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Certified Course in Digital Money

Certified Course in Digital Money (CIDM)


The SEEP Network is partnering with the Fletcher School at Tufts University and Digital Frontiers Institute to offer an online course in Digital Money. Participants that complete the course requirements will receive a Certificate from Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

12 weeks to complete
Self-paced, you will require 6 – 8 hours per week
The course is delivered in the Digital Frontiers Institute online classroom

Cohort 5
Start Date: 18th September 2017
Applications Close: 18th August 2017

Course Fee
The course fee has been significantly lowered thanks to generous scholarship funding from program donors.

SEEP Members - USD 900 (Members receive a 10% discount)
Non-Members - USD 1,000

For more information please contact Carla de Chassy at:


Course overview

The Certified Course in Digital Money is our foundational course on digital money, it covers all aspects of the digital payments and digital financial services ecosystem and value chain, beyond what one would normally find in a course on money and banking. This course provides a high-level view of the various elements of digital financial services, it also provides practical thoughts and insights into key operational details and helps to map out a complex landscape.

Who should attend this course?

This course has been developed for professionals who wish to gain a holistic understanding of digital payments and emerging digital financial services, particularly those working to accelerate a financial inclusion agenda. The course also makes an excellent compliment to organizational training and professional development goals, enabling individuals, teams and leaders to develop a stronger, more unified understanding of digital financial services. Organizations with key goals related to digital financial services & financial inclusion are strongly encouraged to enroll.

What are the intended outcomes?

Following completion of the course you will have an integrated 360-degree view of digital payments. The course will cover core areas of digital financial services and help you become familiar with a standard set of concepts and vocabulary. This will allow you to confidently participate in conversations, exchange ideas and apply these learnings to your work, ultimately leading to your professional growth as a peer in this industry.

What you will learn

The basics of money and payments
Introduction to digital money
The mechanics of digital payments

Business models and risks
Competition and disruption

Understanding customers
Designing customer experiences

Independent study week

Technology and operational enablers
Mobile data environment 
Safety and security

Public policy
Regulating Digital Financial Services 
Industry collaboration

Financial inclusion


Your hosts for the course
World-Class Academics & Practioners

Dr. Ignacio Mas 
Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr. David Porteous
Chairman, Digital Frontiers Institute


Gavin Krugel
CEO, Digital Frontiers Institute

Professor Kim Wilson
Director, The Fletcher Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion,
The Fletcher School, Tufts University


Jamilah Welch
Associate Director, Institute for Business in the Global Context,
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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