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Fundamentals of Fintech Product Management

In this self-paced course, you will delve into the fundamentals of the African fintech industry. It covers key topics, principles, and practical insights to guide your journey into fintech product management.

Curated Content

Get access to VFA's pre-read materials and curated video sessions from seasoned experts for an enhanced learning journey.

Strategic Product Challenges

Engage in product challenges tied to each week's module, applying your newfound knowledge to practical scenarios.

Community and Structure

Maintain focus with weekly topics, stay connected, share insights, and continue your professional growth with a supportive community of peers and the wider VFA network.

The Course

An Introduction to

Explore "FinTech" and its major trends revolutionizing financial services. Develop an understanding to categorize fintech firms and examine the financial services value chain.

Africa's Fintech

Discover key trends and prominent product categories in African fintech, understand revenue models and scaling strategies, and analyze customer acquisition and partnerships dynamics.

Key Areas of Fintech - Money Movement

Examine the payment systems in key African markets, understand their challenges and card payment processes, differentiate between gateways and processors, and delve into common issues in the sector.

Understanding Customer Needs

Develop a framework to identify customer needs, acquire market and user research skills, and understand their differences.

Topics Covered

Who is this for?

This self-paced program is designed for operators trying to accelerate their careers in product or looking to break into product management, specifically within the fintech industry.

You'll be an excellent fit if you fall into any of the following categories.

Project Managers

Mid-level project managers who have built capacity in more traditional organisations

Business Unit Leaders

Mid-level business unit leaders with experience working at a bank (retail/commercial) looking to switch to working in product management in a fintech startup

Product Managers

Mid-level product managers looking to dive into the fintech space and upskill in strategic product management


Consultants with experience working on businesses in the financial services industry

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  • What is the duration of the program?
    4-6 weeks depending on how long you spend on the reading and tasks assigned to you.
  • Is this program suitable for beginners in fintech?
    Yes, this program is designed for both beginners and individuals with some prior knowledge in fintech. We cover foundational concepts and gradually progress to more advanced topics in the live bootcamps.
  • Do I need any specific technical skills or prerequisites to enrol in the program?
    No specific technical skills are required. However, a strong interest in fintech and a willingness to learn are essential. We welcome participants from diverse backgrounds.
  • Will classes be held at a specific time?
    This is a self-paced, asynchronous course, so you will be responsible for your own time.
  • What is the time commitment required each week?
    On average, participants dedicate approximately 3-4 hours per week to completing the coursework, including reading, video content, and the assigned product challenges.
  • How will the product challenges work, and what's the expected level of difficulty?
    Product challenges are designed to reinforce your understanding of each week's module. They vary in complexity and provide practical applications of the knowledge gained during the course. They are structured to be both informative and engaging.
  • Can I access the course materials after the program ends?
    Yes, you will have access to the course materials for an extended period after the program concludes, allowing you to revisit and review the content as needed.
  • How do I join the community?
    You’ll be added to a dedicated Slack community once you reach the required checkpoint in the course.
  • Is there any certification upon completion of the program?
    Yes, participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion, which can be a valuable addition to your professional portfolio.
  • How do I enrol in the program, and what is the cost?
    To enrol, follow the registration process as described on this page. The cost of the program is $99 and payment details will be provided on the registration page.
  • Are there any discounts available for the program?
    There aren't any discounts available. But you can preview the first week of the course for free by using following the link here!
  • What sets this program apart from other product management courses?
    Our program is uniquely tailored to the African fintech landscape, providing insights and case studies specific to the region. It also offers a vibrant community of peers to enhance your learning journey.
  • I’ve registered and paid, what happens next?
    You will receive more information on how to get onboarded and access all programming content right away!
  • Who developed the content for this program?
    Our curriculum and content are curated and developed in partnership with senior PMs who have experience building products at companies such as Plaid, Money254, Flutterwave, Branch International, Sendy, Delivery Hero, Chipper Cash, 4G Capital, Okra, Yoco, Barclays, Stitch, Paystack, BFA Global, Diool, Duplo, Possible, and Remitly, as well as insights from operators from other fast-growing fintech companies globally.
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