Fintech Executive Education Program is a three-course program given by world leading professors in fintech from University of Geneva, MIT, Cornell University and Imperial College London.

If you are

  • Executive manager from financial institute
  • Entrepreneur who intends to shape your knowledge of fintech or to launch fintech related business
  • Individual who wants to develop or improve your career in fintech


If you want to learn about

  • Important concepts such as fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and big data in finance
  • The future trend of cutting-edge technologies
  • Tools and frameworks to launch new fintech projects
  • How to prepare for the challenges fintech is bringing to your career


If you want to benefit from

  • A wider global network with like-minded people
  • A close connection with world leading professors and experts
  • A worldwide recognized Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) from University of Geneva as validation of your fintech knowledge and skills
  • Some network events with Geneva executive managers and entrepreneurs

In order to ensure an active interaction and participation in the class, the class is limited to certain number of students. First come, First reserve.


Course 1
Fintech: Business, Finance and Technology

Professor Shimon Kogan (MIT, US)

Professor Rajna Gibson Brandon (UNIGE, CH)

Date: 3-5 October 2019


In this course, you will learn:

  • Fintech overview
  • Fintech and current financial market
  • Marketplace lending
  • Applications of data and analytics
  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers


Course 2
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Professor Raphael Pass (Cornell University, US)

Professor Olivier Scaillet (UNIGE, CH)

Date: October 31, 1-2 November 2019


In this course, you will learn:

  • Cryptcurrency
  • Cryptography
  • Bitcoin cryptocurrency
  • Alternative blockchains and applications

Course 3
Finance and Big Data

Professor Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London,UK)

Professor Fabio Trojani (UNIGE,CH)

Date: 28-30 November 2019


In this course, you will learn:

  • Model selection and regularization
  • Big data and discrete choice models
  • Principle Components Analysis
  • Robo advising


Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Fees: Starting at CHF 4’500 per class; CHF 11’000 for three courses. Read Certificates to know more about the fees options


Fintech Executive Education Program

University of Geneva, Geneva Finance Research Institute

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Roni Michaely
Program Director

Prof. Michaely is SFI professor of finance at Geneva Finance Research Institute at the University of Geneva. Before that he was a Finance professor at Cornell University. His current research focuses conflict of interest in the capital markets, corporate payout policy, the structure and behavior of both public and private firms as well as some aspects of FinTech.


Harald Hau
Program Co-Director

Prof. Hau is Professor of Finance at the University of Geneva and Managing Director of the GFRI. His research interests are in international finance, financial markets and financial stability.


Rajna Gibson Brandon
Program Co-Director

Prof. Brandon is Professor of Finance at the University of Geneva and Deputy Director for Education and External Affairs at the Geneva Finance Research Institute. Her research interests are in Asset Pricing, Risk Management and Corporate Finance.


Tony Berrada

Prof. Berrada is Professor of Finance at the University of Geneva (Geneva Finance Research Institute and Swiss Finance Institute). His research interests are in Mathematical Finance and Asset Pricing.


Aline Darbellay
Assistant Professor

Ms. Darbellay is Assistant Professor of Law at the Centre for Banking and Financial Law at the University of Geneva. Her research interests are in issues related to securities regulation, digital capital markets and sovereign debt.


Shimon Kogan

Prof. Kogan is a visiting finance faculty at MIT Sloan School of Management and has been teaching Fintech at Wharton in the last four year. He has also held a number of investment management positions and has consulted to hedge funds. His research focuses on behavioral finance with application to asset pricing.

Marcin Kacperczyk

Prof. Kacperczyk is Professor of Finance in Imperial College London Business School. He was the associate editor of Review of Financial Studies and Review of Finance. His research interests include Investments, Information Economics, Institutional Investors, Mutual Funds, Empirical Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, and Decision Theory.


Rafeal Pass

Prof. Pass is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and Cornell NYC Tech. His research interests are in the field of Cryptography and its interplay with Computational Complexity and Game Theory. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award, the AFOSR Young Investigator Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Microsoft Faculty Award, and the Wallenberg Academy Fellowship.


Olivier Scaillet

Prof. Scaillet is Professor of Finance and Statistics at University of Geneva and a senior chair at the Swiss Finance Institute. His research expertise is in the area of derivatives pricing, econometric theory and econometrics applied to finance and insurance.


Fabio Trojani

Prof. Trajani is a full professor of Finance at the University of Geneva, a Senior Chair of the Swiss Finance (SFI) Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at University Bocconi in Milan. His research covers topics in Finance, Econometrics, and Statistics.


Winnie Wagnieres
Fintech Program Executive Manager

Ms. Wagnieres is managing Fintech Executive Education Program.


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