AI in Finance

Certified by DFI

This 9-week course provides an overview of and introduction to the use of artificial intelligence in a business context and its potential applications and pitfalls.


13 September 2020


*Start Date: 17 September 2020


9 weeks


Online, in our digital classroom


US$500 per person
(Financial Aid Available)

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Artificial intelligence course overview

In the last few years, AI technology has improved in leaps and bounds and simple artificial intelligence systems are already in use in a wide range of everyday services. But AI courses tend to approach the issue from either a heavily technical point of view or from a strategy standpoint. This course is designed to help business owners of AI projects in the finance sector, and helps place artificial intelligence in a business context.

From AI theory to machine learning modelling, this course provides a powerful introduction to and overview of the use of AI in business and practice in a real-world context. The course goes beyond the hype and takes a sober look at the power and limitations of AI, and how it can be effectively deployed in the finance sector. Centered heavily in a business owner perspective, this course will empower you to hold your ground in conversations around AI and machine learning as well as formulate your own informed opinions.

Why do I need this course?

This course is designed as an introduction to the use of AI in finance for:

  • Professionals who want to gain a solid understanding of the business opportunities surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in business.
  • Professionals heading up AI projects in private, public or development sector contexts will find this course extremely useful, as will any organisations, government departments and businesses looking to integrate AI into their operations.

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the concepts, terminologies and emerging issues in this fast-changing field. It will also prepare students for further specialised courses in specific areas of focus.

Artificial intelligence course schedule

  • Week 1

    Give me nothing but data!

  • Week 2

    Rummaging in the AI toolkit

  • Week 3

    Social media analysis

  • Week 4

    Fraud Management

  • Week 5

    Customer churn propensity

  • Week 6

    Operations & customer care

  • Week 7

    Credit scoring

  • Week 8

    Financial sector explorations

  • Week 9

    Promises, fantasies & perils


Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a group of theories, software and hardware aimed towards mimicking the decision-making capabilities of a human mind through computing.


AI technology can be used in a business context for a range of applications, from data handling to customer management.


Machine learning, or ML, is the use of specific algorithms and statistical models to help computers make complex decisions. ML is often a key part of developing an AI.


DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.


Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.


Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.


A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.


Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.


World-Class Academics and Practitioners

Ignacio Mas

Co-founder & Executive Director
Digital Frontiers Institute

Harry Wilson

Chief Product Officer

David del Ser


Kickstart your DFS career

Financial Aid

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you.  for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.

Use this information to find the best financial aid that supports your objectives. At any stage please contact us at

Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable

Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.

Multi-year Programs

Certified Digital Finance Practitioner

  • Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments (works out to $112 p.m.)
  • Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
  • Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 instalments
Foundational Courses

Foundational courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $500
Specialization Courses

Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.

  • Payment 1: $125
  • Payment 2: $125

Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?

DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.

Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at

Option 3: Referral Program

If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.

Foundation Courses

Eight successful referrals will result in your foundational course being fully subsidized.

Specialization Courses

Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.

Option 4: Scholarships

DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable instalments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.

  •         I am an active member of the digital financial services industry

Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:

  • Please provide a brief overview of experience.
  • To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
  • How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
  • Describe your current role and responsibilities.
  • Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
  • I can contribute $ to my course.

You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.