Finance Certificate in FinTech

Diploma Description

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Emerging technology and advances in computing power are revolutionizing the world of financial analysis, trading, investing, and record keeping. The growing breadth, volume, and speed of financial data require tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to evaluate opportunities and mitigate risks. The Certificate in FinTech is designed to provide key tools and insights to enter this emerging area of finance and directly engage in the design and delivery of financial services and products using these new technologies. Learn the technological, market, and regulatory factors driving the acceleration of emerging technology use in finance, gain an understanding of key technologies such as artificial intelligence and data science, and utilize new tools in the area of algorithmic trading and machine learning and their key applications in the field. Taught by fintech industry professionals, the courses within this certificate provide you with opportunities to acquire and apply new skills.

This certificate is designed primarily for individuals seeking core knowledge in emerging technology in finance. Early-career professionals will find this to be a valuable credential to possess as they seek a role in this emerging area of finance. The certificate includes two required foundational courses and two electives, and it is expected to take up to two semesters to complete.

For questions about the program, please contact sps.finance@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

1 year

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of the key technological, market, and regulatory factors driving the acceleration of emerging technology use in global financial services
  • An understanding of the key features and characteristics of the most important emerging technologies impacting financial services
  • Familiarity with the key fintech applications revolutionizing financial services, such as algorithmic and electronic trading; alternative data applications; and changes to the payment, trade, and settlement life cycle

 

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

All Courses Required

Algorithmic Trading

Develop advanced skills in applying the most recent best practices in algorithmic (algo) trading to optimize returns.

2022 Summer
1 section

Machine Learning in Finance

This course is an introduction to machine learning with specific emphasis on applications in finance.

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Learn the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies, become familiar with Bitcoin, and gain a broad overview of blockchain concepts.

2022 Summer
1 section

Intellectual Property

Gain an understanding of patent, copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property (IP) rights and their logistics.

2022 Summer
1 section

Ethics and Governance

The course will offer a broad discussion of corporate boardroom considerations, ethics in the workplace, and the issue of corporate sustainability.

2022 Summer
1 section

ULL (Ultra-Low Latency) Architectures for Electronic Trading

Develop advanced skills in architecting electronic trading (ET) and market data applications.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some collegeĀ Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required