This concentration is designed for students who are interested in learning about new applications of technology in financial services, under the general heading of Fintech (financial technology). In addition to mastering the foundations of finance, successful students in this concentration will learn how to leverage technology to create and improve financial services. The concentration provides both a broad and in-depth view of various Fintech topics (e.g., big data, machine learning, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain, digital currencies, algorithmic trading) and allows students to develop programming skills in R and Python. These tools and knowledge are especially valued by banks, consulting firms, financial technology, and investment firms.

Concentration in Fintech

Only one course may be double counted with another concentration.

Required Courses
FINA 3303Investments4
or FINA 3301 Corporate Finance
FINA 4380Financial Data Analytics with Python4
Complete two of the following:8
Fintech and Financial Innovation
Blockchain Applications in Finance and Accounting
Applied Financial Econometrics
Machine Learning in Finance