Artificial Intelligence in Finance Specialisation

Get a 360-degree view of Artificial Intellgence in Finance and be the one leading the way

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Why AI for Financial Services?

AI has been transforming financial services, powered by big data and unparalleled computing capabilities. Hundreds of impactful use cases have emerged, empowering individuals and companies with a competitive edge.

  • Top financial leaders recognize the game-changing potential, with 72% anticipating a major AI impact.
  • Global giants like HSBC, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs pioneer AI in financial services from customer-facing to compliance.
  • Knowledge workers across each institution – financial, legal and product analysts – experience enhanced efficiency with AI tools.

Don’t miss and seize the opportunities of this megatrend, shaping the future of financial services at every level!

The leading programme on the market

Build Foundational Knowledge

12 hours of content across 4 courses, self-paced

Gain a Global View

Learn with industry experts from all continents and sectors

Business Frameworks

Learn business applications from dozens of case studies in finance

Programme Outcomes:

This specialisation is taught by innovators. Fortune500 Leaders. scientists. technology experts. researchers. AI experts.

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-Founder

Ayesha Khanna

Founder & CEO

Philip Watson

Head of the Global Investment Lab & CIO

Stephan Murer

Former Global CTO

Jon Ng

General Manager, Technology & Innovation

Winnie Cheng

Director of the AI Lab

Jean-Philippe Desbiolles

Global VP for Data, Cognitive & AI

Shameek Kundu

Head of Financial Services & Chief Strategy Officer

Siew Kai Choy

Director & Board Member

Ramneek Gupta

Founder & Managing Partner

David Hardoon

Senior Advisor for Data & AI

Frank Chen

Senior Software Engineer

Rand Hindi

Chief Executive Officer

Marcin Detyniecki

Head of Research & Development, Group Chief Data Scientist

Janet Yuen

Global Head of Conversational Banking

Gurjeet Singh

Founder & CEO

Cao Yang

Research Director

Erkin Adylov

CEO & Founder

Diane Nolan

Managing Director

Catherine Havasi

Co-Founder and Board Advisor

Martin Markiewicz

Co-founder & CEO

Anant Bhardwaj

Founder & CEO

Shonali Krishnaswamy

Chief Technology Officer

Programme Details

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Programme Tuition
£ 600

Program Format
100% online, self-paced

Participants of the course

Professionals including those in Financial Institutions, Corporates, Industry Associations, Tech Companies, Fintech, Support Services and Entrepreneurs, across these roles:

  1. Senior Leaders and Executives
  2. Strategy and Product Teams
  3. Risk Management and Security Teams
  4. Compliance Teams
  5. Marketing and Customer Teams

Earn an industry-accredited certificate

Receive a Certificate in AI in Finance issued by CFTE. The certificate online can serve as a stepping stone to further advancement in your career in digital finance. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand out in your field.

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Specialisation Curriculum

This specialisation is composed of 4 individual courses. Each course can be purchased individually.

Course 1: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Trends

What is AI? The first course defines and describes the impact of AI inside and outside of Finance, going through examples, analysing the causes, demystifying some concepts and sharing a framework for finance innovation.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 2: Use Cases of AI Outside of Finance
  • Module 3: Use Cases of AI in Finance
  • Module 4: Industry Drivers of AI in Finance
  • Module 5: AI Trends and Future Developments

Course 2 AI Technologies: Machine Learning Techniques, NLP and Recommendation Engines

This course will give you an overview of the taxonomies of AI, machine learning and deep learning. We will explore the mechanism needed to design and build an AI system, including data preparation and the modelling process.

  • Module 1: AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Module 2: Building AI: Data, Models & Training 
  • Module 3: Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Module 4: Recommendation Engines

Course 3: Implementing AI in an Enterprise: Technology Skillsets and Regulation

This course will discuss the implementation of AI in an enterprise. Initially, a strategic framework for AI implementation will be outlined with a particular focus on how technologies can be accessed by financial institutions. Following this, numerous infrastructure requirements to implement AI will be discussed. A deep dive into two key areas will then be investigated: The role of people in an AI-enabled world, and ethical considerations of AI implementation.

  • Module 1: Integration of AI at a Strategic Level
  • Module 2: Infrastructure for AI
  • Module 3: The Role of People
  • Module 4: Ethics and Risks

Course 4: Applications of AI in Finance: Use Cases from the Industry

This course will highlight key applications of AI in finance. This course will be longer than the other courses in the specialisation, each of the modules will focus on a single application area and will provide detailed insight into how each application creates value in financial services and highlighting the industry participants who are leading the implementation.

  • Module 1: Wealth and Asset Management
  • Module 2: Insurance
  • Module 3: Customer Services 
  • Module 4: Robotic Process Automation
  • Module 5: Credit Scoring
  • Module 6: Compliance and Fraud Detection 

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One-off payment

£ 600
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Pricing includes:

  • 4 courses and 12 hours of expert content
  • 72+ Expert Videos
  • 18+ video interviews from industry leaders
  • 25+ case studies from disruptive companies
  • 4 Quizzes
  • Lifetime access to global community
  • Accredited Certificate in AI for financial service

What our Alumni say about the Specialisation

How the course helps leading institutions

The content was really relevant. I really liked that it gave a lot of examples on how AI can be applied in the industry, the companies that are successful implementing AI as well as high level view on what AI is really about.
Magdalene Loh
Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation at Prudential Singapore
Since I finished the course, I raised suggestions to my team to integrate different technologies and AI in the different parts of the organisation
Goh Theng Kiat
Customer Success Officer at Prudential Singapore

Why learn at CFTE

Online & Self-paced

Learn whenever. Learn wherever. Your learning track is flexible to your goals.

Global View

Our courses offer a 360 view on the topic, focused on what matters.

Expert-led

Our courses are curated by 200+ finance experts who know what skills you must learn.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about our specialisation

This course is suited for a wide range of professionals who are keen to master the key elements of AI and want to understand its applications in finance. We welcome finance professionals, technologists, entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers and all the people who are ready to take a deep dive into the future of finance.

Although there are some very good courses on AI you can find online, The AI in Finance Specialisation, developed by CFTE and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, is the very first online course that walk you through you foundations of Artificial Intelligence, its applications in the finance industry, as well as the opportunities and risks of AI in the sector. We believe The AI in Finance Specialisation is unique because: We have designed a reference course with the industry for the industry. Participants will be given a comprehensive overview on the most relevant trends through a very structured curriculum. Participants will learn from industry leaders who work at the largest financial institutions, fast growing startups, investors and regulators. It gives an overview of the potential and challenges of AI in Finance, from insights of entrepreneurs who are developing AI to leaders implementing AI in financial institutions.

The course has been designed to give a solid foundational knowledge about Artificial Intelligence, and how it applies to different sectors of finance. On completion of the course, participants will be expected to: Have a good understanding of the main concepts behind Artificial Intelligence, including machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, machine vision, etc. Appreciate the developments of AI, especially in the context of financial services, and recognise its potential and limitations Learn to identify potential use cases of AI in different sectors of finance Be able to understand the opportunities and challenges of implementing AI Understand future applications of AI by applying conceptual frameworks Think of ways to apply AI to the financial industry. You will learn a lot in a structured way, and at your own pace.

We break our programmes into two types: short courses and specialisations. Our specialisations are a bundle of all of our short courses relating to an overarching topic. Specialisations allow learners to get a comprehensive and well-rounded understanding of a given topic in its many areas. If you have previous experience on this specialisation’s subject or you are interested in learning more about a specific area of it, you can enrol in the individual course that covers your area of interest, instead of taking the whole specialisation. Feel free to chat with us if you’d like some advise on which one would suit you best!

Yes, you can! Application period renews every 1-2 months. So keep an eye out on our page or talk to us on the chatbox to find out the latest updates!

There are no pre-requisites for taking the course. This course is largely non-technical to learn the business aspects of AI. Participants can get the most out of the course if they have a general knowledge of Fintech and innovation trends in finance. This could be achieved through a structured course such as CFTE’s Fintech Foundation course, Oxford’s Fintech course, MIT’s Fintech course or similar courses

You will have access to the course for 6 months from enrolment. This duration is set to ensure you can pace yourself for the best learning outcome. Though not a common request, you can talk to us if you need an extension of the access after the 6 months are up.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course. This certificate is digital so it can be shared at any time and embedded into your online professional profile.

If you are a singaporean citizen or PR, Apply via the “enrol now” buttons and sign in with your Singpass ID and password. Once you receive a reply from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, you can proceed to pay the discounted amount.

If not you are not a Singaporean citizen or PR, we accept all major credit cards and debit cards. You can choose to pay the full amount, or you can opt for a 3-part payment plan option. The 3-part payment option requires one payment upfront, followed by second and third during your course. Chat with us to find out more!

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