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The Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Join an emerging industry. Disrupt the status quo.

In today’s data-driven market, the field of finance is going through substantial and transformative changes due to advances in financial technology (Fintech). Fintech competes with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services, changes the landscape of financial services provided to clients, and demands different skill sets from financial executives in corporations. The tools of Fintech, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, robo advisors, and algorithmic trading, are ubiquitous throughout the financial services industry affecting decisions in investments, portfolio management, trust services, and securities trading. Industry participants, including banks, brokerage houses, hedge funds, mutual funds, and trading exchanges, are in the midst of incorporating Fintech into their operations and need these vital skills now more than ever.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology is a 15-credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). This program designed to sharpen tools for both finance professionals at all levels and other professionals who are interested in seeking specialized training in finance and enhancing their knowledge and skills in Fintech and data analytics.
Throughout the program, students will study traditional financial disciplines while also being exposed to newer technologies including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI, machine learning, big data, robo advisers and algorithmic trading. 
Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance in your profession.

Course Requirements
Two required courses:
  • FIN 6570: Essentials of Fintech
  • FIN 6576: Application of Blockchain in Financial Services Industry
And choose three of the following:
  • FIN 6503: Computer Applications in Finance
  • FIN 6520: Investments
  • FIN 6524: Portfolio Analysis and Management
  • FIN 6572: Financial Data Analytics
  • FIN 6574: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance
Career Opportunities
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Customer Analytics
  • Commercial Banker
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Market Analyst
  • Mutual Fund Manager
  • Stock Broker
  • Trust/Wealth Manager

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Fintech at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. Our courses are taught by highly qualified Ph.D. faculty with significant practical experience in taxation.  Many hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students will need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in Missouri for affordability.

Choose UMSL

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region. UMSL provides high-quality, affordable education to one of the most diverse student bodies in the state. No university is better connected to the surrounding region than UMSL. Seventy-three percent of our graduates stay in St. Louis. The city needs individuals who are well-equipped with fintech experience and skills and UMSL is prepared to meet that need. Choose the University of Missouri-St. Louis for fintech.


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