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Portfolio Management

Payments Management Lab Payments Management Lab

Overview
Type Scheduled Virtual
topic
Topic Portfolio Management
assignment
Level Advanced
Duration 17 June – 19 August 2021. 3 hours per week over 10 weeks
Language English
Special Offer Save 15 percent when you register by 30 April 2021. Enter Save15 at checkout.
Our inaugural Payments Management Lab program is sold out
Join us in June 2021 for our next program

We're excited to announce that our inaugural Payments Management Lab in March 2021 is sold out, with participants from 24 countries registering. Please join us for our next program, which runs 17 June through 19 August 2021. 

Special offer: Save 15 percent when you register by 30 April 2021. Enter Save15 at checkout to receive the discount.

Payments Management Lab (PML) is a fully reimagined, virtual version of our popular Bankcard Management School, which has helped thousands of global participants advance their payments careers.

Our 10-week program (approximately three hours per week) is designed to help you stay ahead in today’s competitive market by learning from industry leaders and gaining insights from payments colleagues from around the world.


Real-world education and practice for payments professionals

Learn from experts

Each week introduces essential content including card strategy, marketing, risk and profitability, delivered by Visa professionals and industry experts.

Apply your skills

Utilize the skills you’ve learned in a pressure-free environment and gain real-world insights as you build a card portfolio in a team-based simulation.

Expand your network

Connect with peers from around the globe as you participate in activities, discussions, polls and more.

Week-by-week program plan

Payments Management Lab is comprised of self-directed study and a team-based simulation.

Week 1

Economics

Explore the business and economic implications of managing a payments portfolio

Simulation
Engage with your team;
Prepare your Year 1 credit strategy

Week 2

Credit and marketing for new accounts

Study credit trends, learn customer targeting and segmentation, understand credit risk management

Simulation
Design a credit product;
Input Year 1 decisions

Week 3

Credit simulation results

Review your credit portfolio performance and see how you ranked against your competition

Simulation
Analyze results and key metrics;
Prepare Year 2 debit strategy

Week 4

Debit, prepaid and lifecycle management

Learn the factors influencing debit growth, explore the evolution of prepaid and manage your existing accounts

Simulation
Launch a debit product;
Input Year 2 decisions

Week 5

Debit simulation results

Review your credit and debit portfolio performance and study benchmark reports, competitive matrices and market share

Simulation
Analyze results and key metrics;
Prepare Year 3 acquiring strategy

Week 6

Interchange, acquiring and credit risk

Understand the acquiring environment, maximize revenue and control losses on existing accounts

Simulation
Manage an acquiring business and bid for new merchants;
Input Year 3 decisions

Week 7

Acquiring and merchant bidding results

Review your credit, debit and acquiring portfolio performance and see who won the four merchant bids

Simulation
Analyze results and key metrics;
Prepare Year 4 portfolio strategy

Week 8

Secure foundations for innovation

Explore digital commerce, artificial intelligence and trends shaping the security landscape

Simulation
Refine portfolio targets;
Input Year 4 decisions

Week 9

Adapt your final approach

Study your portfolio’s performance and adapt your strategy for your final round of decisions

Simulation
Analyze results and key metrics;
Prepare Year 5 portfolio strategy

Week 10

Preparing for tomorrow

Meet the new global consumers and discover how innovation can empower them in the future

Simulation
Refine portfolio targets;
Input Year 5 decisions


Post-program
See which team is crowned as the simulation champion

Experts

Learn from the people who know payments best.

When you complete the program, you’ll receive a digital certificate that can be shared on social media accounts or added to your email signature.

“This is one of the best courses I’ve undertaken. It really taught me the importance of considering all elements of the value chain when making portfolio decisions and the implications of not getting it correct.”
– Guy Mendelson, Managing Director, Business Owners Portfolio, ANZ