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In Collaboration with Rise Mumbai, Created by Barclays, a Global Leader in Financial Innovation

176 Hour Online Instructor-Led Virtual Training

Hands-on Experience via Internship at Rise Mumbai*

Available in both, Classroom and Online Delivery Modes

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About Course

The FinTech Prodegree, in association with Rise Mumbai as the Knowledge Partner, is a first-of-its kind 176-hour online program providing in-depth exposure to four key FinTech domains through a rigorous industry-aligned curriculum. The program also features capstone projects, case studies and periodic interaction with industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the FinTech space.



Cutting-edge program with case studies by FinTech pioneers, designed and delivered in collaboration with Rise Mumbai.


Holistic Learning

Exposure to technologies such as Block Chain, Robotics, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics.


Experiential Learning

Learning methodology consisting of live virtual lectures, case studies, use cases, capstone projects and social learning.


Program Delivery

Delivered by trainers and FinTech professionals from Imarticus Learning and Rise Mumbai in an entirely instructor-led online delivery mode.



Cutting-edge program with case studies by FinTech pioneers, designed and delivered in collaboration with Rise Mumbai.


Holistic Learning

Exposure to technologies such as Block Chain, Robotics, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics.


Experiential Learning

Learning methodology consisting of live virtual lectures, case studies, use cases, capstone projects and social learning.


Program Delivery

Delivered by trainers and FinTech professionals from Imarticus Learning and Rise Mumbai in an entirely instructor-led online delivery mode.


The Prodegree features a cutting-edge curriculum that aligns to globally-recognized standards and features the very latest in global trends and best practices.


Rise Mumbai Leadership explains the curriculum and program coverage.

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Finance Primer
Fintech Primer
Block Chain
Advanced Analytics
Machine Learning
Design Thinking
Capstone Project

Global Financial Markets

  • Capital Markets
  • Market Participants
  • Products
  • Regulations
  • Risk and Surveillance

Banking Technology and Operations

  • Financial Ecosystem
  • Banking Process Framework
  • Payments Ecosystem
  • Compliance and Risk Management

Global Banking

  • Business Segments
  • Sources and Application of Funds
  • Product Pricing vs. Cost of Funds
  • Common Regulatory Framework
  • Treasury Functions

Payments Ecosystem

  • Payment Ecosystem
  • P2P, B2C, B2B
  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Consumer and Retail Payments
  • Wholesale Payments

Lending Ecosystem

  • Product and Transfer Pricing
  • NPA Management
  • Retail and Consumer Lending
  • Consumer Loans Products
  • Lead Lifecycle – Traditional v/s New FinTech Approach

Financial Information Systems

  • Financial Software and Analytic Tools
  • Banking and Payment Processing Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Markets Infrastructure

Introduction to FinTech

  • What is FinTech?
  • Market Size and Potential
  • FinTech Hubs
  • Technology
  • Big Data 102 and AI 102

Breaking the Financial Services Value Chain

  • Payments, Deposits and Lending
  • Capital Raising
  • Investment Management
  • Market Provisioning
  • Insurance

FinTech Solutions

  • Payments and POS Innovation
  • Behavioural Biometrics
  • Regulated Crowd-funding Ecosystems
  • Remittances
  • Payment Solutions
  • FinTech Innovation for Wearables

The Future of FinTech

  • The Future of Financial Services
  • Innovation through Big Data
  • The API Economy
  • The 10 Times Better Rule


  • History of Ledgers
  • Decentralised Ledger Concepts
  • The Basics of Block Chain Technology
  • Blockchain Technology Stack

Advanced Concepts

  • Blocks
  • Mining
  • Consensus
  • Distributed Databases
  • Ethereum Smart Contracts
  • Security


  • The First Blockchain Use Case: Bitcoin
  • Cryptocurrency: Why it was Needed
  • Cryptocurrencies & Altcoins
  • Blockchain Frameworks
  • Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric


  • As a Financial System
  • For Provenance Tracking
  • For Interorganisational Record
  • For Multi-party Aggregation

Use Cases in Financial Services

  • Simplifying Cross-border Payments
  • Smart Assets in the Trade Finance Chain
  • The Future of Share Trading
  • Smart Contracts
  • Online Identity Management

Case Studies on Block Chain in Financial Sector

  • Case Study on Block Chain, Created by Rise Mumbai

Behavioural Analytics

  • Examining How and Why Humans Make Decisions

Predictive Analytics

  • Using a Data-driven Simulation Approach to Determine Future Outcomes with Greater Certainty and Confidence

Sentiment Analysis

  • Discerning Sentiment from Structured and Unstructured Data

Data Visualization

  • Presenting Insights in Pictorial Form to Improve the Quality and Speed of People’s Decision-making

Use Cases in Financial Services

  • Credit Scoring
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Marketing, Retention & Loyalty Programs
  • High Frequency Trading
  • Fraud Detection

Case Studies on Data Analytics in Financial Sector

  • Case study on Data Analytics, powered by Rise Mumbai

Machine Learning

  • Application of Machine Learning
  • Best Practices of Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Deep Learning Platforms
  • Machine Learning in 2020

Neural Networks

  • Perceptron Learning
  • Backpropagation Learning
  • Learning Feature Vectors for Words
  • Object Recognition

Keras and Tensor Flow

  • Setting up KERAS
  • Creating a Neural Network
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Neural Networks using Tensorflow
  • Unsupervised Learning

Hive and Spark Ecosystem

  • Introduction to Hive and Spark
  • Data Sharing in MapReduce
  • Data Types and Validation
  • Spark Configuration
  • Spark Machine Learning Lifecycle

Use Cases in Financial Services

  • Risk Management
  • Investment Predictions
  • Credit Underwriting and Portfolio Monitoring.
  • Digital Assistants
  • Network Security

Case Studies on AI and ML in Financial Sector

  • Case study on AI and ML powered by Rise Mumbai.

Robotic Process Automation: A Primer

  • Automation Spectrum
  • What is RPA?
  • RPA vs Traditional Automation
  • Applications of RPA
  • What Else can RPA do?

RPA In Depth

  • How Does RPA Work?
  • RPA Lifecycle
  • RPA Products in the Market
  • RPA Tools
  • Impact on Outsourcing Industry

Process Assessment

  • Reviewing a Process
  • Getting the Most of Automation
  • Measurements & ROI
  • Evaluate Automation Partners


  • Feasibility Assessment
  • Infrastructure Requirements
  • System Access
  • IT Support and Management
  • What to Take Away from RPA?

Use Cases in Financial Services

  • Client Onboarding
  • KYC
  • Post Trade Operations
  • Financial Control
  • Regulatory Reporting

Case Studies on RPA in Financial Sector

  • Case study on RPA, powered by Rise Mumbai

Pitch To Rise Mumbai! (Group Capstone Project Submission)

In this Group Capstone project, you will leverage what you’ve learned throughout the Prodegree to solve a business problem using a choice of FinTech domains you learnt about. The Project Submission and Presentation will be 15 days from the date of assigning the project.

1) Define the problem you want to solve and investigate potential solutions and performance metrics.
2) Analyze the problem through visualizations and data exploration to have a better understanding of what algorithms and features are appropriate for solving it.
3) Implement your solution and metrics of choice, documenting the process followed.
4) Collect results about the performance of the models used and validate/justify your assumptions.
5) Construct conclusions about your results, and discuss whether your implementation adequately solves the problem.
6) Prepare a Presentation documenting your journey and solution and present it in front of Rise Mumbai Leadership.

What is Design Thinking?

  • What is Design?
  • Various Design Processes
  • What is Design Thinking?
  • New Innovative Thinking to New Problems.
  • Design Thinking Mindset
  • Service Design
  • Lean & Agile Methodology

Stages of Design Thinking

  • Empathize
  • Define a Problem
  • Interpret the Results
  • Ideate
  • Prototype
  • Validate

In each of the four FinTech domains, we invite Indian and global FinTech startups to present their journey, challenges and lessons learnt. Leverage their experience to really understand the FinTech landscape.

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Blockchain: Ethereum, an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform

RPA: Uipath, the most powerful RPA platform for fast and highly scalable automation

Advanced Analytics: Python, the fastest-growing technology in finance with an abundance of open source Financial libraries and is perfect for your next venture into Fintech

Machine Learning: Hive, Spark, TensorFlow

Learning Methodology

The FinTech Prodegree is delivered using an experiential learning methodology that blends theoretical concepts with hands-on practical learning to ensure a holistic understanding of the subject.


Live Lectures

Live lectures with experienced faculty to understand basic concepts.


Guest Lectures

Guest lectures by Rise Mumbai leadership and start-ups.


Case Studies

Case studies throughout the program, including by Rise Mumbai.


Industry Projects

In-depth projects for each FinTech technology.

Case Studies by Rise Mumbai

Rise Mumbai has shared real-world case studies from both BFSI clients and customers’ perspective in the form of video tutorials. This will empower you with the knowledge you need to develop strategic frameworks for creating business models, present an investment thesis, or propose ideas for FinTech innovation. Aspirants are required to solve these case studies at home, and the solution will be discussed and debated in class.

Case study 1
  • Tech: Block Chain
  • What: Payment and settlement of fiat currencies & derivative contracts
  • Who: German IB
Case study 2
  • Tech: RPA
  • What: Use of RPA for securities processing
  • Who: US-based BPO
Case study 3
  • Tech: Advanced Analytics
  • What: Use of Analytics to identify credit defaulters
  • Who: US Bank
Case study 4
  • Tech: AI and Machine Learning
  • What: Build a Chat Bot
  • Who: Leading Indian Bank


Career opportunities in FinTech are exploding as the sector continues to expand and disrupt all segments of Financial Services.

FinTech Disruption

FinTech covers technology-enabled business model innovation in the financial sector through disintermediation. This is currently disrupting and blurring industry boundaries to revolutionize how firms create and deliver products and services and provide new gateways for entrepreneurship and seed opportunities for inclusive growth.

Drivers of Growth

Demand for Fintech is growing due to a large digitally-savvy population seeking newer technologies with greater convenience and the need for greater profitability by Financial Institutions. On the supply side, we see an increased proliferation of connected devices, coupled with falling device and data costs, and a push by Government initiatives towards a digital economy.

  • Global FinTech software and services sector expected to grow to USD 45 billion by 2020.
  • In 2016, financial technology companies around the world raised a total of ~$36 billion in financing.
  • India among the top 3 countries in the world with the highest number of FinTech start-ups
  • The Indian FinTech industry is estimated at $2 Billion by 2020.
  • Over 1,500 funding deals in 2016 from over 1,700 unique investors.


Aspirants can find ample opportunities across the spectrum in:

  • Established Banks and Financial Services Institutions who have embraced FinTech
  • FinTech startups
  • Become FinTech entrepreneurs


Asset Management


Reg Tech




Mobile Banking


FX & Trading


Financial Advisory




Security & Privacy

The Imarticus Careers Assistance Services (CAS) team provides a rigorous career and industry mentorship process that is customized to your needs.

“A well equipped teaching facility and experienced teaching professionals with a strong grip on their subjects. An institute that aims nothing but to train professionals and freshers to work with the highest standards of professionalism.”

Dipti Singh
JP Morgan

“My journey with Imarticus has excelled me, bringing out my talent to its utmost, both in my personal and professional life. I would personally like to thank the management, the trainers and all the people whose efforts are involved with this institute.”

Maxwell Louis D’Mello
BNP Paribas

“The trainers here are very Friendly and professional at the same time. This organization is a truly an outstanding one that is nurturing the raw candidates into specialized working professionals.”

Gaurang Mistry


On completion of the FinTech Prodegree, aspirants will receive an industry endorsed Certificate of Achievement from Imarticus Learning which will be co-branded with Rise Mumbai.


Collaboration with Rise Mumbai


Case Studies

Rise Mumbai has shared real-world case studies which will provide unique insights into the world of FinTech and its applications across multiple domains.


Program Delivery

The program will be delivered by Imarticus along with Rise Mumbai leadership and startups to ensure a judicious blend of theoretical input and real world application.


Intern with Rise Mumbai

Candidates can apply to the Rise Mumbai internship program or other available programs like Rise Accelerator to receive technical support and mentorship. Click here to learn more

About Rise Mumbai

Rise Mumbai, created by Barclays, connects India to the global FinTech community. Rise is an open innovation platform for experimentation and scaling FinTech, which operates in seven of the world’s top FinTech ecosystems ( It is a global community of the world’s top innovators working together with Barclays to create the future of financial services.

Industry speak



Head of Global Corporates at Barclays Corporate Banking (India)

“Rise Mumbai is proud to be associated with Imarticus as the Knowledge Partner for this Prodegree. First, our subject matter experts – both academics and entrepreneurs –have given steer on the overall curriculum of this program to ensure it is industry-aligned. Second, we will be sharing our global vantage point through case studies and use cases throughout the program.”


The FinTech Prodegree is ideal for:


Finance Professionals

Finance Professionals with
2+ Years of Experience in Financial Services.


IT Professionals

IT Professionals with Experience Working at a Financial
Services Firm.



Entrepreneurs & Innovators Who Want to Be Part of the
FinTech Disruption.



Aspirants who want to expand their knowledge and enter the Financial services / FinTech space.


Finance Professionals

Finance Professionals with
2+ Years of Experience in Financial Services.


IT Professionals

IT Professionals with Experience Working at a Financial
Services Firm.



Entrepreneurs & Innovators Who Want to Be Part of the
FinTech Disruption.



Aspirants who want to expand their knowledge and enter the Financial services / FinTech space.

To enroll for the FinTech Prodegree, please click below:


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    Manoj Kankaria – Barclays

    Specialisation – Market and Credit Risk, Prime Margin Technology,
    Manoj joined Barclays in 2013, currently heading Market Risk,

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    Credit Risk and Prime Margin Technology in India. His main mission is to create an integrated front to back risk offering with strong focus on organizational development bringing together Leadership, Learning and Talent. In 2015, Manoj was featured in “Million Stories” for delivering innovative solution to bring efficiency in the operational business processes in the bank. Prior to Barclays, Manoj held various leadership roles at UBS Investment Bank, Network Protocol Technology companies and Automotive/Aerospace research in USA and UK. Manoj’s Automotive research software was showcased in Symposium on International Automotive Technology. Manoj has been part of successful start-up in Boston which was acquired by NetApp. Manoj completed his Engineering and Management Degree from University of Pune.
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    Shrikant Ekbote – Barclays Specialization: Design Thinking

    Shrikant has overall 20+ years of professional design career spanning multiple domains like engineering,

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    telecom and banking and finance and has held multiple Senior positions in global MNCs. He is currently working with Barclays Global Service Center (GSC) India, as V.P. User Experience design for it’s Investment Banking business unit. He was instrumental in establishing a UX design practice in India as part of then global ‘Design and Digital office’ which was a horizontal competency delivering design services to multiple business divisions of Barclays. In his current role he is leading design team for Investment banking unit of Barclays where his team is responsible for delivering world class experiences for Barclays Investment banking clients and colleagues. He has completed his Masters in Product Design from Industrial Design Center at I.I.T., Bombay.
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    Pradeep Bilurkar Specialization: Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics

    Pradeep has overall 23 years of experience out of which 16+ years in IT field and 10 years of experience in the field of Analytics

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    Pradeep is currently working with Wipro and have core skills in Statistical Modelling, Data Engineering, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Deep Neural Network, and Natural Language Processing along with good experience in Project management and program management. Pradeep has provided innovative solutions in various domains like Manufacturing, Automotive, Mining, Defense etc
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    Utkarsh Verma Specialization: Block Chain, IoT

    Utkarsh is a technology enthusiast specializing in Block Chain and Internet of Things. He is the Co-Founder of Algorythmix

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    which is a team of innovators and radical thinkers working on some disruptive applications of Block Chain. He has worked on Block Chain implementation projects for global clients to decentralize KYC and credit ratings, and created a decentralized platform to calculate cyber security risk for cyber insurance. He is also the founder of, an IT services company. Utkarsh started his career in the banking sector, having previously worked at Axis Bank and ICICI FirstSource as an Information Analyst. He has an MBA in IT – Networks and Infrastructure from Symbiosis Center for Information Technology, Pune.
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    Olaf Ransome Specialization: Block Chain

    Olaf has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services in a career spanning investment banking and private banking across Zurich, New York & London.

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    His experience covers both Run-the-Bank and Change-the-Bank roles in Securities and FX Operations, Transaction Banking, Prime Brokerage, as well as several years of consulting across many disciplines and product areas. Olaf is a thought leader in financial services and a regular Blogger as “The Bankers’ Plumber”. His extensive network includes close contacts with various leaders in the FinTech space. Exposure to those at the bleeding edge has helped him understand both where the Financial Services industry is in terms of its current challenges and where it might be helped with the advent of new technology such as the Blockchain. Olaf has had permanent roles at Salomon Brothers, Goldman Sachs & Credit Suisse. His consulting work has covered SIX Group, Nomura, IBM, CLS Group, Luxoft, State Street, Luxoft, Sberbank, FirstRand and Nordea.
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    Yogesh Parte Specialization: Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning

    Yogesh is a research engineer with over 14 years of experience in algorithmic development and proof of concept (PoC) demonstration using MATLAB, C/C++, Python and R.

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    He is the Founder of Y P Consulting Services, which provides specialized services and software solutions in the field of innovation engineering and technology applications. Previously, he has worked as post-doctoral researcher at University of Paul Sabatier and a research & development engineer at Modartt S. A. in Toulouse, France. Yogesh holds a PhD. in Applied Mathematics from University of Paul Sabatier, France and has won over 30 awards for academic excellence.
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    Akash Bhatia
    Specialization: Artificial Intelligence

    Akash is the Founder of Infinite Analytics and has over fourteen years of experience in technology, e-commerce and analytics.

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    Code and Analytics India Magazine has called Infinite Analytics one of the most exciting big-data analytics start-ups in the world. Prior to Infinite Analytics, Akash co-founded India’s first and largest ticketing company, KyaZoonga (, in 2006. Prior to Kyazoonga, Akash was an engineer with Oracle/PeopleSoft in Silicon Valley. He has completed his B.E from College of Engineering, Pune, holds an M.S from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Akash was also a Legatum Fellow for the year 2010, while at Sloan.
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Industry Speak: Why FinTech? Ram Gopal, CEO – Barclays Bank India

Industry Speak: Collaboration with Imarticus Taranjit Jaswal , Head of Global Corporates at Barclays Bank India

Imarticus Learning – Program Curriculum Fintech Prodegree – Harish Thakkar.


What is the format of the program?
 The FinTech Prodegree is delivered in an entirely Live Instructor-led Virtual Training mode, where you will log in to the virtual conference at a fixed time each weekend and interact with the faculty and fellow students in real time. If, for whatever reason, you miss a live lecture, do not worry – The lectures are recorded and will be available for future reference on our state of the art learning management system.
What tools will be taught in the program?
The Prodegree will provide hands-on training using tools like Apache Spark, Hive, Python, and UiPath. You do not need to have mastery over these tools. Please note this is not a training program on how to use Spark, Hive, Python, etc. The tool-based training is to provide a more holistic understanding of FinTech domains, where aspirants can implement the learning through Instructor-led demos during the course as well as a fair amount of self study.
Do you offer placements for this Prodegree?
The FinTech Prodegree is a functional upskilling program that aims to open doors for aspirants in FinTech or Financial Services firms. Imarticus does not offer placements or career services for this Prodegree. The Prodegree does offer a paid internship at Rise Mumbai if you are interested.
What study material will be provided to us for the program?
The core learning will happen via 180 hours of Instructor-led, live virtual classes at designated times on weekends. You will receive additional study material including:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Additional reading material / eBooks
  • Case studies and use cases by Rise Mumbai
  • Recordings of previous virtual classes

You will be given 6 month access to a fully integrated online learning portal where all your learning material will be uploaded. You will need to log in to the learning portal using the credentials provided and navigate through the portal as required.

What certification will I receive on completion?
You will receive the industry-endorsed FinTech Prodegree certification, which will be co-branded with Rise Mumbai.  This is subject to at least 60% attendance throughout the Prodegree and completion of the Capstone project.
What are the fees for the program?
The FinTech Prodegree is available for an introductory price of Rs 100,000 only.

You can pay by credit card, debit card or net banking from all leading banks. In the event you are unable to pay, please contact 18002677679 for further assistance.

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