FinTech CRA

At the intersection of the financial services industry and technology is Financial Technology (FinTech)—a fast-growing business sector dedicated to using emerging technology to facilitate millions of financial transactions daily. Atlanta is a hub for more than 100 FinTech companies, and many organizations are seeking professionals with the technical and financial skills necessary for success in the industry.

Mercer’s FinTech certificate program teaches individuals how to leverage artificial intelligence to drive innovation by combining data, technology, design, and people to solve problems, while being armed with the latest information on regulations and compliance. To earn the FinTech certificate, all four courses must be taken and individuals must pass a final exam after each course.

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals in accounting, finance, management, human resources and all who are seeking information on the payments or technological applications in the financial services industry

Next program begins August 14, 2021

  • Course One | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | August 14, August 28, September 11, September 25
  • Course Two | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | August 14, August 28, September 11, September 25
  • Course Three | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20
  • Course Four | 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20

Registration opening soon.

  • 48

    total hours of instruction on foundational FinTech topics

  • 7

    highly-credentialed instructors leading across program courses and topics

  • $2,995

    cost of program for all four courses covers instruction, meals, certificate presentation, and free parking

Program Details


Participants may attend the program in-person on Mercer’s Atlanta campus or synchronously online through Zoom. Access link will be provided one week prior to program start.


Program cost is $2,995 per person for all four courses. Individual courses are $995 per person or individual topics are $395 per person. Registration fee covers program materials, instruction, snacks and refreshments, free parking on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, and a Mercer certificate of completion for the full program. Special pricing is available for groups of three or more registering from the same organization and for current Mercer University students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Registration opening soon.

Course Outline

Mercer's FinTech program will cultivate in-demand skills in technological advances in the financial service industry emphasizing issues regarding compliance, regulation, and analytics. Learn more about the specific course topics covered in the program.

Meet the Instructors

Jody Blanke, J.D.

Professor Blanke, Ernest L. Baskin, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Law, has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, law, and ethics. He regularly teaches the Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environment of Business, Issues in Business Law, and Corporate Social Responsibility, Law for Entrepreneurs, the Law of Ethics of Big Data, Privacy Law and Policy, and Employment Law.

Dr. Anthony Choi

Dr. Anthony Choi, Professor of Engineering at Mercers School of Engineering, teaches and researches in the area of artificial intelligence and computer engineering. He teaches courses in digital logic, digital design, microprocessors, embedded systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and expert systems. All these areas have large applications in the area of FinTech.

Richard Fraher

Richard Fraher, Founder and Principal at Payment Innovation & Regulation, LLC, is an expert in the structure and function of traditional and emerging payment systems, banking law, compliance, and emerging regulation of FinTech. Previously, Mr. Fraher was legal counsel for the Federal Reserve’s Retail Payments Office with primary responsibility for the Fed’s check and ACH services.

Suresh Krishnamoorthy

Suresh Krishnamoorthy, Senior Executive and Financial Risk Professional at JPMorgan Chase, is experienced in high-level business strategy, ERM, Economic Capital and Investment Risk Management across all asset classes for Insurance and Pension fund clients. He is also an expert in asset modeling and valuation for all asset classes including exotic assets such as rainbow options and synthetic swaps. Managing large, firm-wide risk management teams is an additional expertise of Mr. Krishnamoorthy’s.

Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli

Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Associate Professor of Economics and Business Analytics, teaches and researches in the area of emerging markets and business analytics.

Glen Sarvady

Glen Sarvady, Managing Principal at 154 Advisors, is a subject matter expert in online payments, digital wallets, customer segmentation, and consumer behavior.

Dr. Vijaya Subrahmanyam

Dr. Vijaya Subrahmanyam, C. Ben Harnsberger Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business at Mercer University, teaches and researches in the area of financial institutions and markets, where the largest FinTech disruptions are occurring.

Key Takeaways

Essential Industry Knowledge

Gain an understanding of the FinTech industry and its role in transforming financial institutions, its history, size, and impact

Regulation and Compliance Foundations

Learn to identify rules and regulations that apply to financial sector participants and how to identify compliance challenges imposed by technological advances

Emerging Technology and Tools

Discover applications of artificial intelligence, expert systems, genetic algorithms, knowledge engineering, block chain, and new emerging technology in the field

Critical Thinking Skills

Cultivate the ability to ask the right questions and make executive decisions involving modern technological applications

Data-Driven Problem Solving

Learn about tools and techniques for data management, and storage in FinTech as well as how data be used to solve FinTech problems