, you will have four months to complete the program.

Extensions for individual courses is $95 for an additional week.

Extensions for the entire program is $195 for an additional month.


Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended), MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Digital Badge Details

Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badgr. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change.

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Career Outlook

Professionals in the banking and financial sector can benefit from this program through real-world, hands-on application.

  • For C-Suite and other Executives, this program enables them to have conversations with their Board and management team about how to respond to bank displacement by fintech.
  • For emerging leaders or those interested in expanding their role, this program delivers the tangible skills needed to lead cross-functional teams in a product-led, technology-enabled way.
  • For those just entering the field of banking, financial services, or a fintech startup, this is the crash course to understand the new way the industry is working.
Learning Outcomes

Execution in a Fintech World

Fintech is far more than adopting new technology. Fintech is a philosophical approach to products and business models. Fintech is a set of practices and systems that can be put in place regardless of the size of the organization or budget. This course teaches the fundamentals necessary to be a fintech innovator. After completing this course, you should be able to join a fintech-focused team, either in a bank or with a technology partner, with an understanding of the basic approaches and terminology to hit the ground running. Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Discuss the changing role of technology in banking
  • Organize a cohesive proposed experiment, test plan, and risk management plan for a business case

Leading Fintech Transformation

Fintech is taking over the world. The emphasis is typically on technology, but that is simply an enabler that sparked the revolution. To truly capitalize on the opportunity, banks and financial institutions must transform not just digitize. This transformation takes a bank from being a company that uses technology to being a technology company that provides banking services. This course addresses the corporate issues of rethinking strategy, processes, people, and culture. Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Identify the gaps and traps most likely hinder your institution’s transformation efforts
  • Reassess the strategy of most banks
  • Build an innovation portfolio that maps to your new strategy
  • Create a plan to build the process and culture necessary to execute a technology-driven strategy

Emerging Fintech Technologies

Twenty years ago financial technology was primarily confined to the back office functions with little innovation. The mainframes that still run much of the data processing were rolled out in the 1960s. ATMs slowly became commonplace in the 70s. The next technical leap wasn’t until the late 90s when online banking slowly began to take hold. Today, billions of dollars are annually invested in innovation across the spectrum of financial services. This course discusses the emerging technologies that are shaping the landscape. Most importantly, they are placed in the context of what the disruption might mean. Students who take this course will be able to:

  • Describe the basic function of each emerging technology
  • Evaluate the potential impact on the industry
Save time and money with PLA

Through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), this certificate program is approved to translate into college credit toward an LSU online degree. See below for details.

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  • 6 elective credit hours (The specific course waivers will be determined on a per-student basis.)

Note: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. Please reach out to an enrollment specialist for details.