The Boulder Microfinance Training

The Boulder MFT in English helps participants explore deeply the challenges in the microfinance industry, ranging from MFIs viability to inclusive finance, including all aspects related to risk management, rural microfinance, savings mobilization, regulation, performance and financial analysis, with the support and under the guidance of renowned faculty.

The 2017 Boulder MFT Program will offer over 38 elective courses to choose from delivered by our Faculty, a diverse group of world-renowned experts, covering a broad range of topics and viewpoints.  This year, for the first time ever, the program will feature a track of courses dedicated to Digital Financial Services.  The program will also include the Boulder Master Class: New Financial Inclusion Paradigms, a dynamic roundtable event designed and led by Boulder Institute Founder and President, Robert Christen, and Vice president, Natasa Goronja, that brings together over 20 world renowned experts in microfinance to discuss financial inclusion from a holistic point of view. Each morning, participants take part in this discussion and debate on different aspects of financial inclusion, the lessons learned, and the diversity of approaches.

The Boulder Institute of Microfinance, led by our President and Founder, Robert Christen, has over 22 years of microfinance training experience and the collective expertise of over 150 faculty members. The Boulder MFT program provides an unrivaled opportunity for professionals working at every level of microfinance today. It is the only microfinance training program that specifically aims to equalize the spread of knowledge and resources in different parts of the world by offering microfinance training in three languages.

Transform Your Thinking

Our 3 week immersion program creates the space for participants to deeply reflect on specific challenges, and share ideas and strategies on how to face the sector's pressing issues, using new tools and a fresh perspective. The program brings together professionals from the whole spectrum of microfinance including MFIs, support institutions, central banks, ministries of finance, bi/multi-lateral aid organizations, development organizations, investors, universities, and more.

As part of the program, you will:

Develop management skills that will prepare you to address institutional challenges and practices in an effective and efficient manner.
Participate in real-life, practical case studies that have been experienced and directed by our globally renowned faculty.
Strengthen analytical skills with tools and methodologies that will equip you to confront emerging issues.
Build an invaluable network of personal contacts that will remain with you throughout your professional career.
Learn tested and cutting edge microfinance techniques that will facilitate the provision of valuable services to your clients.