DURATION 7 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours/ Once a Week Saturday - 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
ELIGIBILITY Graduation/Diploma Holder (10+2+3) in any discipline with a minimum of 1 year of work experience Either Financial Services or Technology domain as on TBD.
DURATION 7 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours/ Once a Week Saturday - 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM

Early Bird Registration Benefit

INR 8,780 + GST

We are offering an early bird registration benefit on the programme fee exclusively for participants who apply by February 10, 2022.
The final Early Bird fee will be INR 81,220 + GST.

Programme Overview

With global transaction value for digital payments estimated to reach US$12.4 trillion by 2025, India is poised to contribute to nearly 2.2% of the world's digital payment market by 2023 alone (PCI & PWC, 2020). India's growth story of digital payments has also been fueled by UPI, Bharat QR and mobile wallets, that have ensured last-mile connectivity.

This Executive Certificate Programme in FinTech & Blockchain from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (SPJIMR) provides an unmatched overview of how digital transformation and disruption is impacting the BFSI industry. Curated by SPJIMR’s Centre for Financial Studies (CFS), a knowledge partner to the industry in the area of finance, this programme will enable you to leverage blockchain technology and FinTech for increasing market share, revenue growth and mitigating financial risks.

As part of the programme, you will also get access to Emeritus Career Services, which empowers you to manage your career proactively.

Emeritus Career Services

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  • Three 90-minute workshops from career management industry experts
  • Job placement assistance from partner companies are published, applied to, and tracked to success via an online platform (offered in partnership with Superset)
  • Past participants of Emeritus work at Microsoft, ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC, AirBnB, TCS, Ola, Flipkart, JSW, Wipro, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Reliance Jio, Mahindra, Gartner, Accenture, Cognizant, amongst others

Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
  • SPJIMR or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. SPJIMR is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Who is this Programme for?

Relevant for professionals across the BFSI industry, this cutting-edge programme offers insights into innovative financial solutions.

The programme is beneficial for:

  • Mid to senior-level managers interested in understanding the growth opportunities enabled by blockchain and FinTech applications
  • Business heads/ leaders keen to strengthen their knowledge and integrate blockchain and FinTech in strategic planning and business expansion
  • Consultants/ finance professionals looking to enhance their expertise in applying blockchain and FinTech for innovative financial solutions
  • Early-stage professionals/ aspiring financial analysts who want to learn how digital disruption through blockchain and FinTech is impacting the banking ecosystem
  • Entrepreneurs/ business owners interested in exploring how blockchain and FinTech can be harnessed for competitive advantage and business growth

Programme Highlights

7 Months

Become Skilled in
Financial Strategies

Learn from Leading
SPJIMR Faculty and
Industry Experts

7 Industry-oriented

Experience Live Online
Learning Without Taking
a Career Break

Gain Practical Insights
from Real-world Case

Receive an SPJIMR
Certificate of

Expand Your
Professional Network
with Experienced Peers
and Alumni

Be Eligible for the
SPJIMR Executive
Alumni Status

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the opportunities enabled by blockchain applications in the BFSI industry, its design rationale and limitations
  • Understand the ongoing digital transformation and disruption in the BFSI industry due to technologies such as ML/ AI, RPA, Blockchain, IoT, and Chatbots
  • Gain insights into Blockchain technology and its evolving role in the emergence of smart contracts and in shaping Trade Finance
  • Understanding Cryptocurriencies and new-age digital currency concepts like Bitcoin, Filecoin, Stablecoins, and ICOs
  • Discover data analytics applications like credit analytics and their relevance to FinTech
  • Draw lessons from the new regulatory landscape and explore the growing significance of RegTech

SPJIMR Executive Alumni Status

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be eligible for the prestigious SPJIMR Executive Alumni Status. These participants will subsequently receive the alumni registration details from SPJIMR. The benefits include:

  • Lifetime 'Executive Alumni Status' from SPJIMR
  • Access to the Institute's executive alumni portal, social media groups and campus updates
  • Invitation to SPJIMR webinars and business conclaves (T&C apply)
  • Access to the SPJIMR library on-campus (browsing only)
  • Alumni discounts on MDP Programmes

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of SPJIMR.

Programme Modules

  • What Is FinTech - Evolution from E-Finance to FinTech
  • How Is FinTech Transforming Finance?
  • FinTech Ecosystem, Business Models & Emerging Sectors
  • Role of Python & R in FinTech
  • "Hello FinTech World" In Python
  • An Introduction to Blockchain
  • Public Key, Private Key & Hashing
  • Blockchain Proof of Work & Mining
  • Blockchain Security
  • Smart Contracts and Ethereum
  • Demo: Making Your Own Smart Contract
  • Reshaping Trade Finance
  • Understanding Cryptocurrencies
  • Bitcoin, Filecoin, Ethereum & Dogecoin
  • Stablecoins
  • The Ways of ICOs
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies
  • Enterprise Blockchain
  • Introduction of AI & ML
  • Understanding Basic Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks & Their Architecture
  • Basics of Decision Trees & Random Forests
  • Role of AI in Reshaping Financial Services
  • AI in Text Mining & Credit Analytics
  • AI and Future of Finance
  • FinTech Regulations Overview
  • FinTech Regulations Worldwide
  • Sector Wise FinTech Regulations in India
  • FinTech Sandboxes
  • RegTech
  • Payments & Alternative Lending
  • IoT & Insurance Sector
  • RoboAdvisory & AltPMS
  • Chatbots & Virtual Relationship Managers
  • Would Bots Be Auditing in Future?
  • Incumbent Banks & FinTech
  • Financial Inclusion and the Role of Technology
  • Upcoming Trends and Technologies Influencing FinTech

- Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.
- Schedule will be announced closer to programme start

Programme Director

Dr Vidhu Shekhar

Assistant Professor, Finance &
Associate Head, Centre for Financial Studies (CFS)

Prof. Vidhu Shekhar is a PhD and an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur. He has a rich corporate experience spanning multi-billion dollar Hedge Funds & Investment Banks in front-end Investment Management and Investment Banking (M&A and Private Equity) roles. He is also a co-founder in a stealth mode FinTech startup that is currently building an Automated Conversational Financial Advisor for the Indian market. Dr Vidhu's research work is in the areas of behavioural finance, financial economics, and heterodox economics. His research work has been published in several notable international, and national peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Dr Shekhar Shukla

Prof. Shekhar Shukla completed his Doctorate (FPM) in Decision Science and Information Technology & System Area from IIM Lucknow. He is an active researcher in the field of blockchain, data science, fuzzy logic, business analytics and multi-criteria decision analysis. His work has been published in book chapters as well as in articles across esteemed refereed journals and conferences held nationally and globally.

Programme Certificate

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from SPJIMR, upon meeting the evaluation criteria and maintaining a minimum attendance of 70%. The programme evaluation criteria includes regular quizzes, assignments, online exams, and simulations, conducted at the discretion of the faculty.

Sample Certificate

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of SPJIMR.

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Past Participant Experience
Top Industries
  • Banking & Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Others*

*Others include E-commerce, Infrastructure, FMCG, and Retail amongst others.

Top Functions
  • Finance/ Accounting
  • Marketing/ Sales
  • Information Systems/ Technology
  • Operations
  • Others*

*Others include Consulting, Education, General Management, and Legal, amongst others.

Top Companies
  • Barclays
  • Capgemini
  • HCL Technologies
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • ICICI Bank

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

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Round 2: The second application deadline is

Round 3: The third application deadline is

Round 4: The fourth application deadline is

In collaboration with Emeritus

Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.