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Minor in Financial Technology (FinTech)

The minor in FinTech is designed to provide a foundation in the technologies, techniques, and tools employed in one of the fastest-growing areas of finance.

The financial industry has always been evolving with the integration of science and technology.  Although the concept of FinTech is not a brand-new field, the scope of FinTech innovations has grown rapidly in recent years. In the past 20 years, blockchain, mobile banking, machine learning, robo-advising, and cryptocurrency have been applied to the financial industry to create a wave of new and improved products and services that influence the shape of the global financial system.

Conventionally, the quantitative and technological roles in the financial sector were fulfilled by employees with mathematics, physics, and engineering background: but, with the growing demand for people with a deep understanding of finance and quantitative skills, FinTech has become an attractive discipline in business schools offering greater opportunities to business students into jobs previously dominated by other fields.

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours


  • Overview of various areas and the recent trends in the development in the FinTech sector,
  • Understand major development in FinTech that reshaped the existing finance sector, including money and payment, borrowing and lending, and asset management,
  • Understand major technological trends, including cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, textual analysis, and big data,
  • Overview of various machine learning algorithms,
  • Understand the econometrics behind the machine learning method,
  • Application of machine learning method through a statistical software – R,
  • Use of real data to learn the machine learning models,
  • Understand various investment and valuation strategies for crypto assets,
  • Make investment recommendations for crypto assets under the framework of portfolio management.



  • FIN 2310 Foundations of Finance or its equivalent
  • FIN 3319 – FinTech in Financial Services
  • FIN 4320 – Application of Machine Learning in Finance
  • FIN 4321 – Crypto Assets & Trading Strategies

Program Contact

Jason P. Berkowitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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