Examine how blockchain and fintech innovations are redefining finance

Blockchain and the Future of Finance explores the evolution of financial technology (fintech), and sheds light on how it can be used to unlock opportunities and yield unique benefits. This program is offered jointly by IMD and GetSmarter.


Program overview

Guided by IMD Professor of Finance Arturo Bris, you’ll consider how fintech innovations give rise to new business models and learn about global trends in open banking. The program will share perspectives from around the world to improve your understanding of the finance applications of blockchain technology and the complex world of cryptocurrencies. You’ll explore the history and functionalities of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and familiarize yourself with the token economy and the impact of utility and asset tokens on the financial market.

You’ll learn to navigate the realm of decentralized finance (DeFi), discuss its social and economic impact, and look into the uses of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Throughout the five weeks, you’ll discover strategies for responding to disruption and reflect on how to apply new insights to your own context for personal or business gain.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the fintech landscapethe role that different stakeholders play in shaping it
  • Grasp how blockchain technology is transforming the banking system, and discover open banking strategies
  • Gain an overview of tokenization and how it’s redefining business models
  • Get insight into the future of DeFi, the potential of NFTs, and what these developments mean for your company.

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You and your class

This program is designed for:

  • Business leaders who want to understand the impact of disruptions on their organization, and make informed decisions about the implementation of fintech 
  • Financial professionals and traders looking for insight into the technologies reshaping their sector and the investment landscape
  • Technology professionals who require upskilling in the finance realm and knowledge of fintech, digital currencies, and payment technology
  • Entrepreneurs who are seeking new business opportunities and are interested in capitalizing on the possibilities of blockchain technology

The economic and social consequences of blockchain go beyond the disruption in business models that the new technology is going to cause. 

Arturo Bris

Program Director

Upcoming sessions

Length: 5 weeks, 5-6.5 hours per week

Delivery: Online

Certification: Receive a digital IMD certificate upon completion

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