Fletcher School at Tufts University

Certified Course in Digital Money


12 weeks to complete
Self-paced, you will require 6 – 8 hours per week
The course is delivered online in our digital classroom

Cohort 5
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.

Course overview

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

  • The Basics of money and payments

    Introduction to digital money
    The mechanics of digital payments

  • Ecosystems

    Business models and risks
    Competition and disruption

  • Marketing

    Understanding customers
    Designing customer experiences

  • Independent study week

  • Technology and operational enablers

    Mobile data environment
    Safety and security

  • Public Policy

    Regulating Digital Financial Services
    Industry collaboration

  • Financial Inclusion

Your hosts for the course

World-Class Academics & Practioners

Dr. Ignacio Mas

Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr. David Porteous

Chairman, Digital Frontiers Institute

Gavin Krugel

CEO, Digital Frontiers Institute

Professor Kim Wilson

Director, The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Jamilah Welch

Associate Director, Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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