Financial Technology Management

Digitization is transforming companies more fundamentally than the business world has ever seen. Value chains and entire business models will be interrupted. This is and will also be true for finance as a function as well as for the financial sector. 

Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the technologies (such as machine learning) as well as of their impact of data-driven decision-making on business processes and business models is a key skill for professionals in the area of finance.

The different certificate options in financial technology management provide participants with these skills and allow for a broad understanding of future developments in finance.


Prof. Dr. Uwe Walz

Academic Director



Regulatory pressures, technology as well as monetary policies are the key drivers of the changing financial industry. Decision makers can only stay abreast when they strive for continuous learning and inspiration.

Prof. Dr. Uwe WalzAcademic Director Goethe Business School, Chair of Industrial Organization Goethe University, Director Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

Our certificate programs enable you to create a curriculum tailored to your personal and professional needs. 

To qualify for the Certificate in Financial Technology Management, you are expected to participate in four courses of your choice from the list below. At least two of these courses must be chosen from the Financial Technology Management specialization area.

Courses to choose from:

Concentration CoursesFormatWhen
Alternative Investments12 two-hour sessionsOffered in WS 2021
Derivatives & Financial Engineering12 two-hour sessionsOffered in WS 2021
Specialization Courses
Big Data in Finance6 two-hour sessionsJun 5 - Jul 17, 2021
Ethics in Finance6 two-hour sessionsApr 23 - May 28, 2021
Digitalization of Banking & Finance6 two-hour sessionsJun 11 - Jul 16, 2021
Digital Assets, Blockchain Technology & 
The Future of Finance
6 two-hour sessionsJul 10 - 31, 2021
Trading & Technology6 two-hour sessionsJul 9 - 23, 2021

How you benefit

Key Facts

Course materials
Course materials will be provided in electronic form.

Course language

Certificate fee*
The package of four courses is offered at a 10% discount off the regular fee.
The regular fee is € 1.900 for 12 two-hour sessions and € 950 for 6 two-hour sessions, respectively. The fee for GBS students and alumni amounts to 800 € for 12 two-hour sessions and 400 € for 6 two-hour sessions. Fee is exempt from VAT.

Certificate of participation
Certificate in Financial Technology Management is awarded upon completion of the program.

Partially online via Zoom and Campus Westend of Goethe University Frankfurt

*Withdrawal and fee refund

In case the course withdrawal request is received two weeks prior to the start of classes, GBS will retain a withdrawal fee of € 100. In case the course withdrawal request is received less than two weeks prior to the start of classes, GBS will retain 50% of the payment made.