Fletcher School at Tufts University
Certified Course in Digital Money
Start Date: 18th September 2017
Applications Close: 1st September 2017
Course Fee: US$1000* per Person
*Cost of the course is usually US$3000, seats are available at this reduced rate for the September 2017 cohort only.
Passing students will receive a Certificate from Fletcher School at Tufts University.
The Certified Course in Digital Money is our foundational course on digital money, it covers all aspects of the digital payments and digital financial services ecosystem and value chain, beyond what one would normally find in a course on money and banking. This course provides a high-level view of the various elements of digital financial services, it also provides practical thoughts and insights into key operational details and helps to map out a complex landscape.
Who should attend this course?
This course has been developed for professionals who wish to gain a holistic understanding of digital payments and emerging digital financial services, particularly those working to accelerate a financial inclusion agenda.
The course also makes an excellent compliment to organizational training and professional development goals, enabling individuals, teams and leaders to develop a stronger, more unified understanding of digital financial services. Organizations with key goals related to digital financial services & financial inclusion are strongly encouraged to enroll.
What are the intended outcomes?
Following completion of the course you will have an integrated 360-degree view of digital payments.
The course will cover core areas of digital financial services and help you become familiar with a standard set of concepts and vocabulary. This will allow you to confidently participate in conversations, exchange ideas and apply these learnings to your work, ultimately leading to your professional growth as a peer in this industry.
What you will learn
Your hosts for the course
World-Class Academics & Practioners
Dr. Ignacio Mas
Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute
Dr. David Porteous
Chairman, Digital Frontiers Institute
CEO, Digital Frontiers Institute
Professor Kim Wilson
Director, The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Associate Director, Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
“What an exciting journey! I am incredibly happy with the course as well as experience gained from others on the course…. Hope many of my colleagues will attend the next cohort” – Endashaw Kebede Adane, IT Manager, Addis Ababa
“It has been a wonderful three months. Thanks to DFI for putting this course together and taking us along on the ride. It filled in the knowledge gaps and challenged us to provide the solutions not wait for someone to do it for us. We say challenge accepted…” – Robinson Mbae, Agency network Manager, Kigali.
“The course has been invaluable to me for the work I am doing in Kenya in Financial Inclusion and specifically in payments. It has really helped to crystallize certain concepts. I look forward to going back to read some of the extra optional readings that I was not able to get to due to time constraints. The course was excellent. I have definitely learnt a lot and look forward to applying it to my work. I look forward to taking additional courses soon.” – Juliet Mburu, Project Manager, Payments Platform, Nairobi.
“Very fulfilling course with absolutely superb content and delivery (tutors and coaches). I will be venturing further into financial inclusion and the knowledge gained here is invaluable” – Francis Matete, Head of ICT/Projects, Uganda.
“Much appreciated how the course was prepared, well organized and very user friendly. It just reminds me that there are still a lot to do in this digital financial space and that we (who had this chance to participate in this journey) can make changes” – Nadege Gasana, Kigali, Bank of Kigali.
“Thank you very much DFI Team, and, funders and scholarship providers @DFIdotOrg for the wonderful opportunity provided to me to gain the exposure, experience and knowledge in digital money” – Fikremarkos Abebe Tirfie, Infrastructure Coordinator, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Adiss Ababba.