FinTech and Regulatory Innovation

Program Overview

Given the rapid advancements in financial technology, Executives require a sound understanding of FinTech challenges and the gap between innovators and regulators regarding FinTech and business models.

In order to support the needs of learners in China, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) is now offering the Fintech and Regulatory Innovation Program. The program content is powered by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.

Developed through research conducted by the CCAF, the program develops global leaders of the FinTech ecosystem, from central bank and securities agency regulators to top executives from financial institutions and corporations alike. Leveraging technology, the program is delivered virtually, with both live and self-paced sessions. Over the course of the eight-week program learners should expect five to eight hours of learning per week with a combination of lectures, group interaction, exercises, readings and videos. The program culminates with a group project, under the supervision of academic and professional tutors.

Program Objectives

  • Strengthen FinTech innovation and regulatory knowledge among policy makers and industry practitioners from China

  • Build the capacity of policy makers to address evolving regulatory needs within the FinTech sector

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a holistic understanding of the mechanics and applications of key innovative technologies employed in FinTech firms

  • Distinguish between various FinTech business models and evaluate potential regulatory and policy implications and responses across regulatory jurisdictions

  • Utilize analytical tools to critically assess FinTech business models and prioritize areas of regulation according to their respective regulatory, supervisory and policy objectives and capabilities

  • Assess the viability and suitability of an array of regulatory innovation initiatives and responses in the different jurisdictions

  • Create a proposal to catalyze regulatory innovation within participant institutions

  • Develop a tangible outcome that can spark regulatory innovation within participating institutions

Date:Fall 2021


Participant profile:Government regulators, regulatory experts who want to deepen their knowledge of fintech or initiate Fintech related policies. Entrepreneurs, senior executives seeking for digitalization of banking, securities, insurance, asset management and other financial institutions; Founders or executives of a Fintech or financial services company; Founders or executives of Internet companies, AI, blockchain and other technology-oriented companies; Executives of brick-and-mortar enterprises and investment institutions who want to set up in fields such as Fintech and blockchain. Individuals who want to move into the financial technology industry or get a better job opportunity in this field.

Language of instruction:Mandarin

Program Fee:13,000 RMB

Course Modules

Module 1: Overview and Foundational Technologies in FinTech

Module 5: Student Project Development

Module 2: Unbundling Banking

Module 6: FinTech Credit | Regtech/suptech and Techsprints

Module 3: Payments | Regulatory reform and revision

Module 7: Cryptoassets and DLT | International regulatory cooperation

Module 4: Alternative Capital Raising | Regulatory sandboxes

Module 8: Final Project Presentations

*For modules 3,4,6,7, courses are divided into two parts to help students better understand market developments and latest regulatory trends in the Fintech fields.

Program Learning Format

Taught online, the program combines both self-paced learning with synchronous sessions. In addition to Faculty-led live sessions and live tutorials, the program includes a range of offline readings, exercises, videos and interactions between participants and program Faculty.

Expected learner commitment: 5-8 hours per week, 1 hour live per week

Academic Director: Professor Ben Shenglin, Dean of ZIBS and AIF, Zhejiang University

A series of guest lectures, led by experts from academia and the industry, will supplement and deepen the learning experience.

Academic Director

Professor Ben Shenglin

Dr. Ben Shenglin is Dean of Zhejiang University International Business School, Professor of Zhejiang University Management School and Dean of Academy of Internet Finance. He is also Director of International Monetary Institute, Renmin University of China. Before beginning his academic career in 2014, Dr. Ben held senior positions with leading global financial institutions and is a well-trusted advisor to both the public and private sector.


A unique aspect of this program is the engagement of a group of dedicated Tutors. Academics and practitioners, these experts provide insights and on-going support to program participants throughout the learning journey, answering questions, leading discussion and guiding the project phase of the program.

Lead Tutor

Chen Hungyi

Dr. Chen Hungyi is Academic Director of MSc Finance Program (iMF) at Zhejiang University International Business School. He was Asia-Pacific Region Manager for the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge. Hungyi's research focuses on financial technologies regulation, specifically in crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and online payment. Hungyi holds a Doctor of Laws from Nagoya University.

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Zhejiang Province and the Yangtze River Delta, the home of Zhejiang University, is a hub for innovation at the heart of China's dynamic economic growth, and the source of China's management best practice. Leveraging a legacy of academic excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship from China, ZIBS embraces and embodies the future. We prepare responsible and aspiring leaders, and the ecosystem we serve, to face the challenges of an increasingly complex global business environment. By connecting people and ideas, we shape the future of business in the new global economic era.

Academy of Internet Finance (AIF), Zhejiang University

AIF is the first and broadest interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in China. Since its inception in 2015, AIF boasts unrivaled connectivity with industry and government authorities and has established a number of research hubs which focus on Internet Finance from a variety of perspectives, which promote inter-disciplinary studies. Leveraging its unique position in China, AIF provides thought leadership, industry exposure and learning support throughout this program.

The program content is powered by:

Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF),

Cambridge Judge Business School

CCAF has been established to conduct cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, rigorous and critical research on all aspects of alternative finance. It aims to have high impact not only on academic thought leadership, but also on policy decision-making and business practice globally. Having developed the FinTech and Regulatory Innovation program, CCAF is pleased to be a knowledge partner for the release of the program to learners in China.


Sally Shen

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The following regulatory institutions have participated in the international version of this program, delivered by CCAF.