Product Management

Certified by DFI

This expert-led 5-week online course will empower individuals with a solid understanding of product management in a digital age and its application in fintech businesses within developing markets.


20 September 2020


*Start Date: 24 September 2020


5 weeks


60 35 seats remaining


Online, in our digital classroom


US$850 per person
(Financial Aid Available)

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Product Management course overview

What does it take to be an effective fintech product manager in the disruptive digital era? This 5-week course will equip individuals with a solid understanding of product management in a digital age and its application in digital finance businesses within developing markets and low-to-middle income (LMIC) country. Students who successfully complete this course will have a clear understanding of the role of a product manager and the unique skills that an effective product manager needs.

Why do I need a product management course?

Our Product Management course has been developed with digital finance product managers in mind. It is tailored to suit people currently working in or looking to work with and manage a wide range of fintech products. This would include managers, product managers, project managers, business analysts, marketers, salespeople and business developers as well as commercial and finance staff.

This course will also help students to effectively identify and avoid common reasons for product failure, guide product strategy, roadmaps and financial models, and design successful launch plans. Students will also learn how to communicate and document product features effectively and identify the key metrics that need to be monitored and managed.


Neil Schwartzman


Neil is a seasoned executive with 15+ years’ experience throughout Canada and Africa. He has a proven track record of achievements in startup, e-commerce, on-demand and sharing economy.


Nuvin Jatala

FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd

Nuvin has more than 20 years of diversified experience in IT governance, IT strategy and technology-based implementations including digital platforms/branchless banking, core banking systems, ERP solutions, IT projects management, and business process re-engineering.


Shabnam Osman


Shabnam has experience across the financial services industry.  She has created products for both end customers and business partners. From roadmaps to team management, her practical knowledge of the full product lifecycle is invaluable.


Muhammed Hamayun Sajjad


Recognized as one of Asia’s top 100 fintech leaders, Muhammed is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with over 17 years’ experience in the mobile financial services, payments industries, and telecommunications.


Product management is an organisational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, production and marketing of products.


A product manager is a professional role which is responsible for the development and launching of products for an organization.


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 of 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.

Product management course schedule

  • Week 1

    Becoming a product manager

  • Week 2

    Nailing strategy and innovation

  • Week 3

    Nuts, bolts and budgets

  • Week 4

    Roadmaps and product marketing

  • Week 5

    Creating a Go-To-Market plan


World-Class Academics and Practitioners

Paul Hobden

Chief Operating Officer
Digital Frontiers Institute

Kathryn Grace

Founding Partner and Director
GLU Global

Nathier Kasu

Management Consultant

Owen Meredith

Founding Partner
GLU Global

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

Foundation 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 foundation 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 installments. 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.