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FinTech Certificate

12 total credits | average 9 months to complete

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Start Date
4 courses

Fall 2024

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Expertly Navigate the Evolving Financial Services Landscape 

FinTech continues to disrupt the financial sector. This interaction of finance and technology offers companies countless opportunities to improve everything from customer interactions to investment strategies. The online Graduate Certificate in FinTech enables professionals to deepen their understanding of fintech fundamentals and ecosystems, develop new and relevant skills, and advance their careers.

Admission Criteria

To enroll in the online Graduate Certificate in FinTech program a candidate must complete an online application, in which they will submit:  

  • A resume 
  • A bachelor’s degree transcript from an accredited college or university* 

Also, candidates must complete a virtual or written interview with a Student Success Manager. 

*An unofficial transcript is acceptable for admission; an official transcript is due by the start of the first course. 



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Certificate Courses

There are 4 required online courses, which are not in any prescribed order. You may take them in the order that works for you when your selection is available.

  • Financial Analytics

    Gain an understanding of statistical techniques for business, economics, and finance and how to apply those techniques to decision-making. This course teaches how to analyze time-series data and evaluate risk-reward trade-off. Learners will use data analytics software, apply financial analytics in real-world situations, and use statistical and prediction models to analyze and address financial industry problems.
  • Data Management

    Develop a foundational understanding of databases, data management, and data mining. This course examines the importance of database development and data warehousing in business intelligence. Learners will explore the latest methods of transforming large amounts of data and how to interpret database structures for searches and reporting.
  • Financial Technology Today

    Develop knowledge of the trends, innovations, and uncertainties in financial services. This course explores how fintech enhances industries supported by finance, including real estate and insurance. Learners will also discuss and assess the systems that support innovative technologies, including payment systems, personal banking, peer-to-peer lending, portfolio management, and more.
  • Emerging Technology

    Survey some of the world’s emerging technological practices, including: blockchain, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, robo-advising, lending and payment systems, and other emerging financial technologies. This course will explore the role cryptography plays in securing blockchain-based cryptocurrencies. Learners will understand the scale, complexity, threats to, and solutions possible with cybersecurity, and analyze the opportunities and future directions for robo-advising and lending and payment systems.
  • Paying for School

    SPS is in the process of getting the online Certificate in FinTech approved for Financial Aid.

    There are several financial assistance options available for you to start this journey and see your career take off.

    The SPS Office of Financial Aid is here to help you navigate various funding resources through scholarship opportunities, employer reimbursement, the FAFSA, and more.

    *Please note: Academic Year 2022-2023 tuition rates are $1167 per credit hour. Students should plan for a 3-4% increase of AY 2023-2024