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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 the online fintech certificate 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.

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Course Listing

Course Listing — Online Fintech Certificate

It is recommended to take the courses in this order:


Cost — Online Fintech Certificate

Total cost: $2090
Includes 30% bundle fee discount

Courses can also be inidvidually purchased for $995 each. Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact an Enrollment Coach to see what savings you may qualify for.

Payment Options Available


Format — Online Fintech Certificate

Online format with four months to complete the entire program. Each individual course must be completed in four weeks.


Requirements — Online Fintech Certificate

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

Digital Badge Details — Online Fintech Certificate

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. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU digital badge page. If you have completed this program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund & Cancellation Policy — Online Fintech Certificate

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

See the most updated policies.

Career Outlook

Career Outlook — Online Fintech Certificate

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

Learning Outcomes — Online Fintech Certificate

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

Prior Learning Assessment — Online Fintech Certificate

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 Coach for details.

Why Choose This Program?

Why Choose This Program? — Online Fintech Certificate

Fintech is changing the way the financial world works. It is more than new technology; it is an approach to business. This course is designed for executives and emerging leaders looking to modernize the way their institutions works as well as individuals looking to advance their career by honing new skills.

This fintech training program at LSU teaches individuals how to stay up-to-date on the latest emerging technology, guides them on how to think outside the box, and gives them the tools to create new resources to help keep their business focused on the customer. Students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in real-world situations. Participants of this program will learn the fundamentals, as well as how to implement financial technology so that innovation can happen in a collaborative, cross-functional fashion.

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The newest certificate program from LSU Online & Continuing Education is the online Certified Fintech Professional certificate program. Hear directly from the instructor and program coordinator

Learn More About:

  • Program details
  • Learning outcomes
  • Career outlook
  • Meet the instructor

Watch the webinar: Online Fintech Certificate Webinar to learn about the innovations fintech has introduced and how the classes can advance your career. 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.

Common Questions

Common Questions — Online Fintech Certificate

How do I interact with my instructor if the courses are self-paced?

Students will be given access to a forum where they can ask questions to the instructor and fellow students. The instructor’s email address will also be provided to ask questions and Zoom meeting may be scheduled when needed.

What is the greatest selling point of the certificate in the eyes of a local or regional bank?

The Fintech Certificate creates an easy starting point to learn how to be innovative and to think more like a financial technician. Every bank big or small is different and this program will help you learn how to mold Fintech strategies to each one.

What format is the learning?

The format consists primarily of video lectures. However, modules also include relevant readings, podcasts, and slideshows.

How long is this course?

The course is roughly 12 hours in length. Each topic is subdivided into modules that are designed to be completed in 20-30 minutes.

Are there tests to determine your understanding of the material?

Yes. Questions are asked in a practical, real world way.