Degree: Master of Science in FinTech (MSFT)
The Financial Technology, or FinTech, industry is exploding in real-time. Changes in the way technology interfaces with finance applications have created a rapidly growing need for education and skills that aren’t fully addressed in traditional finance degrees. FinTech skillsets are becoming more and more important over just traditional finance knowledge. The financial industry is increasingly driven by data analytics and advanced technology.
The Weatherhead School of Management’s Master of Science in FinTech degree combines a strong grounding in finance, financial big data analytics, and programming, with an emphasis on newer technologies like artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain. Employer demand growth for master’s-level FinTech professionals outpaced the growth in demand for all master’s-level professions and regional and national demand for master’s level FinTech professionals has increased. Graduates will be in a position to land competitive jobs in a broad range of FinTech roles. There is an increasing trend in the number of job openings in the FinTech sector. Finance job candidates with knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science are in high demand, according to hiring sites Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Hired, and ZipRecruiter.
The Master of Science in FinTech will begin admitting new students for fall 2023. For more information about this program, contact Meredith Richardson, admissions manager, at 216.368.7586.